Introduction: Fast & Easy & Cheap Wine Storage
The sweetheart asked me for some simple, temporary, short term wine storage for the pantry. Unqualified make anything plain and boring, I created these for him. Each holds a full case and because this storage is merely short term (read: we get to the bottles fast enough), the bottles can be stored cork up with no issues. Really, I swear.
Step 1: Get Supplies & Cut
All I needed was two pieces of 1x6 but your dimensions may vary. Finished height on these were about three feet-ish. So cut the wood to the appropriate lengths.
Step 2: Measure & Drill
Lay out where your holes need to go on center then drill out with a 1.5" hole saw. Mine were about 4.25" O.C. but they should have been more like 4.5" or 4.75". Either way, this worked out just fine.
Step 3: Keep Your Assistant Appeased
Get him a new toy. Do what you gotta do.
Step 4: Sand & Tidy Up
Sand the wood and if you have a handy rotary tool, that makes it super easy to clean up splintery edges and insides of the holes using a drum sanding bit.
Step 5: Connect
Align your boards where you want them perpendicularly, drill a couple pilot holes, then attach from behind so the screws are hidden. Glue if you'd like for added security.
Step 6: Almost Done
Now your wine rack for temporary short term storage is ready to finish however you choose!
Step 7: Finish & Install
I finished our racks with what I had on hand, Watco Danish Oil in black walnut. Once dried I attached them to the wall using screw-in wall anchors for added assurance from crashing down.
Step 8: Fill & Empty
Enjoy! Fill with wine bottles, empty, and repeat! Feel free to swing by my blog to see more photos and read extra details at http://goo.gl/1mdJ67.
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