I got 18 mini barrels at Hobby Lobby, and decided to make some racks to hold some in groups of 3:
For this project you’ll need:
2 Craft Matchsticks
If you’re using these same barrels, cut the two matchsticks into 3 pieces:
(if using a different brand of barrels such as Hirst, simply adjust the lengths to fit yours)
Glue the pieces together:
(From above image: A = bottom “feet” of rack, B = long sides that barrels rest on, C = vertical supports that keep barrels from rolling off)
Make sure everything fits nicely:
Paint or stain the rack. I personally prefer FolkArt craft stains for items made out of real wood, as it lets the wood grain show through on things like barrels and gives them a nice naturally aged look… at least more so than my attempts at painting wood textures, lol.
For the rack I used Walnut stain, so it would stand out from the Mahogany barrels.
Gluing the barrels into the rack (and to each other) makes in-game placement a breeze.
That’s it! Super Simple!