Build Your Own Wine Rack

This homemade wine bottle rack is a great DIY project for attractively storing wine bottles.

| March 18, 2013

  • The Homebuilt Winery
    “The Homebuilt Winery” includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for more than 30 winemaking essentials. Learn how to make, store and package wine at home.  
    Cover Courtesy Storey Publishing
  • Diamond bottle rack
    Make this wine bottle rack to store your homemade wine.
    Illustration Courtesy Storey Publishing
  • Wine bottle rack
    This diamond wine bottle rack is 5'7 1/2" square.
    Illustration Courtesy Storey Publishing

  • The Homebuilt Winery
  • Diamond bottle rack
  • Wine bottle rack

Author Steve Hughes includes building plans and step-by-step instructions for more than 30 winemaking essentials, including a crusher, a de-stemmer, presses, pumps, and a bottle filler in The Homebuilt Winery (Storey Publishing, 2012). With Hughes' extensive guide, you'll have everything you need to affordably enjoy delicious, high-quality, homemade wine. The following excerpt is a plan for building your own wine rack in a diamond pattern, holding up to 364 bottles. See the Image Gallery for illustrations showing further instructions.  

You can buy this book from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS store: The Homebuilt Winery.

More DIY projects from The Homebuilt Winery:

Make A Wine Bottle Tree   

How to Build a Diamond Wine Rack

This rack will hold four cases of bottles in each full diamond and between 15 and 21 bottles in each smaller triangle, for a total capacity of about 364 bottles.

Two 12-foot lengths 2×10 lumber
Four 8-foot lengths 2×10 lumber
16d nails or 3-1/2" wood screws
Two Simpson A35 angle brackets
Six 4" wood screws
Six 1-3/8” wood screws
Polyethylene sheeting (optional)

Build It! 
1. Cut one of the 12-foot 2×10s into two pieces at 67-1/2" each. These will become the top and bottom of the rack.

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