Some prefer the rustic and simple appeal of an unfinished wooden wine rack. For people who tend to leave projects unfinished, a wine rack is a great project – it's simple and it doesn't take a lot of time or effort to build an attractive wine rack.
However, if you are one of those who prefer a finished wooden wine rack, you will want to take the next step. If so, this article is for you. Read on to learn more about finishing your wine rack project.
Alternative finishes for your wooden wine rack
If you are not one for an unfinished wooden wine rack, then you will want to add a little more work to enhance its appearance. You can do several things to make your wine rack look great. Of course, there is no problem with using your rack as it currently is, but with a little extra work, you can make it look cool. Adding paint or veneer can make a big difference.
If you want to add a finish to your unfinished wood wine rack, you will first have to decide exactly how you want the finished product to look. One way you can decide is to look at the room where you plan to use the wine rack. Try matching your unfinished shelf to this room's color scheme or make it a complementary color by painting it.
There is also the option of not painting or varnishing your unfinished wine rack and instead of sanding and polishing the shelf to a smooth finish. If you've used wood with attractive color and grain, this is a great way to add a finishing touch to your raw wood wine rack. If you paint wood, it will cover the grain pattern; and the stain or varnish will change the color of the wood, so if your wine rack is made of high-quality wood, this may be the best option.