A fun and simple idea for your outdoor entertaining this summer.
Barry Du Bois shows us how to make a helpful gadget for your wine bottle.
HERE’S A NIFTY wine-glass holder that sits atop any wine bottle. It holds four glasses – one at each corner – so you’re free to carry more snacks.
YOU WILL NEED pencil; ruler; square piece of scrap timber approximately 12mm-30mm thick (I used one 220mm wide); drill; 12mm-16mm and 32mm-35mm spade bit; fine-blade jigsaw or fine-tooth hand saw; orbital sander; fine sandpaper and block; paintbrush; paint ONE Using pencil and ruler, mark both diagonals of timber to find the middle. TWO Measure and mark 65mm along each diagonal line, starting from the outside edge of each corner.
THREE Use small spade bit to make a hole in each corner at marked points, stopping short of going right through. Turn over and drill through from the other side to cut out each hole.
FOUR Use large spade bit to drill a hole through the centre of the board using the same method from step three. FIVE On the marked side of timber, measure 5mm either side of the diagonal line to the hole in each corner. SIX Dust off timber and clearly mark out the rectangular shape you have created in each corner.
SEVEN Use fine-blade jig saw or fine tooth saw to cut out these slots.
EIGHT & NINE Give the board a thorough sand using orbital sander or sandpaper and block. Wipe down. TEN Paint board, paying close attention to each wine-glass slot.
Custom fit Adjust your measurements accordingly to suit your wine glasses.