DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

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DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

If your storage options are limited but your wine collection is not, then this DIY is for you. Put your wine collection on display and keep your favorite bottles on hand for entertaining with an easy-to-make copper pipe and leather wine rack.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

Things You’ll Need

  • 1/2 -inch copper pipe — 12 pieces cut to 4 3/4 inches, six pieces cut to 8 3/4 inches, six pieces cut to 1 inch
  • 1/2 -inch T-fittings, 12
  • Pipe cutter
  • Two pine boards (3/4 by 11 3/4 by 14 inches)
  • 1 1/4 inch leather strip, 4 ounces
  • Leather punch
  • Rivets & rivet setter
  • 5/8-inch Forstner bit
  • Sandpaper
  • White paint

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

1. Mark holes in both boards 1 inch from each corner and 1 inch up from the middle of the long edge.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

2. Using a 5/8-inch Forstner bit, drill holes 1/2-inch deep, being careful not to drill all the way through.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

3. Lightly sand any rough edges, and paint the top and bottom of each board.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

4. Measure and cut all pipes to length: 12 pieces cut to 4 3/4 inches, six pieces cut to 8 3/4 inches, and six pieces cut to 1 inch.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

5. Using a sharp knife, cut the leather to length: four 1 1/4-inch strips cut to 25 1/4 inches long.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

6. Fold a leather strap in half over a piece of the pipe to determine where to punch the holes for the rivets at the strap’s center.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

7. Using a leather punch, punch 2 mm holes 1/2 inch apart.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

8. Insert rivets into the holes, and fasten them using the rivet setter.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

9. Rivet the ends of the strap in a similar manner.

10. Repeat steps six through nine for each of the leather straps.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

11. Mix epoxy and apply a small amount to each hole in the bottom board. Insert one 4 3/4-inch-long pipe into each hole, lightly tapping with a hammer if necessary.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

12. Thread the leather straps through each horizontal support.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

13. Assemble pipes with a small amount of epoxy at each joint using the 4 3/4-inch pipes as the vertical supports and the 8 3/4-inch pipes as the horizontal supports.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

14. Insert 1-inch pipes into the top of each T-fitting on the top row.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

15. Aline the holes and attach the top board with a small amount of epoxy.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

16. Fill with your favorite bottles.

Warning: Raw copper will tarnish over time but can be easily polished using any copper polish.

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

Photo credits: Cameron Oden

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