How to Build a Bottle-Vase Holder
Presenting flowers may be somewhat predictable, but not when they come in this tabletop display piece
Presenting flowers may be somewhat predictable, but not when they come in this tabletop display piece. All it takes is a simple framework made from stock oak and molding. Pluck the "vases" from the recycling bin or buy new ones with a shape you like. Ours look like scaled-down milk bottles, bringing a touch of old-timey character to the table.
Cut list to build a vase holder that holds three bottles (Ours is 14 inches long by 3½ inches deep by 7¼ inches high.):
1x4 oak top: Cut to fit. (Ours measures 11½ inches.)
1x4 oak base: Cut to fit, 1½ inches longer than the top. (Ours measures 13 inches.)
Oak base molding or plinth blocks: two @ 3½ inches. Select a profile that matches the height of your bottles.
½-by-¾-inch oak shoe molding: Mitered to fit
Measure the Top
Position three glass bottles along the centerline of a 1x4 oak board. Adjust the bottles so that they're evenly spaced and there's an equal space on either side of the bottles at each end. Use a combination square to mark three evenly sized sections on the board. Mark an X in each section to find its center point. Cut the board to size.