DIY: Wall Wine Racks


Wall wine racks are an elegant addition to your home. Whether you choose to locate them in a dining room or wine cellar, they are also important for the care of your wine collection. Wine bottles should be stored on their side to allow the wine to come into contact with the cork. Therefore, wall wine racks should make it easy to lay the bottles on their sides. It doesn't have to cost a lot to install wall wine racks. With inexpensive lumber and a few basic tools, you can make your own.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 boards, 1 by 10 inches by 2 feet
  • Wood glue
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver
  • 16 wood screws
  • 2 boards, 1 by 10 inches by 32 inches
  • Saw
  • Line up four pieces of 1-by-10-inch boards on edge to form a box. Each board should be 2 feet long so your box is a square.

  • Drill four evenly spaced pilot holes in the end of each board so that screws screwed into the holes will hold that corner together.

  • Dismantle the box and apply a thin, even coat of wood glue on the ends of the boards that will contact each other. Reassemble the boards into the box and press the glued ends together.

  • Screw a wood screw into each pilot hole to secure the box. Countersink the screws so the screw heads are flush with the wood surface.

  • Mark a line in the middle of a 1-by-10-inch board that is 32 inches long on the broad side. Find the exact center of this line and mark it. Center a 3/4-inch-wide cut on the first line from the edge to the middle mark. Repeat this cut on another 32-inch board.

  • Fit the boards together in a cross pattern. Wedge this cross into the box you made. The cross pieces should extend from opposite corners of the box and form four triangles inside it, completing the wine rack box.

  • Repeat Steps 1 through 6 to make as many additional wine rack boxes as you need to store all your wine bottles. Stack the wall wine rack boxes beside and on one another against a wall. Alternatively, hang them on the wall. Lay wine bottles inside each of the triangles formed by the crosspieces.

Tips & Warnings

  • This wine rack accommodates 750ml, 325ml and 1.5L bottles.
  • Paint or stain the boxes to match your décor and protect the wood. Putty the screw heads to hide them.


  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images
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