Crisscross Rack How-To
- 11 strips of 1 1/8 inch lattice (see list below)
- Spring or A clamps
- Drill with 1/2-inch bit
- Wood glue
- 14 Shaker-style wooden pegs
Lattice: Cut and label the following pieces of 1 1/8-inch lattice: Four 53 1/2-inch-long pieces (use a pencil to number them 1, 2, 10, and 11) Two 40-inch-long pieces (number them 4 and 5) Three 55-inch-long pieces (number them 3, 6, and 7) Two 38-inch-long pieces (number them 8 and 9)
After you have cut your lattice strips and before securing all the joints and drilling holes, mark each piece of lattice 4 inches from each end. Stack the wood loosely in the shape of the rack; all ends should overlap each other by 4 inches.
Use the lattice to create an isosceles triangle: Diagonally place strip 1 as the left side, then strip 2 as the right side. Remember, the tips should extend 4 inches beyond the joint.
To create the bottom of the large triangle, lay strip 3 on top horizontally.
Use strips 4 and 5 to create an X on top of the triangle; each of the top ends of the X should overlap the triangle sides 9 1/2 inches below the triangle point.
Lay strip 6 horizontally across center of the X.
Lay strip 7 horizontally across the top of the X, crossing the other pieces where the X meets the large triangle.
Lay strips 8 and 9 vertically to make sides of rack.
With strip 7 as the bottom side, diagonally lay strips 10 and 11 to create an inverted triangle (this will also make a diamond in the center of both triangles).