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How to Build a Wine Rack for Bottles and Glasses (page 1 of 2)

Add storage for wine and stemware where you may not think you have space. This project can be mounted on the wall in just a little more than two feet of space.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Step-by-Step Instructions:

We sized our project for average wine bottle dimensions, but you can alter the depth of your wine rack simply by using a 1x12 instead of a 1x10.

This project also uses pocket-hole joinery. If you're not familiar with it, take a look at the basics.

The finished dimensions: 6 1/2" high, 27 1/2" wide, 10 3/4" deep

Cut the Materials

Cut list:

sides (2) –3/4 x 2-1/2 x 24
bottom (1) – 3/4 x 9-1/4 x 24
back (1) – 3/4 x 5-1/2 x 24
front (1) – 3/4 x 3-1/2 x 24
spacers (7) – 3/4 x 3/4 x 10-3/4
outer glass shelves (2) – 1/4 x 2-1/2 x 10-3/4
middle glass shelves (2) – 1/4 x 2-3/4 x 10-3/4
wide glass shelves (3) – 1/4 x 3-1/4 x 10-3/4
shelf brackets (2) – 3/4 x 2-1/2 x 2-1/4
side shelf (1) – 1/2 x 3-1/2 x 10-3/4

Assemble the Base

Use Image 1 as a guide for cutting the sides to shape using a jigsaw or band saw.

Position the sides flush with the ends and edges of the bottom and attach using glue and #17 x 1-1/2-inch wire brads (Image 2).

Use Image 3 as a guide for cutting the back to shape. Position the back flush with the sides and bottom edge of the bottom and attach using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads.

Use Image 4 as a guide for measuring, marking and drilling 1-1/4-inch holes in the front as shown in Image 5.

Rip the front to 2 1/2 inches wide, making sure to cut through the holes (Image 6).

Position the front flush with the ends of the sides and bottom edge of the bottom and attach using glue and 1-1/2-inch brads.

Attach the Spacers and Glass Shelves

Turn the assembly over and position a spacer at each end of the assembly, flush with the edges and ends. Attach using glue and 1-1/4-inch wire brads (Image 1).

Position one spacer centered and square on the assembly and attach using glue and 1-1/4-inch brads (Image 2). Space the remaining four spacers equidistantly apart (roughly 3 inches) and square to the assembly and attach using glue and 1-1/4-inch wire brads. Note: It will be easier to paint the underside of the project now before the glass shelves are attached.

Position the outer glass shelves flush with the edges and ends of the spacers at the end of the assembly and attach using glue and #18 x 3/4-inch wire brads.

Position the middle glass shelves centered on the spacers next to the outer glass shelves and attach using glue and 3/4-inch brads.

Position the wide glass shelves centered on the remaining spacers and attach using glue and 3/4-inch wire brads.

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