Thank you all for the encouragement and kind words
The next item on my agenda was to do something with that space behind the driver's seat and in front of the refrigerator cabinet. I tried to find what others here had used that space for and didn't have any luck searching through threads. My initial thought was to install some kind of magazine rack back there in order to store maps and owner's manuals...
However, after a weekend trip with Mrs. Steve C and dealing with a couple of bottles of wine rolling around for days, I decided to give her a spot of her own. A wine rack seemed like the perfect solution and I figured I'd get brownie points as well...
First thing I did was mock up a series of side profiles with scraps in order to match the angle of the seat when it's in my preferred driving position. I really wanted the rack to fit in the space like it was meant to be there from the beginning.
After some searching on line (and through our recycling bins), I decided to use 3 3/8" holes for the bottles. While this size hole won't fit all bottles, it seemed to be the best compromise and it also fit a bottle of whisky I had in the van at the time
I utilized a hole saw mounted in a drill press to completely cut through the top two brackets. On the bottom board, I drilled down about 1/4" and used a hand held router with a straight bit to clean out the rest. To more easily slide bottles in and out of the rack, I used a 3/8" round over bit and went around the tops and bottoms of the middle two supports.
To attach the wine bottle supports I decided to route dados in the sides and glue them in. For the top and bottom mounting boards, I drilled pocket holes into the backs and screwed them to the sides (sorry no pictures of that).
To help limit rattling bottles, I also added some weather stripping around the inside of three of the holes (the whisky bottle fit perfectly as was). So far, that seems to have prevented any noise from occurring. Attaching the wine rack to the front of the refrigerator cabinet was accomplished by using four #8 3/4" washer head screws. Two on the top and two on the bottom mounting boards. Eventually these screw heads will be covered by SMB provided black press on screw covers.
If anyone decides to make their own, I think that just about any bottle shape and size could be accounted for. You'd just need to make the holes a little differently.
In the completed picture, you will see that the mounted rack sticks out like a sore thumb. That will be remedied in a future post when the other cabinet fronts match.