HOW TO MAKE CUSTOM WOOD WINE RACKS
Curating your own collection of wines and in need of custom wood wine racks? A wine rack display is a beautiful storage option that is an instant conversation starter. If you’re feeling ambitious and are ready for a weekend project, you can build your own wine racks. If you want to save time and money, while still getting the customization you need, you can opt for custom wood wine racks and cellar systems from Wine Racks America. Keep reading for inspiration and learn how to create custom shelving solutions for your wine collection.
TYPES OF DIY WOODEN WINE RACKS
DIY wooden wine racks can run the gamut from novice to advanced. The cost and time involved will obviously go up the more complicated and elaborate your project gets. Think about where you’re going to place your rack and how many bottles you’ll need it to hold. Will it function as a serving station and hold stemware? Will it be mounted on the wall? Consider your skill set and your long-term storage needs. Even creating simple DIY wooden wine racks takes time and patience. But at the end of the day, custom options allow you to design the perfect piece for your space and needs.
You can discover countless plans and designs from craft and supply stores, DIY books and home decor blogs. You can even find a modular wine cellar kit for your very own mix-and-match system. The following are just a few ideas for custom wine storage, ranging from simple DIY wood wine racks to full-on shelving units.
HOW TO BUILD SIMPLE DIY WOODEN WINE RACKS
Build-your-own wine racks are typically made by milling small wood parts that fit together to form a lattice-style pattern. But you can also create panel products that go together as wine cubes, case bins or wine bottle shelving units that can be used to store all types of loose bottles. The following is a high-level guide to constructing your very own custom wood wine racks.
STEP 1: CONSIDER YOUR NEEDS
There are countless wine rack styles out there, from hanging models to counter pieces. Consider how many bottles you typically store and any future purchases you may make. If you plan on growing your collection, your wine rack should be able to grow along with it.
STEP 2: TAKE MEASUREMENTS
Start by measuring the height, width and depth of your desired wine rack display location. It’s important to know the exact space you’re working with so you know how much wood to purchase. Consider your floor area and whether or not you plan on expanding your collection. If this is your first time delving into woodworking, we recommend starting with a smaller, simpler wine rack project.
STEP 3: CUT MATERIALS
Once you have all your supplies, you can begin to build your wine rack. Take your material measurements and double-check they’re correct prior to cutting. Safety is the most important thing to keep in mind when operating power tools. Read all instructions and safety manuals prior to using any power tool for the first time, and always wear protective eye gear.
To construct a secure wood wine rack, you’ll need panels that can lock together. The easiest method is to use spacer bars with dados cut or notched into the wood. This will allow the spacer bars to fit snugly into each column of your wood wine rack.
STEP 4: SAND THE WOOD WINE RACK DISPLAY
Now, you’ll want to sand down any rough wood posts. This will prevent torn labels or scratches to your wine bottles. Sanding also helps to bring out the natural color of the wood, beautifying it even more.
STEP 5: PAINT, STAIN OR LACQUER THE WINE RACK
Consider where your wooden wine rack display will go and the decor and finishes you already have in place in that room. Do you want an unstained, rustic look or will you be adding a touch of color to your wine rack? If you’re looking to match the finish of your wine rack to your home’s existing finishes, you’ll need to find an exact match of the stain or paint. We suggest taking a sample to your local hardware or home improvement store for assistance and color matching.
STEP 6: ASSEMBLE YOUR NEW WOODEN WINE RACK
Now, it is finally time to assemble your wine rack display. While you can use a hammer and nails or a screwdriver and screws to assemble your wine rack, we recommend using a nail gun. It just makes the process much simpler. Just be sure to wear your protective gear and glasses.
If mounting your assembled custom wine rack, find the studs in the wall and use anchors and wood screws to securely install it. Then, step back, fill up and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH A CUSTOM-BUILT WOODEN WINE RACK DISPLAY
You can spend endless hours and money creating your own wooden wine rack – or you can have Wine Racks America create a gorgeous custom design tailored to your specific needs. From custom wine cellars to wine racks for your home and bar, our professional craftsmen work hard to create quality custom wood wine racks you’ll be proud to have in your home. We believe in your woodworking skills! We just think you should spend more time enjoying your wine and less time building a place to put it.