40 Unique DIY Wine Rack Plans You Can Build Easily

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It’s said that the best gift is one made with your own hands. The saying has more truth in it when it comes to wine racks.

DIY wine racks are something you’ll love more apart from the obvious fact that they’re cheaper to build. Building a wine holder gets, even more, fun when you have that perfect plan to start you off.

There are many wine rack ideas out there. I think it will do you good if we shared with you some 40 simple wine rack plans you can implement in the comfort of your home.

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Dowel Countertop Wine Rack

This elegant wooden rack will do a great job in adding something extra to the overall look of your kitchen counter space.

It’s built using dowels arranged in a manner that lets it take the form of H-shaped storage shelves. In terms of storage, it can accommodate up to 9 wine bottles.

The rack spreads wide at the base to create a stable, freestanding wine storage solution. This is a project for DIYers with basic woodworking skills.

According to the designer, this wood wine rack plan takes around 1 day to implement. The total cost of this project is around $100.

2. 4-Bottle Wall Wine Holder

4-Bottle Wall Wine Holder

This is a wine storage unit you can build at no cost if you have the scraps needed to put it together. What you need are two pieces of wood, some glue, and screws.

One of the pieces is mounted on the wall in a vertical position. The other piece is cut into two to create a V-shaped holder that screws onto the vertical piece.

Two holes are drilled into each piece of the V-shaped holder where the wine bottle is fitted and held by the neck.

Care should be taken when drilling the holes to ensure that the wine bottles fit snug to prevent shifting.

3. Wooden Wine Bottle and Stemware Rack

Wooden Wine Bottle and Stemware Rack

I would call this a 2-in-1 storage unit. The designer builds it using Acacia wood left to retain its natural grain finish.

This rack mounts on the wall to free up floor space. It has a box-shaped section at the top designed to fit up to 6 wine bottles.

Below the box shelf is a horizontal rail with cutout slots that fit up to 6 stemware wine glasses. The building process is done in six simple steps.

4. 5-Bottle Wooden Wine Rack with Labels

5-Bottle Wooden Wine Rack with Labels

This is a rustic vertical wine rack built using pine boards. Well, the designer recommends wine wood as an alternative.

The pieces are mounted on the wall studs using screws. Horizontal pieces of wood are screwed onto the main support boards to act as bottle holders.

The holders are grooved to create a storage slot that provides a snug fit. The groove keeps the bottles from moving even during tremors.

Each holder is tagged with a metal label for easy identification. The overall cost of the project isn’t stated. However, the designer spends around $8 on wood.

5. 6-Bottle A-Frame DIY Wine Rack

6-Bottle A-Frame DIY Wine Rack

This is a compact, freestanding rack ideal for small spaces. In fact, it comes in a compact size small enough to fit on top of your refrigerator.

It’s made using two pieces of birch plywood. These are hinged together to take the form of a stable A-shaped storage unit.

Two neon strings are threaded through the two ends of the rack to ensure it doesn’t stretch beyond the set limit. Holes are then drilled through the plywood to fit the bottles.

The designer recommends using a power drill with a 3-1/5-inch bit attachment to drill the holes.

6. Artistic DIY Wine Rack

Artistic DIY Wine Rack

This wine rack plan combines convenience and art to provide one elegant and functional wine storage solution.

It’s made with a little bit of vintage styling. The rack mounts on the wall and has five large shelves and one small shelf.

The large shelves are fitted with pegs along the edge to hold wine bottles in a horizontal position. The small shelf holds the bottle in a vertical position.

You get a sleek wine rack that has the capacity to hold up to six bottles of wine. This is a good project for beginners. It takes about one day to complete with a total cost that’s roughly $100.

7. Custom Wooden Wine Rack

Custom Wooden Wine Rack

Being a custom rack, it falls upon you to decide how large you want to build it and how much it’s going to hold.

But let’s go down to the basics used to set it up. Well, this storage rack is built to take the shape of box shelves.

You can build the shelves into the number of levels you want. The longer sides of the shelves are drilled. One side is drilled with small holes to fit the neck and mouth of the wine bottles.

The other side is drilled with large holes to fit the base of the wine bottles. Here, the designer only uses plywood and builds the rack in five simple steps.

