Step 1: Drill Pocket Holes
Drill Pocket Holes
Using a pocket-hole jig, drill two holes into one flat side of each piece. No need to be exact with the hole placement, but they should be approximately an inch from the side edges to create a strong joint.
Step 2: Build the First Layer
Build the First Layer
Starting with the bottom herringbone layer, lay out the pieces as shown in the photo below. Then screw the pieces together.
Step 3: Herringbone Pattern Takes Shape
Herringbone Pattern Takes Shape
For this layer, the screws will go along the inside of the ‘W’ shape.
Step 4: Build the Second Layer
Build the Second Layer
Again, using the photos as a guide, lay out the second herringbone layer and screw the pieces together. For this layer, the screws will go along the underside of the ‘W’ shape.
Step 5: Glue the Layers Together
Glue the Layers Together
Apply a bead of glue between the herringbone layers and clamp them together.
Step 6: Allow Glue to Dry
Allow Glue to Dry
Allow the glue to dry for several hours; then remove the clamps and fill your wine rack.