This diy step by step diy project is about how to build a rustic wine rack. The wood wine rack is is made for three wine bottles. I managed to build this wine rack for under 5 dollars ans in just a few hours. This also makes for an unique gift that is inexpensive and easy to build. You should also check out the rest of the related projects for more ideas.
You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. If this is your first project, you should read the instructions with attention. Invest in high quality lumber and plywood, as the components will be exposed to bad weather. Protect the components with appropriate paint or stain.
There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tools when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure.
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Building a wine rack
- A – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 16″ long BASE
- B – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 9 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 5″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 14″ long SUPPORT
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw, pocket hole jig
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
- One Day
DIY wine rack plans
If you want to build this rustic wine rack, you should take a look over the plans, as well as over the step by step instructions. You can make adjustments to the plans, if you want to add a personal touch to the project. I used reclaimed lumber for my project, but if you want to get a more refined appearance, you should invest in high quality lumber.
First of all, you need to build the rack for the wine bottles. Make a 45 degree cut to one end of the slat, as shown in the plans. Mark the cut lines on the slat and get the job done with a drill hole saw bit. You can adjust the size of the holes according to your needs. The holes for my project have 1 1/4″ in diameter.
Next, you need to attach the support to the base of the wine rack. Drill pilot holes through the base and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the support.
Build the vertical supports from 1×4 slats. Make 45 degree cuts to the supports, as shown in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through the base and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the supports.
Apply a few coats of stain to protect the wine rack from decay. Make sure you smooth the edges and the surface thoroughly before applying the coats of stain.
How to build a rustic wine rack
The first step of the project is to build the base for the wine rack, Use a miter or a circular saw to make the 45 degree cut to the slat, as shown in the diagram. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Next, you need to mark the middle of the slat and the middle of the holes. Take accurate measurements for a professional result.
Use a hole saw drill bit to make the round holes to the slat, as shown in the diagram. Use a clamp to lock the slat to the workbench when making the cuts.
Use sandpaper to smooth the edges and the surface, as shown in the image. It is essential to remove the chips and to even out the surface.
Build the vertical supports from 1×4 slats. Use a circular saw to make 45 degree cuts to the top of the supports, as shown in the image.
Drill pilot holes through the base and add glue.
Align the vertical support, making sure the edges are flush and the corners are right-angled. Insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock the components together tightly.
Drill pilot holes through the base and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the rack. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Drill pilot holes through the rack and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the vertical supports. Make sure you countersink the head of the screws, as you will need to cover them with putty later on.
Fit the small vertical support to the wine rack, as shown in the plans. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the supports.
Before staining the wine rack, I wanted to make sure it can hold the bottles. And I can say it is sturdy enough to support the bottles.
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