Introduction

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

Step 1

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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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Attach the Shelf

The shelf assembly can be attached on either the left or right side of the wine rack assembly.

Use the layout in Image 1 as a guide for cutting the shelf brackets to shape. Drill two pocket holes on the 2-1/4-inch side. Be sure to drill the holes so that one shelf bracket is a mirror image of the other.

Position the shelf brackets 3/4 inch from the front and back of the assembly and flush with the bottom of the narrow glass shelf, and attach using glue and 1-1/4-inch pocket hole screws.

Use the layout in Image 2 as a guide for cutting the shelf to shape.

Position the shelf on top of the shelf brackets and flush with the front and back of the wine rack assembly. Attach to the shelf brackets using glue and 1-1/4-inch brads.

Step 5

Apply Finishing Touches

Fill any nail holes and prime and paint the wine rack as desired.

You can attach the wine rack directly to studs in the wall, or you can use cabinet hangers. When attaching to wall studs, be sure to drill countersunk holes in the back to match with the spacing of the studs. Use at least 3-inch-long wood screws.

For cabinet hangers: Attach two cabinet hangers on the back, and attach their corresponding hangers on the wall per the manufacturer's directions. Place the wine rack on the cabinet hangers.