Before I get started on my frame, I wanted to give you an update on the Railroad spike wine rack that I shared with you a couple of weeks ago. When we last saw the wine rack it was laying on the floor in my basement, all ready for installation.
After receiving a couple of comments doubting that the wine bottles would stay on the rack, I was starting to have doubts myself. My test bottles worked, but I was getting anxious to see the rack actually on a wall.
We were finally able to take the wine rack to my sons house on Sunday. Here are my son and hubby attaching the inside metal strip. The metal strip got gobs of liquid nails but it wanted to keep sliding down the wall. Instead of holding the rusty metal to the wall for a couple of hours we decided to hammer a couple of nails thru the metal. That did the trick.
Surprisingly enough, the remainder of the wine rack went up without a hitch and the bottle really does stay on the rack. Yea!!
We only provided one measly bottle for the stocking of the rack…but no worries, right after we left my son and his wife were headed off to a winery. Do I know them or what?
From the same trip to the salvage yard when I got the wood for the railroad spike wine rack, I also picked up one piece of great old molding. That’s it, just one piece of molding, about six and a half feet in length.
From that one piece of molding, I cut two pieces of wood 21 inches and two pieces, 18 inches, mitered at the corners.
The molding frame was attached with nails and glue.
After two coats of white semigloss latex paint, pallet wood was cut to fit the inside of the frame.
The pallet wood was painted black..
… and then finished off by sanding and staining.
Used a pencil to outline a small wooden picture frame onto the pallet wood. This frame was just a cheapy IKEA wood frame.
The pallet wood was cut out with a jigsaw where the frame edges were marked and the little picture frame was given a coat of white paint.
A couple of pieces of scrap wood, glued and tacked onto the back hold the pallet wood in place. The small picture frame was glued to the surrounding pallet wood. The clips that hold the picture in place were left exposed to allow me to change the picture.
Someone once asked me where he could find a salvage yard in his area. The only thing he found when he looked up salvage yards was automobile salvage. If you’re having the same problem, make sure you specify architectural salvage. I hope that helps, and I hope you have a salvage yard where you live…just don’t take all the good stuff, leave that for me. 🙂
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