DIY Wine Racks – Make Your Own Wine Rack

You’re a handy guy or gal, you know you could go to the store and buy a wine rack, but why spend all those dollars buying some chintzy metal wine rack from the store when you can pick up your hammer, some nails and a bit of gumption and have yourself a DIY wine rack party?  Well then you are in luck, we made this post for you, all about how to make your own wine rack, yay!


How to make your own wine rack

Now this can be a simple DIY exercise or you can get pretty crazy when making your own wine rack.  Don’t worry, we are going to give you all the options and even when you realize at the end that you are way over your head, some places to just breakdown and buy a wine rack.  

I’m not one to try to reinvent the wheel over here, there is enough people online that have awesome plans and ideas on how to make wine racks and who am I to try to one up them?  With that being said I am trying to make this a great resource for people trying to make their DIY wine rack instead of searching the whole internet trying to find the info, boom it’s right here, your welcome!  Many thanks to all the other kind soul out there making some fabulous wine racks, we salute you.


Wall Wine Rack

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This is my personal favorite wall hanging style wine rack that I found, not only is it fairly straightforward and simple to construct, it has an awesome minimalist element to it that I just love.  The best part is you can technically make it from a single piece of wood on the cheap, so if you are on a budget I bet you can ask around and find something that will work for free 99.

What you will need:

  • Drill + 1-3/8” forstner bit
  • Miter saw – regular saw will work if you don’t mind it looking a little off
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil or pen if you think you can cover those markes up
  • 25” of a 2” x 4” board
  • 18” of a 1” x 6” – This is what you could replace with just a 2” x 4” if you are really cheap
  • 1-1/4” & 2-1/2” wood screws
  • Wood Glue (sorry not duct tape buddy)
  • Some things to keep you safe


Please cruise over to for step by step instructions and plans on how to build this bad boy.


Counter Wine Rack

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Not all of us have a ton of floor or wall space for wine racks to be all up in our business.  Fortunately there is always a bit of counter space that is sitting there all unused and what not, so why not fill it with some bottles of wine?  Well my friend do we have a solution for you, this lovely little countertop wine rack is fairly straightforward to make and will hold enough bottles of wine to get the likes of your Aunt Karen drunk – too bad she drinks $2 Buck Chuck Chard that she throws ice cubes in.  This is another rack that you could really scale up to hold more wine if you wanted to.

What you are going to need to pull this off:

  • 6’ of 1” x 8” board – a 2”x4” can also work if that’s what you already have lying around
  • 1-1/4” brad Nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Table or hand saw
  • Hammer
  • Jig Saw
  • Safety thangs
  • (optional) Wood Stain

Take your bad self to to get the step by step – Plus they have free wine rack plans


Hanging wine rack

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Okay technically this is a wine rack you hang on the whole, but it is a rack that also it incorporates a wine glasses rack, and if you are like me you for damn sure do not have a lick of space in your cabinets for anymore wine glasses (I literally have a box of them in the garage because i ain’t got no space!).  Enough about me, back to what we were talking about. This wine rack is a little more complicated to make than the others but a little classier, so your hard work would definitely pay off when you complete this thing. The only problem is having people ask you to build them one when they see it (trust me, this is a real problem).

What you will need:

  • 3’ of 1”x6” board
  • 3’ of 1”x8” board
  • 1’ of 1”x2” board
  • 6’ of 1x4”
  • 1-1/4” Pocket Hole Screws
  • 1-1/4” Wood Screws
  • 1-1/4’ Brad nails
  • Wood Glue
  • Hardware to hang this thing
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Speed Square
  • Drill with drill bit
  • Circular or table saw
  • Kreg jig – this is a real thing come to find out (it drills pocket holes for corners)
  • Jigsaw
  • Hammer or brad nailer
  • Safety stuff


Head to to get the instruction on putting this thing together

(These plans could be better, so it may take a bit of imagination to make the cuts involved)


Simple Floor Wine Rack

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As someone that personally has this wine rack in particular, I can attest its great, it looks nice, and can hold a good amount of wine.  This one is also fairly simple to construct for most DIYers out there and is only made from a single piece of wood. The best part about this design is that it can really be scaled down or up depending on your space and needs, or you can make multiple ones and full up a whole wall. BONUS: it doubles as a small table, I actually have another wine rack on top of mine, what can I say I love wine!   

What you will need:

  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Miter or table saw
  • Orbital sander or just sandpaper if you are really trying to get a workout
  • Large and small woodworking clamps – or just a stack of books in a pinch
  • Kreg Jig – I have no idea what this is, I assume it’s a made up thing to make you scared to attempt this project


Cruise on over to for the step by step instructs for the Wine Cube (cool name, but I think Bota box stole it)


Making a wine rack out of repurposed materials


How to make a wine rack out of a pallet

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As a fellow pallet repurposor, I think this one is pretty rad, plus no buying wood, and glue and having tools, annnnd you get it.  A word of caution on making anything pallet related; it’s not as cool or easy as you think, pallets are of all shapes and sizes so finding the right one is crucial, and sometimes just buying wood and doing one of these other projects may actually be easier at the end of the day.  Anyways, I like this pallet wine rack, it’s fairly simple and shouldn’t be too hard to do it yourself, plus is has wine glass holders!


What you will need:

  • A wood pallet – one without blocks (they get into what that is on the plans)
  • 1 – 1”x4”x8” board of similar wood – might be able to use some extra pallet wood
  • 48 wood screws – Or you can reuse the pallet screws if ya real broke
  • 80 grit sandpaper – those pallets are more beat up than they even look
  • Hand Held Jig saw – Sorry Jeb, your fancy floor Jigsaw ain’t gonna work here
  • Reciprocating saw AKA Sawzall – You might get away with a circular saw in a pinch
  • Miter saw
  • Hammer
  • Crow Bar
  • 1/8” drill bit
  • Power drill
  • Wood clamps
  • Wood Glue
  • (Optional) Paint Brush
  • (Optional) Wood Stain or paint


Cruise on over to to check out the plans for the wine rack


Making a wine rack out of a wooden crate

This one is gonna go down and the easiest to pull off on this list, you might even be able to pull it off with the dusty old tools you have laying around your garage.  It’s a great way to repurpose a wooden crate you have laying around, or if you feel like picking one up from Michaels and being part of the the problem and not the solution, be my guest.


What you will need (I’m guessing here since they do not list it):

  • A decent sizes wood crate
  • A board that is approximately the same width as the depth of said crate and long enough to be twice the diagonal width of the crate
  • Jig saw
  • Wood nails or screws
  • Drill or hammer
  • Wood glue
  • Measuring tape
  • Safety stuff
  • (Optional) Paint brush
  • (Optional) Wood stain


Check out the “plans” at if you feel like tackling this one

(These are probably the worst plans on here, not much detail, so you may need to look at the Wine Cube plans to figure out how to pull off the X in the middle)    


So you don’t want to make your own wine rack


Okay, i get it, making your own aint for everyone.  Turns out these take a good amount of tools that not everyone has, a trip to the hardware store and then another trip to pickup that one thing you forgot.   These places have some decent options when it comes to wooden wine racks, so at least you can lie and say that you made it:


We really hope you enjoyed this post on DIY wine racks and hope you were able to find the homemade wine rack of your dreams.  Let us know your thoughts in the comments, whether you tried to make one yourself, or any other cool wine rack plans you have found.



James @

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