How to Make a Wine Rack for a Small Cabinet

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Storing wine in a wine rack is neat and tidy
Storing wine in a wine rack is neat and tidy (Image: wine rack image by guiney from Fotolia.com)

When you only have little storage space in your apartment and you cannot install large wine cabinets, a small wine rack will do the same job. A wine rack capable of storing six bottles wine will fit neatly inside a small cabinet, and even a non-expert can assemble one. Wine racks come in many shapes and forms, but generally they look like square-shaped pigeon holes that can accommodate standard-sized bottles.

Things You'll Need

  • 10-foot long floor board
  • PVA Glue
  • Circular saw
  • Varnish
  • 100 grit sand paper
  • Sander
  • Face mask
  • Brush

Cut the floor board for the wine rack using the circular saw. Cut four one-foot, two two-foot and three pieces eight-inch long pieces. The one-foot long pieces will be the horizontal parts, the eight-inch long parts will be the separators and the two-foot long pieces the sides of the wine rack. The inside of your cabinet may be a different size, so first measure your cabinet and adjust the size of this wine rack design accordingly.

Sand the wood slices using the 100 grit sand paper and the sander.

Apply the varnish to the wood slices using the brush and leave them to dry.

Draw four marks eight inches from one another on the two-foot long sides of the wine rack starting from the end of the board. This is where you will glue the one-foot long pieces.

Draw a mark at the center of each one-foot boards. This is where you will glue the eight-inch pieces.

Glue the eight-inch long pieces to the one-foot long ones at the marks. Wait until they completely dry and stick together. Glue the two-foot long boards to the side of this structure. You should now have space for six bottles of wines in a wine rack that looks like pigeon holes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Choose a type of wood and stain color that will go well with the other pieces of furniture in your room.
  • Use a face mask when applying the varnish as it may contain chemicals that can be harmful to your lungs.

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