8. 32-Bottle Modular Bar Wine Grid Hutch

32-Bottle Modular Bar Wine Grid Hutch

Want to store large? I bet you’ll like this rack from Anna White designers. It’s a wine rack with a hutch storage unit on top.

It's built from nothing more than plywood and a few pieces of wood used for the support frame. The bottles are held in slots arranged in a grid system.

Those with intermediate woodworking skills won’t find trouble setting up this wine storage unit. According to Anna White designers, you should look forward to spending anywhere from $50 to $100 on this wine rack.

9. Rustic Wall Mounted Rack

Rustic Wall Mounted Rack

The rustic, distressed finish used on this wine rack provides a perfect display of your vintage favorites. It looks simple yet sophisticated to add that elegant vintage appeal to your space.

This wall mount rack is made from 8 feet of spruce lumber. Holes are drilled at a 20-degree angle on the two sides of the rack to hold the bottles at an angle.

It’s mounted to sit vertically against the wall. Talking about storage capacity, it can hold up to 10 wine bottles.

10. Wine Rack for Bottles and Glasses

Wine Rack for Bottles and Glasses

Keeping your wine bottles and glasses in the same place is a great convenience. The designer of this rack storage unit took that into consideration.

He builds the rack from just two sheets of plywood and wire brads. This rack is quite compact yet spacious enough to accommodate a good number of wine bottles and stemware glasses.

In fact, it mounts on just 2 feet of wall space. There are five steps involved in building this DIY wine rack. It’s a project that takes only half a day to finish by DIYers with intermediate skill level.

11. DIY Rustic Wine Rack from Wood Pallets

DIY Rustic Wine Rack from Wood Pallets

Audra settles for a vintage wine rack plan. She uses boards from a wood pallet to set it up.

The rack takes the shape of a tapered box shelf with a divider at the middle. Notched gaps are left between the pieces underneath the shelf to fit stemware glasses.

The bottles are stored in the box part of the rack. Well, this is a space-saving wine rack that mounts on the wall.

Audra gives it a dark walnut finish for a rustic, vintage appeal. It holds a total of 8 bottles and 8 stemware wine glasses.

12. Primitive Wine Rack

Primitive Wine Rack

Quite a funny name for a wine storage unit, don’t you think so? Well, it’s not primitive per se. I would call it a wine rack with a twist.

Dan, the designer of this wine rack builds it using reclaimed lumber sporting cracks and rough edges. Small holes are drilled through to fit wooden dowels.

It’s these wood dowels that provide support for the wine bottles. This is a freestanding rack supported by a wooden peg at the back letting it sit in a slanted position.

It is 32 inches long and holds a total of eight wine bottles.

13. Wine Rack from Upcycled Vinyl Records

Wine Rack from Upcycled Vinyl Records

Well, this is a creative prototype of a wall-hung wine rack. It’s made using old vinyl records. I’d call it a floating wine rack since there appears to be no visible support.

In fact, it takes keen eyes to notice the wood frame support on which the records are connected to. The records are melted and curved into a J-shape that takes the form of hooks.

The bottles sit on the hook part in a horizontal position. This record vinyl rack mounts on the wall and is designed to hold up to 5 bottles of wine.

14. Pallet Wine Rack for Bottles and Stemware

Pallet Wine Rack for Bottles and Stemware

I’d call this a two-level wine rack with back walling. The upper section is a box shelf that accommodates wine bottles.

Below it is a shelf with notched gaps that create slots for hanging stemware wine glasses. The rack has a divider placed at the center to create a more organized storage unit.

It’s built in 9 steps and has a capacity of eight stemware glasses and eight wine bottles. The rack mounts on a wall to save space.

15. Afternoon Wine Rack

Afternoon Wine Rack

This rack takes the shape of a box with two open sides. One of the longer sides of the box has semi-circle notches where the bottles fit snug.

This DIY wine rack is crafted from plywood. It’s a simple project that can be done by DIYers with basic woodworking skills.

According to designers at Anna White, the total cost of this project is under $20. The storage capacity is 6 bottles of wine.

16. DIY Vertical Wine Rack

DIY Vertical Wine Rack

Well, this is a simple project that shouldn’t give you any trouble. What you need is 37 inches of 1 x 4 lumber.

