Easy to Build WINE RACK




About: Hi There! This is Gianni. As you see i'm a lazy dudeneer...

Hello World!
This is my first Instructable, so please be patient if I don't describe everything perfectly :-)

This is an easy but efficent way to make a wine shelf yourself. This is mine, mounted, oiled and filled up with some good wine bottles.

Step 1: Ingredients (I Also Like to Cook ;-) )

All you need are some 20mm thick, 125mm large and 2,5m (depending on the height of your room) long laths. You can get them almost everywhere in hardware stores. An electic drill, a jigsaw, some screws, a 30mm Forstner bit, time and some working skills ;-)

Step 2: Prepare the Fixing Construction

First thing to do, is to horizontally fix two pieces of the laths onto your wall where the shelf should be finally mounted.
Best way to do this is to take some dowels and fix each lath with two screws.
Drill two 6mm holes into each lath. Position it onto your wall, drill the same holes into the wall, put in the dowels and fix the laths by using long (min. 70mm) screws.

Step 3: Drill the Holes!

Stacked wine bottels should always have a moisten cork to avoid a slow drying of it.
If so, the cork will shrink, air will get into the wine bottle and you would make winegar out of your precious wine.

To make sure this won't happen you have the drill the holes, where you stick in the bottles neck, inclinated.

Before you drill the holes, cut the laths in your desired height. Start with the centered hole and go on with the next one...
To make sure you always keep the same distance between two holes make yourself a gage . A piece of the cutted Lath with two holes in it is good enough. I choose 150mm gap between two holes.
I also shifted the holes between two successive laths. Looks pretty irregular.

Step 4: Line Up the Laths

Now that you have prepared the laths you can line them up onto the construction you screwed on your wall in step 2.
You can line them up, side by side or choose to build an angeled version like I did.

Step 5: Fix the Laths. Done!

You can now fix the laths on your constuction you prepared in step 2.
Screw them up side by side.
Fill up the rack with wine bottels....
DONE!  ;-)

wish you a lot of fun building it!



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    11 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the idea. I'm currently designing a wine cellar. I will try to incorporate this idea into the cellar.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Good Idea. Perhaps using shorter lengths that will fit into an existing cabinet or pantry unit.


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Really nice.
    I'd love to make this for my house in Mexico.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice --too bad for me i cant use it
    i buy my wine in 1/2 gallon jugs !!!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thx for the appreciation ;-)
    I've noticed that vine bottles have different diameters on their neck.
    So just in case you want to rebuild it, try to vary a little bit on the Ø of the holes...


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Wine bottles are surprisingly tough. I'm betting that the pine used for this project would break before the bottles would.