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DIY Davenport Model Design Project

Do it yourself projects are a fun way to spruce up a room in your home for a fraction of the cost. Depending on the size of the project, most projects are complete start to finish in just one weekend or less. Now that’s pretty fast for handmande and let’s not forget about that awesome gratifying feeling knowing that “Hey, I did this.”

When touring through model homes, like the new Davenport at Cypress Trails at Nocatee, folk take notice to many of the unique design features that characterize the home. In the Davenport model at Cypress Trails at Nocatee, folks can’t help but notice a nifty wine station with the oh-so-cool wine rack. Not only is it the perfect placement but it’s the perfect size. Here’s where those three letters D-I-Y come into play!

Created from various materials like recycled pallets, to garage-sale cabinets to inexpensive lattice that can be found at home improvement stores across the county, wine racks can be stylized to suit a wide array of tastes. In the Davenport, lattice trend was the perfect complement to the the lofty ambiance that characterizes this kitchen seen from the open design overlooking the living areas to the glass door cabinets. This masterpiece can be done in just five simple steps! With new houses in Ponte Vedra, Florida,the hardest task of all will be to decide which new home design at Cypress Trails will you add this personal touch to!

Things You’ll Need

  • Lattice panel,      5/8-by-48-by-48 inches
  • Carpenter’s square
  • Jigsaw
  • 4 pine pieces,      3/4-by-2-by-24 inches
  • Miter saw
  • Staple gun
  • Staples, 1 1/4-inch

Step 1: First, take a trip to your favorite home improvement store and purchase one piece of lattice panel, your choice of design and finish

Step 2: Take the measurements of the space where the wine rack will be positioned; you will need height, width and depth. Transfer these measurements using the carpenter’s square to the lattice panel. Using a jig saw, cut out the measurements to produce what will be the lattice template. Use this to trace another identical lattice panel.

Step 3: Cut four pieces of 3/4-by-2-by-24-inch pine to the width of the lattice panels, using a miter saw. Stand two of the pine pieces on edge, parallel to each other. Place one of the lattice panels on top, flush at the top and bottom of the pine pieces. Use a staple gun and 1 1/4-inch staples to fasten the lattice panel to the pine at the top and bottom. Shoot through the cut-off ends of the individual pieces of lattice. Repeat process on other panels.

Step 4: Measure the depth of the cabinet and then divide it into three equal sections from front to back and make marks. Slide the first panel into the cabinet then center the panel on the mark furthest from the front of the cabinet.

Step 5: Shoot1 1/4-inch staples through the pine pieces at the top and bottom to secure the panel inside the cabinet or structure. Slide the next panel into the cabinet and center it on the mark closest the opening. Shoot staples through the pine to secure it.

There you have it! Now it’s time to fill your new DIY home accent with your favorite wine selections! This step-by-step tutorial from SF Gate provides for a practical yet attractive piece that can add character to any room.