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Motorhome advice: How to make a storage rack for glasses or mugs

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With my other half complaining about the rattling noise the wine glasses and tumblers were making while on the road, I decided I had better try and find a way to solve this annoying problem.

Looking around my garage at home, I found four aerosol spray cans with nice white caps, together with an odd piece of ply. I combined these to create a platform to keep the glasses snug when in storage in a locker. You could shape the ply to suit whatever locker size you have.

As I had all the materials in stock, the cost was zero – just a little bit of my time.  The tumblers fit well, which means no more rattles. Perfect!

Tools you need to make a storage rack

  • Woodsaw
  • Sandpaper
  • Screwdriver
  • Aerosol can tops
  • Scrap of plywood
  • Non-slip matting
  • Drill and small bit (or bradawl to start the holes)
  • Crosshead screws and matching washers

 

Step by step guide to making a storage rack

 

 

Step 1
Once I’d found a suitable-sized section of plywood, I radiused the edges and sanded smooth any rough bits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2
Next, find an aerosol can with a top sized to suit your glass and remove it. Mine were all the same size and colour but they don’t have to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3
Pilot drill or use a bradawl in the base of the aerosol caps to avoid splitting and then screw them to the plywood base. Use a washer to prevent the screwhead pulling through and make sure the screws are not too long to go all the way through the plywood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4
Then place a small piece of non-slip material in the bottom of the caps. You can also use this material under the plywood base as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5
The completed glass holder should look something like this. You can, of course, adapt the design to hold more glasses and fit your storage space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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