Hi internet!
This is my first instructable, so let me know if you have any questions of if I should change something.  This wine rack will hold more than 100 wine bottles (750ml bottles). This wine rack won't cost too much to build, especially if you have the wood lying around or can get some scraps from a construction site or something.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for death, dismemberment, new appendages, etc. that result from undertaking this project.  This thing is solid and very sturdy- each shelf supported my 200lbs- still I'm not responsible if yours isn't as good and your wine collection dies from your lack of craftsmanship.

-  2x2 Furing Strips (45x 11" boards)
-  2x4 Studs (10x 30" boards, 4x60" boards, 2x11" boards)
-  #8x2" screws (90x)
-  #10x3" screws (40x)
-  Stain if you want it.

-  Saw (I used a table saw)
-  Power drill (or screw driver with forearms like Popeye)
-  Sanding implement (I used a palm sander)
-  Clamps (I used 3" clams)
-  Tape measure
-  Level
-  Small awl (optional)

Step 1: Cut and Sand Everything

Cut and sand all your pieces of wood.  The better job you do sanding, the better it will look when it's done.  I cannot stress the sanding enough.  The picture shows more wood than you need as I made a second, smaller wine rack too.
Great job. Simple is always a good thing!
I took your design and made a small, ten bottle one for my apartment (5 over 5). I needed a wine rack, couldn't find one that I liked and was affordable, than I found your design and a few bucks, a few hours, and a small container of stain later, I had an awesome wine rack. Actually I have made several as my friends like it so much I made one for them as well. Thanks again, this is what instructables is for.
I like your design nice and simple. Though did you try chamfering the furing strips? Wonder if that would look a little more polished as well as provide greater surface area for holding the bottle. <br> <br>Either way, I might hammer one out this coming weekend! <br>
I had that in my original design, or using a really thick dowel cut in half to have more of a dome than a triangle to make it more polished looking. The practice of doing that without proper tools proved to be more effort than it was worth after a couple of test pieces.<br><br>As far as articulation goes, remember, no matter the angle your furing strips are cut at it's still a tangent line, so unless you cut them concave to match the sides of the bottle (and that will only be effective with one size and style of bottle) you'll get no more articulation with an angled cut than a corner. What it may do is better accommodate larger bottles: so if you've got the tools it's probably worth it.
Thanks! I'm sure it will serve you well.
Awesome! Gonna build me one of these....or 2 ;)

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