The lumber is cut into two parts. One part has a dado cut at the center along its length. The dado creates some kind of groove where the other piece fits on its side.

Holes are drilled in the fitted piece of lumber to form storage slots for the wine bottles. The holes hold the wine bottles at an angle.

This rack is designed to hold 5 bottles of wine. It’s mounted onto a wall stud to give a more presentable look and save space.

17. Weathered 5-Bottle Vertical Wine Rack with Labels

Weathered 5-Bottle Vertical Wine Rack with Labels

This wine rack has five box-shaped storage shelves arranged in a vertical manner. The shelves have semicircular grooves where the bottles sit snug in a horizontal position.

Each shelf has a tag making it easier to find your favorite bottle of wine. The designer gives it a weathered, charcoal grey finish for a beautiful vintage display.

18. Hex Wine and Wine Glass Holder

Hex Wine and Wine Glass Holder

Jamison comes up with the idea of a wine holder that takes the shape of a hexagon. He builds it using pieces of wood. Simpson strong ties and adjustable brackets add that needed reinforcement to the corners.

The holder has a bottom and middle storage shelf. Semicircular dadoes are made on each shelf where the bottles fit.

The bottom shelf holds two bottles while the shelf at the middle holds three bottles of wine. In short, this hex wine holder has the capacity to hold up to 5 bottles of wine.

Fitted to the bottom of the hex holder are three rails where you can slide in your stemware wine glasses.

19. DIY Beer and Wine Rack

DIY Beer and Wine Rack

This is more like a 2-in-1 rack designed to hold your wine and beer bottles. There are two shelves for the wine and other two side shelves for the beer.

The shelves come in a box-shaped design. One side of the shelves has a semicircular dado cut that holds the bottles secure by the neck.

There’s an open shelf beneath each of the two wine shelves. This has gaps from where you can hang stemware wine glasses.

This rack plan has the capacity to hold two bottles of wine, two bottles of beer, and two stemware glasses.

20. Barrel-Style Wine Rack

Barrel-Style Wine Rack

This is an oval-shaped barre-style wine storage rack. I need to point out that you should expect to make more cuts on this project, especially when it comes to building the barrel.

The barrel has a stand that lets it sit without any support. Two storage shelves and two small shelf units are built within the confined space in the barrel.

The small shelves hold wine glasses while each of the large shelves holds a bottle of wine each. A notched gap is made at the top from where you can hang stemware wine glasses.

21. $20 Wall Wine Rack

$20 Wall Wine Rack

This wall wine rack requires only three pieces of lumber to build. Two pieces make the sides while makes the back.

The back piece has arched ends that add a more stylish appeal. The designer drills holes through the side pieces.

The holes are aligned together so the wine bottle fits through lying flat. One side has bigger holes to fit the back of the bottle while the other side has holes small enough for the neck of the bottle to fit through.

This rack holds a total of 8 wine bottles. The project is quite simple and can be completed in just a few hours.

22. 16-Bottle Wine Rack with Slat Design

16-Bottle Wine Rack with Slat Design

This rack comes in a stylish slat design reinforced with 2 x 4 cleats. The slats are arranged to mount vertically on the wall.

The designer puts a total of four slats. Each slat has holes drilled at an angle to hold wine bottles by the neck.

With a total of four holes on each slat, this wall mount rack has the capacity to hold up to 16 bottles of wine.

The rack is sanded and given a rustic finish that adds some warmth to your space.

23. Freestanding Display Rack with Adjustable Shelves

Freestanding Display Rack with Adjustable Shelves

You can use this rack in a freestanding design or put against the wall to provide a more rigid support.

The designer builds it using 4-inch wide pine boards. Finished, this rack has eight shelves in total.

The shelves are designed in a way that makes them easier to remove for adjustment purposes. The shelves are designed to hold both wine bottles and glasses.

You can choose to hang this rack on a wall to free up floor space. This can be done using wall brackets or hangers.

24. DIY Pallet Wine Rack with Natural Finish

DIY Pallet Wine Rack with Natural Finish

After looking at this wine rack plan, you’ll definitely think twice before throwing that wood pallet into the garbage.

Well, this rack is made out of pallet boards. The wood is left to retain its natural grain finish but you have the option of staining it if you feel like.

