This project is so easy and inexpensive to build, you’ll wonder why you never did it before.

My sweetheart requested some temporary wine storage for our pantry (we get to the bottles quick enough, no need to store cork down) and as I can only create things that look nice, I made these simple racks.

Finished Wine Racks

Here they are, all complete and holding those wine bottles. A full case each mind you!

Step 1: Buy Wood

I purchased just two 1×6 pine boards, that’s all it took! Of course your dimensions may vary. My lengths were about 3′.

Step 2: Drill Holes

Next up, lay out your holes on center and using a 1.5″ hole saw, drill them out.

Step 3: Tidy Up

I used a sander and a rotary tool with a drum sander to tidy up the boards and holes.

Step 4: Assemble

Place one board perpendicularly on the other, glue if you’d like, and screw in from behind.


Now you can finish the wood any way you please. I used Watco Danish Oil in Black Walnut.

Step 5: Attach To Wall

Using screw-in wall type anchors, attach the wine racks to the wall. Load them up with wine, empty them, and repeat!

Tip: Have A Good Assistant

And make sure they are well rewarded for their efforts.