Instructions for a Homemade Wine Rack

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Store wine bottles in your homemade wine rack.
Store wine bottles in your homemade wine rack. (Image: wine rack image by jedphoto from Fotolia.com)

A wine rack can come in handy for anyone who drinks wine. It stores multiple bottles without cluttering your kitchen or bar. You can use all types of materials to make wine racks. You can make a wooden wine rack at home.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 24 inch by 10 inch by 3/4 inch surfaced lumber
  • 6 23 inch by 2 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch surfaced lumber
  • 24 8 gauge, 1 1/2 inch flat-head screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Clear varnish
  • Paintbrushes
  • Tracing paper
  • Transfer paper
  • Hard pencil
  • Jigsaw or coping saw
  • Coarse and medium sandpaper
  • Sanding block
  • Ruler

Use a pencil to trace a scalloped edge pattern onto tracing paper. The scalloped pattern is 23 inches long and is a series of six half circles that will be cut out of the wood. Each scallop will be used to hold a wine bottle, so each scallop should be slightly bigger than a wine bottle.

Use a pencil to trace a heart shaped pattern onto tracing paper. The heart will be cut out of 24 inch wood. It should be 2 inches long at the heart's widest point, and it should start 2 inches down from the top of the 24 inch piece of wood.

Transfer the scallop shape pattern onto the six pieces of 23 inch by 2 1/2 inch by 3/4 inch surfaced lumber with transfer paper and a hard pencil.

Transfer the heart shaped pattern onto two pieces of 24 inch by 10 inch by 3/4 inch surfaced lumber.

Cut out the scalloped shapes with a jigsaw.

Drill a hole into the center of the heart shapes.

Use the hole as a starting place to insert the jigsaw, so you can cut out the heart.

Wrap coarse sandpaper around a sanding block and sand the edges of the two pieces of 24 inch by 10 inch by 3/4 inch surfaced lumber.

Smooth the surfaces of each piece of wood with medium sandpaper.

The two pieces of 24 inch by 10 inch by 3/4 inch surfaced lumber should stand up straight, facing each other 23 inches apart. The six scalloped pieces of wood will connect them.

Place one piece of scalloped wood between the two end panels. Line up the bottom of the scalloped wood so it is flush against one side of the end panels.

Use a screwdriver to screw a nail through one end panel to secure the scalloped wood. Screw in another nail through the other end panel.

Screw in another piece of scalloped wood across from the scalloped wood you just screwed in so it is flushes against the other side of the end panel.

Secure two more sets of scalloped wood in the same way. Each set is a rack, so each rack should be separated by 8 inches of vertical space.

Use a paintbrush and varnish to coat the entire rack.

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