Don’t have a wine cellar? No problem! Build this wooden wine rack to store your bottles of wine and wine glasses on your wall. Download our free DIY wine rack plans to build your own just like this!
Thank you to Kreg for sponsoring these wall-mounted wine rack plans! All opinions are entirely my own. This post also contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t recommend wholeheartedly. Read my full disclosure here.
We’ve made a lot of woodworking projects over the years, but something we’ve never attempted is a homemade wine rack! We designed an awesome wall-mounted wine rack shelf that would look great in any kitchen or dining room.
This stylish wine rack is perfect for the wine connoisseur to store wine bottles and hold wine glasses. It was such a fun project to build.
The best part is that we’re sharing the simple plan with you for FREE. Keep reading to learn how to download this plan so you can build your own rack using our plans and detailed tutorial.
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When we were designing this wall-mounted wine rack, we took extra care to make sure this would be an easy DIY project that is good for beginning woodworkers and incorporated easy joinery with pocket holes.
Kreg 720PRO Pocket Hole Jig
If you’ve been following Making Manzanita for a bit, you know that we are big fans of the Kreg pocket hole system.
We built a lot of projects using our original K5 Pocket Hole Jig, we even have a super detailed guide and video about how to use it that you can check out here.
In 2021, Kreg released brand new pocket hole systems that replaced the K4 and K5, and the upgrades are pretty awesome.
The new 720PRO (which we were using for these wine rack plans) and the 520PRO (which replaced the smaller K4 system) were improved a ton, the most noticeable change being that they are easier to set up and use – score.
My favorite new feature of 720PRO is the clamp that you don’t have to adjust anymore. You should clamp it down and it automatically adjusts to match the thickness of your wood, so cool, right?
Pocket hole joinery is definitely one of the easiest ways to join wood in woodworking projects. It’s our favorite hidden weapon for beginning woodworkers!
We teamed up with our friends Kreg again for these free plans and are sharing them online for free, now available on KregTool.com!
Kreg’s website is chocked full of so many easy-to-follow FREE woodworking plans! I promise that you are going to find so much inspiration while you’re there! It is a goldmine!
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DIY Wine Rack: Video Tutorial
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Ready to see the end result of the wine rack shelves?
I love how our simple wine rack turned out. It has plenty of storage for bottles of wine and allows them to lay flat on the shelf, which is the best way to store wine.
The other shelf without the slots for the wine bottles can be used to hold upright bottles of wine or for storing your wine glasses.
Most of the wine glasses that we have (and that we notice most of our friends have) are stemless, so we didn’t put in slots for storing stemmed wine glasses (like you may see on other wine racks, like this one). If you wanted to add a place for storing stemmed wine glasses upside down under the shelf, you can simply add some slots to the bottom of one of the shelves for a wine glass holder.
This shelf makes a great homemade gift for a wine lover. Build this for them so they can display their favorite bottles from the wine collection proudly! We made it very easy to build if you follow along with our detailed plan and step-by-step guide.
Most of the wine rack is assembled with pocket hole joinery and the front pieces are attached with wooden dowels (because they are too small for pocket holes). However, if you wanted to simplify this project even more, you could also attach the front pieces of the shelves with brad nails or finish nails using a nail gun instead.
Want to build this wine rack? Here’s what you’ll need!
- Kreg jig – 720 Pro
- Kreg 90-degree corner clamps
- Kreg clamp table
- Miter saw
- Table saw (or circular saw with Kreg Rip-Cut)
- Tape measure
- Drill press (optional)
- Impact driver
- Orbital sander
- ½” Drill Bit
- ⅛” Drill Bit
- 1 ½” Hole Saw
- Multi-tool or Utility Knife
- Rubber Mallet
- Staining Rags
- Keyhole Router Bit
- Router table
- ¾” x 10” x 4’ Poplar (Qty 1)
- ¾” x 6” x 4’ Poplar (Qty 1)
- ¾” x 3” x 4’ Poplar (Qty 1)
- Kreg pocket hole screws (1 ¼”)
- 80 – 150 grit sandpaper
- Wood glue
- ½” Dowel Plug
- Sealer (we used aerosol polyurethane)
- Drywall screws (for hanging on the wall)
- Pocket hole plugs
FAQs about wine racks
You can use any type of wood for your wine rack. We used Poplar because it is affordable and easy to find. Oak would also be a great type of wood to use for a wine rack because it has pretty grain and stains nicely, but it is more expensive.
If you want to use another type of wood, like pine or birch, keep in mind that they can be harder to stain and may appear blotchy. In that case, you may want to paint the wine rack instead. Using a pre-stain conditioner can help though.
Depending on the size of your scrap wood pile, you may even be able to get away with building this with a scrap piece of wood.
Bottles of wine should be stored horizontally to allow any sediment in the bottle to settle and fall to the side of the bottle, which prevents spoilage. This will help your wine age well. Storing your bottle of wine horizontally also allows the wine to be in constant contact with the cork, which helps prevent any air from getting into the bottle.
If the wine has a screw-cap top, you can totally store these bottles upright, but they will also be fine if you store them horizontally.
A standard bottle of wine is 12″ tall with a diameter of 3″ to 3.2″. At 9 1/4″ inches deep, our wine rack shelves are designed to fit these wine bottle dimensions with the top neck of the bottle intentionally hanging out the front of the shelf.
We added keyholes to the back of the shelf to hang them on the wall using our keyhole router bit and router. However, you could also drill a small hole right through the back of the wall plate and screw it into the wall at the location of a stud in the wall.
At the bottom of the tutorial on Kreg’s website, you’ll also see a link to download the free wine rack plans to get all of the detailed measurements and a cut list! They are easy to download so you can have printable plans you can take to your workshop while building.
Do you have any other questions about these wine rack plans?
Let us know in the comments!