Do you have problems trying to store stemmed glasses in your van? Wine glasses actually made of glass are more satisfying to use than plastic so it’s worth finding a way to secure them.

All you need for this simple project is a short off-cut of 20mm to 25mm aluminium or plastic angle, a small off-cut of vinyl flooring, some impact adhesive and three small screws.

Set out the glasses upside down in a row, with about 5mm between each glass and 15mm to 20mm at each end. Slide the angle in behind the stems to check that it is a suitable width.

Next, measure the length of holder that will be required at the height of the stems, and cut the angle to the correct length with a hacksaw.

Mark out the vinyl flooring off-cut to the length of the angle and twice the width required to retain the glassware (it will be folded double).

Apply impact adhesive to the back of the vinyl and both sides of one leg of the angle.

Leave this until it is almost dry, then fit the vinyl into the 90-degree inside angle and fold the rest of the vinyl until it is level with the back edge. Now press into place to close the glue bond.

Stand the assembly on two cups of the correct height, and place the glasses in position in front. Use a felt pen to mark where the slots need to be cut.

These should be roughly the same width as the stems at the chosen height, and deep enough to allow the glasses to be pushed back into place.

Using a craft knife, cut the slots, then check the assembly in place on the bench. Drill three fixing holes in the exposed angle and use short screws to attach it to the cupboard back.

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