Step 8: Lay out the notches for the wine rack

Lay out the notches for the wine rack to make a wine hutch
Photo: Ryan Benyi
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Place the first piece in the box diagonally, with the bevels flat against the bottom and the side. Hold the second piece perpendicular to the first, and mark the edges of both pieces where they cross. Set the depth on a combination square to 7½ inches. Hold the square at each mark, and draw lines for a ¾-inch-wide by 7½-inch-long notch on each board, as shown; the notches will allow the boards to slip together in an x.
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    Tools List

    • Rafter Square
      rafter square
    • circular saw
      circular saw
    • straight edge
      straightedge
    • hand clamps
      clamps
    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      pneumatic nailer
    • drill
      drill/driver
    • 1/4-inch drill bit
      ¼-inch drill bit
    • combination square
      combination square
    • jigsaw
      jigsaw

    Shopping List

    1x15 edge-glued panels. Get four 6-footers for the sides and shelves, one 3-footer for the top.

    ¼-inch lauan for the back. Get one 4-by-8-foot sheet.

    1x3 for cleats. Get 3 feet.

    -inch square dowels for the glass rack. Get two 3-footers.

    x3 lattice for the glass rack. Get two 3-footers.

    3¼-inch baseboard molding. Get one 6-footer.

    9/16x3-inch crown molding. Get one 6-footer.

    2x4 for crown backing. Get 3 feet.

    1x2. Get two clear-pine, 6-footers.

    1x5. Get one clear-pine, 8-footer.

    1½-inch and -inch 18-gauge brad nails

    1¼-inch drywall screws.

    wood glue.

    120-grit sandpaper