10-Minute Tech: Dedicated to Drinks

Beverage bottles in my outdoor kitchen’s refrigerator would always shift during transport, and then fall out when I opened the door. I fixed this by designing a special shelf to hold a dozen bottles in place.

Starting with a base rack made of 3⁄8-inch-thick plexiglass, I cut a plank that fits snugly in the bottom of the refrigerator.

I then used a 2½-inch hole saw to cut 12 holes in the plank to hold the bases of the bottles. Rubber adhesive pads under the base rack prevent scuffing. Next, I used 3⁄16-inch plexiglass to make a shelf to replace the original wire shelf and cut 12 2-inch holes centered over the base holes below.

Now drinks stay put, and there’s room for other items on the top shelf and in the door.

Stephen Lloyd | DeLand, Florida


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