Right on Runningwolf. I use a "brad" nail gun too, but predrilling as I see in another comment is a good option too, but will take some time.Rocky when I made mine I used a finish nailer. I also used glue in areas of concern which worked out good in conjunction with the nail gun.
Those are numbers I can believe!!! Keeps us posted on how it turns out....Ok after a trip to Lowes with my husband we now have 200.00 worth of wood and a 900.00 trailer to carry it in for my "35.00 130 bottle wine rack". I just Love my husband. BTW the excuse for the trailer was to carry the 4 wheeler for deer hunting.
Thanks for all the interest! I have a few sketches here that I think do a good job of describing the design and the process of building. My wife (the stainer in our house), told me to suggest you stain the uprights before assembly, as it's darn near impossible after.
I think this is a pretty good design, even from a 9 1/2 fingered woodworker....
I did add up the costs, and see that my $35 is a little low for those who don't have a scrap pile to draw from as I do:
I'm blessed to have access to different exotic type fruits, plus Costco & Sam's Club has all the blackberrys, blueberrys, etc. that I need. I'm on my second batch of lychee wine. Its a Chinese fruit with the meat similar a grape. About to start a 5 gallon batch of lilikoi (passion fruit) using all juice, or as much juice as acid levels will allow. I just stabilized a 3 gallon batch of guava nector wine that is delicious. Today I'm collecting small wild strawberry guava from my neighbor's farm. Not enough for wine but enough for a small batch of jelly.What kind of wine do you make in Hawaii?