Diy wine cabinet plans

This step by step diy woodworking project is about diy wine rack plans. If you want to learn more about building a beautiful wine rack for your living room, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many designs and plans to choose from when building a wine cabinet out of wood, so make sure you take a look over the related woodworking projects that are featured on our site.

Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the wine rack to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.

If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.

 

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Diy wine cabinet plans

Building a wine rack

Building a wine rack

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 33 1/2″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 11 1/4″ x 31 1/2″  long SIDES
  • C – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 11 1/4″ long SIDE TRIMS
  • D – 3 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 11″ x 13 1/2″ long SHELVES
  • E – 4 pieces of 1/4″ plywood – 11″ x 13 1/2″ long PARTITIONS
  • F – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 15 3/4″ x 16″ long TOP
  • G – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 12 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 9 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 4 1/2″ x 10 3/4″ long, 1 piece of 1/4″ plywood – 10 3/4″ x 12 3/4″ long  DRAWER
  • H – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 11″ x 31 1/2″ long BACK

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses, Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building a wine cabinet

Building the side walls

Building the side walls

 

First of all, you need to build the sides of the wine rack. Use 2×2 lumber for the legs and 1×12 lumber for the panels. Take accurate measurements and adjust the size of the components to fit the dimensions in the diagram. Drill pocket holes along the side edges and fit the panel to the legs, as described in the diagram. Add glue to the joints and make sure the edges are perfectly flush.

 

Fitting the side trims

Fitting the side trims

 

Add 1×4 trims to the side panels in order to enhance the look of the project. Drill pilot holes at both ends and secure them to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws. In addition add glue to the joints and insert a few brad nails into the side panels.

 

Fitting the bottom support

Fitting the bottom support

 

Next, lock the sides of the wine rack together by fitting the bottom supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 1×4 supports and secure them to the legs by using 1 1/4′ screws. Make sure the sides are plumb and the corners perfectly square. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Attaching the shelves

Attaching the shelves

 

Build the shelves out of 3/4″ plywood and smooth the edges before drill pocket holes along the side edges. Fit the shelves to the structure and secure them to the sides by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.

 

Attaching the back

Attaching the back

 

Build the back out of 3/4″ plywood and drill pocket holes along the sides. Fit the piece of plywood to the back of the cabinet and lock it to the legs by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

 

Building the shelves

Building the shelves

 

Build the partitions for the wine rack using 1/4″ plywood. Cut the components at the right size and make the 1/4″ wide notches with great care before assembling them together.

 

Fitting the rack compartments

Fitting the rack compartments

 

Fit the partitions to the bottom opening and make sure there are no gaps. Insert a few brad nails to secure the partitions to the structure.

 

Building the frame of the drawer

Building the frame of the drawer

 

Build the frame of the drawer out of 1×4 lumber and the front face out of 1×6 lumber. Lock the components together by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square. Smooth the edges and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

 

Fitting the bottom

Fitting the bottom

 

Attach the 1/4″ plywood bottom to the drawer as in the diagram. Align the edges with great care and insert brad nails to lock it into place properly. Add glue to the joints to enhance the bond of the components. Wax the bottom thoroughly and fit a handle to the front face for a professional result.

 

Attaching the top

Attaching the top

 

Build the top of the wine cabinet out of 3/4″ plywood and place it on a level surface. Center the cabinet to the components and insert a few 1 1/$” screws through the trims and through the legs. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess material with a damp cloth.

 

Diy wine cabinet plans

Diy wine cabinet plans

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fit the drawer to the top opening and make sure it slides easily. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the wine cabinet.

 

 

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