Make your own decorative Spring Etagere

Posted: 8th Mar 2019

This one may take a bit of effort but it's well worth it - it will take 2-3 hours but by the end, you'll have your own stunning decorative Spring Etagere!

You will need

PSB 18 LI-2 Ergonomic
IXO including drill bit
30mm Forstner bits
11mm, 8mm and 4mm wood drill bit
3 rectangular glulam boards, for example made of paulownia (30x30cm, 25x25cm and 20x20cm)
Round bar of beech wood with a diameter of 2.5cm and a length of 50cm
2 M8 hanger bolts x 50mm
2 M8 screw sockets x 30mm
Woodscrew 4 x 35mm
Flat-head screwdriver
8 empty glass bottles
Optional: white or coloured wood varnish, approx. 175ml
Optional: paint roller with paint tray
Measuring tape or ruler
Pair of compasses
Protective gloves
Protective goggles
Face mask


1. For this three-level Spring Etagere, first the centres of the three glulam boards have to be determined. Use a ruler and a pencil to draw two diagonal lines from one corner to the opposite corner. Starting from the determined centre point, use a pair of compasses to draw the largest possible circle on all three boards which, according to each board size, results in three circles with a diameter of 30, 25 and 20cm respectively.

2. Next, take the two boards with diameters of 20 and 25cm. Using the diagonals that were drawn on them in step 1, mark each of their centres between their outer circle line and the centre point of each circle. This results in a total of four markings on each board. Set the PSB 18 LI-2 Ergonomic and a 30mm Forstner bit on the markings and drill four holes. Later, the bottlenecks will go through these holes. Note: depending on the size of the bottles, that you will use, the sizes of the required Forstner bit and consequently the holes can vary.

3. Then, drill a hole in the circle centre of both boards, using the PSB 18 LI-2 Ergonomic and an 8mm wood drill bit. Also, drill a hole in the circle centre of the 30cm diameter board, using a 4mm wood drill bit.

4. Now, firmly fasten each of the glulam boards to the workbench with screw clamps. Then, saw out a circle of each of the three glulam boards along their outer circle lines, using the PST 18 LI.

5. The circular boards of the etagere will later be connected by three cut-to-size round bars, hanger bolts and screw sockets. First, saw off a 5cm piece from the beech wood round bar, using the AdvancedCut 18. The lengths of the other two round bar pieces depend on the height of the bottles that you will use. The round bars should have lengths that correspond to the distance from the bottom of the bottle to about 4cm below the bottle opening.

6. Drill a hole in one end of the 5cm round bar piece, using the PSB 18 LI-2 Ergonomic and the 11mm wood drill bit. With the 8mm wood drill bit, also drill a hole in one end of the other two round bar pieces. In one of the longer round bars, drill a 11mm hole on the opposite side.

7. Insert the hanger bolts into the two 8mm holes and screw the screw sockets into the two 11mm holes, using a flat-head screwdriver. Now, the etagere can be assembled.

8. In order to assemble the etagere step by step, first hold the long round bar with the side that does not have a hole against the board with the largest diameter (30cm) which is set up like a wheel. Using the IXO, screw a woodscrew from below through the pre-drilled 4mm hole into the round bar, mounting it vertically to the board.

9. Then place the board with the diameter of 25cm on the round bar and screw the hanger bolt into the screw socket of the second, equally long round bar.

10. Place four of the glass bottles on the lower board, making sure that the bottlenecks fit through the holes in the 25cm board. Then, place the four additional bottles on the 25cm board, using the remaining space between the bottlenecks that stick out. Lastly, place the 20cm board on top of the etagere and fix it to the 5cm round bar by screwing the screw socket of the 5cm round bar into the hanger bolt of the upper 8cm round bar.

DIY tip: Prior to assembling, both the round bars and circular boards of the etagere can be painted white or in your preferred colour.

Tutorial courtesy of Marie Vaubel and Bosch Home & Garden