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Using a wine rack is a safe and convenient way to store bottles of wine.
Using a wine rack is a safe and convenient way to store bottles of wine.

Wine aficionados, listen up – this one’s for you. This is for a do-it-yourself wine rack tower. Now you can finally store your wine collection in a safe and convenient way. And because it’s DIY, you get to customize it according to your needs and wants.

Wine racks ensure that you have a nice bottle of wine for celebrations – or for ordinary days. These racks can also be a decorative piece at home.

Before building your own wine rack tower, choose the right material.
Before building your own wine rack tower, choose the right material.

The key is in making the right choice when it comes to material. If not, you’ll end up with a rotting wine rack sooner than you expected. The most common ones are redwood, mahogany, and oak. Experts believe that some wood emit certain odors that can harm wine.

You can substitute any type of wooden board here. The materials listed below are what the DIY-er used.

Materials:

  • 3″ screws, 40 per rack (assuming 10 shelves each)
  • 2 1/2″ screws, 80 per rack (assuming 10 shelves each)
  • 1 1/2″ screws, 40 per rack (assuming 10 shelves each)
  • 1″x6″x8′ pine boards, 5 per rack (assuming 10 shelves each, at 40″ width)
  • 2″x4″x10′ pine (aka studs), maybe 6 per rack

Tools:

  • Table Saw
  • Radial Arm, Miter, or Chop saw
  • Electric Drill
  • Higher torque, lower rpm drill for the holes (optional, but highly recommended)
  • 4″ Hole Saw
  • 1 3/4″ Hole Saw
  • Right angle drill adapter
  • Speed Square
  • Tape Measure
  • Counter Sink Drill Bits
  • Screw driver bit, Philips
  • Clamps

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Thanks to MattInDetroit for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here