It’s built in the form of a shelf that has a box-shaped design. The box is divided at the middle to give a more organized storage.

Underneath this box storage shelve is a U-routed holder for stemware glasses. This wine rack holds eight bottles of wine and eight stemware.

25. Pallet Wine Rack for a Bottle and 2 Stemware

Pallet Wine Rack for a Bottle and 2 Stemware

This is a small take on a wine rack. In fact, it’s so compact as to hold one bottle of wine and two stemware glasses.

The designer builds it using pallet boards. I’d say this rack is built small but with style.

There’s a slanting board with a hole drilled through it to hold the wine bottle. Below is some form of a shelf with notched gaps designed to fit stemware wine glasses.

The rack is mounted vertically on the wall and given a polyurethane finish for improved protection and long-lasting durability.

26. $6 Cantilever Wine Rack

$6 Cantilever Wine Rack

This wall-mount rack surely makes one attractive display. The designer makes it using only a single piece of pine wood.

Well, you can use other types of wood but pine is recommended in case you want something that’s easier to work with.

The board is mounted vertically on the wall. A tie loop is screwed on to the board to hold the wine bottles in a cantilever position.

The holding capacity will depend on the size of board you’re using. This DIY wine rack plan is for 5 wine bottles.

The project requires moderate woodworking skills and takes around 4 hours to complete.

27. DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

DIY Copper Pipe and Leather Wine Rack

Laurel comes up with a wine rack that has that contemporary, minimalistic design. She builds the frame of the rack using tee sections of copper pipe.

The sections are connected together using copper elbows. The frame creates space for three wine bottles. 8-inch wide strip of leather is tied on the frame to provide safe storage loops.

In this wine rack plan, the bottles are held in a horizontal position. This is a stand-alone rack so there’s no need for mounting.

28. DIY Wine Rack with Manila Rope Loop Slots

DIY Wine Rack with Manila Rope Loop Slots

I think this is proof enough that building a wine rack doesn’t have to be that complicated. This is a fun project that adds a little bit of country look to your wine storage unit.

The designer uses a rustic board and settles for a manila rope with the same finish. Holes are drilled along the two sides of the board and the manila rope threaded through to form loops.

These loops double as slots and supports for the wine bottles. The rack is 24 inches high and holds up to 5 bottles of wine.

29. Stylish Hanging Wine Rack

Stylish Hanging Wine Rack

There are many ways you can get that stylish wine rack without sacrificing floor space. One of them is to settle for a rack that hangs from the ceiling.

That’s exactly what the designer of this wine rack had in mind. Well, he builds some form of floating shelf using boards. Along the length of the shelf, he creates dadoes that hold the bottles by the neck.

Underneath the shelf is a holder for stemware wine glasses. The setup is hung from the ceiling using chains. This rack holds three bottles of wine and three stemware.

30. 4-Level DIY Wine Rack

4-Level DIY Wine Rack

There’s something about pallets that make them quite economical for wood DIY projects. Well, Joan decides to use pallets for her DIY wine rack plan.

The rack is built to feature four levels of storage. Each level has semicircular dadoes on two sides to hold the bottles in position.

One level holds four bottles of wine giving this rack a holding capacity of 16 bottles. According to Joan, this rack can support up to 200 pounds without a hitch.

A cleat is fitted at the back. This doubles as a hanger in case you plan to fit against the wall.

31. Triangular Pallet Wine Rack

Triangular Pallet Wine Rack

As the name implies, this rack takes the shape of a triangle. In fact, it’s two triangles in one since there’s a smaller triangle inside.

Pallet boards are the main building materials used here. Holes are drilled on the two sides of the triangle where the wine bottles are held by the neck.

Three holes are made on each side to give a 6-bottle capacity. At the base of the triangle is a holder for 4 stemware glasses.

This rack is designed to mount on the wall to free up floor space and give a rigid support.

32. DIY Wood and Leather Wine Rack

DIY Wood and Leather Wine Rack

This rank consists of an L-shaped board support fabricated from birch plywood. The vertical section of the board is fitted with dowels.

There are two levels of dowels, three at each level. A thin leather strip is tied onto the dowels in such a way that it creates loops in between.

This leads to the formation of four loops that gives the rack a holding capacity of 4 wine bottles. The bottles lie horizontally on the loops.

