How to Build a Wine Shelf with Glass Rack

This diy step by step diy project is about how to build a wine shelf with glass rack. This project is about building a rustic rack for two wine bottles that also features a glass support. I managed to build this wine shelf for under 10 dollars. This also makes for an unique conversation piece that will brighten up the look of your kitchen, or it can be offered as a gift.

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 shelf

Building a wine shelf

 

Materials

  • A – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 14″ long SIDES
  • B – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 9 1/2″ long, 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 8″ long SUPPORTS
  • C – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 9 1/2″ long SUPPORT
  • D – 4 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 9 1/2″ long RAILS

 

Tools

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

 

Tips

  • Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
  • Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Small wine rack plans

Building the sides of the rack

Building the sides of the rack

The first step of the project is to build the sides for the small wine rack. Mark the cuts on the 1×4 slats and get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth.

Assembling the wine shelf

Assembling the wine shelf

Next, you need to assemble the frame of the small wine rack. Drill pilot holes through the 1×2 support and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides. Drill pilot holes through the bottom support and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides. Make sure the corners are right-angled and align the edges with attention, before inserting the screws.

Wine glass rack

Wine glass rack

Build the wine glass support from 1×4 lumber. Mark the cut lines on the slat and get he job done with a saw. Use a chisel to remove the excess material and smooth the notch with sandpaper.

Fitting the glass rack

Fitting the glass rack

Drill pilot holes through the wine glass rack and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides.

Fitting the rails

Fitting the rails

Attach the 1×2 strips of wood to the front of the wine shelf. Use 5/8″ nails.

Wine Shelf with Glass Rack Plans

Wine Shelf with Glass Rack Plans

Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and stain the components. Drill a pilot hole through the top support and insert a 3 1/2″ screws into the stud.

 

 

How to build a wine shelf with glass rack

Wine-Rack-Plans

Wine Rack Plans

It only took me two hours to build this wine shelf with glass rack. If you like the idea, take a look over the following tutorial to see how I cut the components and assembled everything.

Building-the-sides

Building the sides

Mark the cut lines on the 1×4 slats for the sides. Use a saw to make the notches and the diagonal cut. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

Making-the-notch-to-the-side-supports

Making the notch to the side supports

After cutting one side for the wine rack, you should cut the opposite component, in the same manner described above.

Assembling-the-caddy

Assembling the caddy

Next, you need to attach the bottom slat to the sides of the rack. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slat and use a clamp to lock everything together. Check if the corners are square before inserting the 1 1/4″ screws.

Fitting-the-top-support

Fitting the top support

Continue the project by attaching the 1×2 support to the top of the wine rack. Drill pilot holes through the support and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides of the rack. Add glue to the joints.

Building-the-wine-glass-rack

Building the wine glass rack

Next, you have to build the wine glass rack. Cut a piece of 1×4 lumber at 9 1/2″ and mark the lines for the notches. Make cuts inside the marked area and remove the excess with a chisel. Smooth the edges with attention and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

Wine-glass-rack

Wine glass rack

Drill pilot holes through the wine glass rack before attaching it to the shelf.

Attaching-the-glass-rack

Attaching the glass rack

Use 1 1/4″ screws to lock the glass rack to the wine shelf. Make sure the edges are flush before inserting the screws. Add glue for a durable bond.

Fitting-the-rails

Fitting the rails

Fit 1×2 strips of wood to the face of the wine rack. Use 5/8″ brad nails and glue to secure the rails to the sides of the wine shelf. Place a wood block between the rails to create equal gaps.

Wine Rack with Glasses

Wine Rack with Glasses

 

DIY Wine Rack

DIY Wine Rack

 

Wine-shelf-with-glass-rack-plans

Wine shelf with glass rack plans

Drill a pilot holes through the center of the top support and insert a screw into the stud of the wall.

Small-wine-glass-rack-plans

Small wine glass rack plans

This rustic project makes for a great gift for a loved one. You can further customize the wine rack by making it wider or by painting a few letters or a logo.

DIY-Wine-Rack-Plans

DIY Wine Rack Plans

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