You know what is the best feeling?
When you come home from a trip to find that your husband finished one of your projects for you…❤!!!
- Remove cabinet doors, shelf, and cross piece.
- Clean cabinet interior
- Prime cabinet (2 coats)
- Paint cabinet (2 coats) Let this dry completely before assembling the wine shelves. If the paint has not thoroughly cured, it will peel.
- Cut the three vertical shelves from the plywood. We put one vertical piece of wood in the center to divide the cabinet space and make two X shelves for wine. We used two additional vertical pieces of wood to make the sides of the cabinet flush with the cabinet edges (note: in the image above, the two unprimed sides). This allows the X shelves to slide into place, flush with the edges.
- Sand, prime, and paint, then secure in place with Brad Nailer and Liquid Nail. We used only glue for the side pieces. For the center piece we used liquid nail along the top and bottom and also nailed it into place.
- Once the vertical shelf is in place, measure the length of the cross pieces you will need. We measured and cut our wood to length first.
- Next we determined the angle of the end cuts by holding our cross boards up to the edge of the cabinets and marking the boards where they touched (the geometric math only works so well).
- After the end angles were cut, we inserted one piece at a time and then marked the middle of the board where the middle notch needed to be cut. This part is what the experts call “custom cabinetry,” which is really a bit of trial and error to make sure you cut and chisel out the space for a perfect fit.
- When all cuts were made we slid all pieces into place to make sure they fit well.
- Prime and paint the cross shelves.
- Insert into the cabinet and caulk all seams.
- Measure and cut the 1″x2″ boards to finish the edges.
- Attach edges with Brad Nailer
- Fill holes with caulk.
- Paint one last coat to cover the caulk seams and edges.