33. 5-Bottle Vertical Wine Rack with Hex Bolt Supports

5-Bottle Vertical Wine Rack with Hex Bolt Supports

Sometimes saving space requires that you build going up. Well, this wine rack is built on the same concept. It’s taller with a small footprint.

The rack mounts vertically on the wall has five shelf levels. On the shelves, the designer uses both grooves and hex bolts to hold the wine bottles in position.

Each shelf is given a label to identify the type of wine in the bottle. A splash of rustic paint gives this rack that warm, country-style finish.

34. Fine Wine Rack with Repurposed Galvanized Pipe Hangers

Fine Wine Rack with Repurposed Galvanized Pipe Hangers

Sleek with an artistic appeal, this rack gives you chance to display your wine collection with a little bit of flair.

Well, the board that mounts on the wall is derived from red oak. Galvanized pipe hangers are screwed onto the board in pairs.

In this wine rack plan, there are five pairs designed to hold 5 wine bottles. This is a simple project that beginners can undertake.

This rack is built in seven simple steps. Expect to spend one day on this project.

35. Handcrafted Wine Rack

Handcrafted Wine Rack

This DIY wine rack is handcrafted to perfection. The casing of the rack is crafted from birch plywood and supported with dowels.

Holes are drilled on the two sides of the casing to create slots for your bottles of wine. One hole is drilled higher than the other such that the bottles are held at an angle.

The back side of the rack is secured to the wall to give a rigid support. This rack has a holding capacity of 24 wine bottles.

36. Two-Tone Wine Rack Hack from Dresser

Two-Tone Wine Rack Hack from Dresser

Michelle is one DIY enthusiast with a lot of creativity up her sleeves. Well, she goes for Ikea dresser hack in building her wine rack.

The rack is built to include a bottom shelf, middle shelf, and metal stemware holder underneath the top. Dado cuts are made into the shelves where the bottles fit.

This rack holds up to 8 bottles and 12 stemware. It has a large top that doubles as a countertop. On one side is a metal rail for hanging towels.

This is a stable, freestanding wine rack. It’s mostly built using plywood.

37. Vertical L-Shape Wine Racks

Vertical L-Shape Wine Racks

This wine rack plan is quite basic even to DIYers who lack math and carpentry skills. It’s just two pieces of wood joined together into an L-shape.

One piece makes the surface that mounts onto the wall. The other piece is drilled with holes in a staggering manner. It is through these holes that the wine bottles are held by the neck.

The designer makes a pair of these to create a wine rack with a combined capacity of 20 wine bottles. The racks are given a rustic paint finish.

38. $20 PVC Wine Bottle Holder

$20 PVC Wine Bottle Holder

There’s a lot of creativity out there that never cease to amaze. Such is this wine rack built from PVC pipes.

The designer settles for two pipe sizes of 1.5 and 4 inches in diameter. The pipes are cut to 6-inch lengths and held side by side using screws and glue.

The 4-inch pipe sections create slots for wine bottles. This rack stands on its own and makes a perfect display when placed on a tabletop or countertop.

I’d say it’s quite a fun take on a modern wine rack.

39. Simple Plank Wine Rack

Simple Plank Wine Rack

Building a wine holder never gets this simple. What you need here is just one plank of wood 36 inches long.

Six 1.25-inch holes are drilled through the plank at an angle such that the bottles are held by the neck at a 30-degree angle. This shelf rack is mounted on the wall using L-shape brackets.

Pelican brackets can also be used for the purpose. A rustic stain gives this wine rack a finishing touch.

40. 6-Bottle Pallet Wine Rack

6-Bottle Pallet Wine Rack

This wine rack is built using 2 x 4 and 1 x 4 pallet boards. It’s built in the form of a box shelf with a back support.

Underneath is a stemware holder with notched gaps to hold your glasses in place. The box shelf section is where the wine bottles are kept.

It’s divided into two sections. On the sides are storage hooks for hanging some items you might need. This rack holds 6 bottles and stemware.

An eye-catching wine display starts with a good storage plan, which I think is something you have in plenty after reading this.

Maybe you have some cool DIY wine rack ideas to share or just want to share your experience building one. Well, feel free to get in touch with us in the comment section below.

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