This project came to us from Erik in Cary, IL. Erik enjoys the sense of accomplishment of completing quick fixes around the home. This wine bar was his first restoration project and we think he did an amazing job!
After removing drawers, doors and hardware, Erik sanded all surfaces to be refinished. He removed existing paint or varnish using the Multi-Max MM40 with 70W Sand Paper for larger surface areas. He used the Dremel 4000 with the EZ407 Drum and 408 Sanding Band for more detailed areas.
Erik used the Saw-Max to cut pieces to construct the wine rack. He cut sections of 1" by 3" and 1" quarter rounds to fit the cabinet space. The 1" by 3" pieces served as the supports and the quarter round are the cross beams that hold the wine bottles. He screwed the 1" by 3" supports in the front and back of the cabinet using wood screws and a drill driver. He used trim nails to align the quarter rounds to fit the space, making sure the area between the cross beams were spaced to support a single wine bottle.
Erik used a heavy primer to paint the area of the wine bar within sight.
Once the piece was dry, Erik noticed a couple of rough areas of the primer. Using the Multi-Max and MM70P Paint Sanding sheets, he smoothed out rough spots. He again used the Dremel 4000 with the EZ Sanding Drum and a finer grit Sanding Band (445) to smooth out more detailed areas.
Once all areas were smooth, Erik gave the piece two coats of white paint.
Erik purchased pre-fabricated wine glass hangers online. Using the included hardware and a drill driver, he installed the hangers underneath the cabinets. He made sure to allow enough space at the front of the hanger so that the doors would close completely. Erik then completed the project by reattaching the doors, drawers and hardware onto the wine bar.