This step by step diy woodworking project is about diy wine rack plans. The project features instructions for building a medium-sized wine rack with glass supports. If you want to customize this project, you can choose an unique finish or make it wider (for more bottles of wine). You can use pallet or scrap wood to get the job done in a professional manner. Work with attention and make adjustments to the design and overall dimensions if you want to get the job done in a professional manner.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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DIY Wine Rack Plans
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- A – 3 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 16 1/2″ long SIDES
- B – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 16 1/4″ long BOTTOM
- C – 1 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 34 3/4″ long SUPPORT
- D – 1 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 34 3/4″ long GLASS SUPPORT
- E – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber (1/4″ thick) – 34 3/4″ long RAILS
- 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8 ft
- 1×2 lumber (1/4″ thick) – 8 ft
- 1 1/4″ screws
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- filler, stain
How to build a wine rack
The first step of the project is to build the supports for the wine rack. As you can easily notice in the diagram, you need to mark the cut lines on the 1×4 slats and to make the cuts with a jigsaw. Smooth the edges with 120-220 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.
Cut two pieces of 1×4 lumber and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the slats to the vertical supports, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 1/4″ screws to lock the vertical supports together. Make sure the corners are square before inserting the screws, to get a professional result. Remember that you can adjust the width of the wine shelf to suit your needs.
Fit the 1×2 support to the top of the vertical supports. Drill pilot holes through the slat and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the supports. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled.
Next, you need to build the wine glass rack. Mark the cut lines on the 1×4 slat and make the notches using a jigsaw. Remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth. You should adjust the size of the notches and the distance between them according to the glasses you have.
Drill pilot holes through the glass rack and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the vertical supports. Align the edges with attention and leave no gaps between the components.
Attach the 1×2 strips of wood to the front face of the wine rack, as shown in the diagram. Use glue and 5/8″ finishing nails to secure the rails to the supports.
One of the last steps of the project is to attach the 1×4 shelf to the top of the rack. Drill pilot holes through the shelf and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the vertical supports.
Fill the holes and dents with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Use 120-200 grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. Remember that you can adjust the dimensions for the wine rack to suit your needs.Drill pilot holes through the 1×2 support and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the studs.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the components from decay, we recommend you to apply paint or stain.
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