23 DIY Wine Racks and Hacks
Wine drinkers will appreciate these 23 brilliant tips and project ideas for all things vino.
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Herringbone Wine Rack
Construct this herringbone-pattern wine rack in minutes with eight uniform pieces of 1x8 pine and a pocket-hole jig. Finish the piece with a couple of contrasting colors to bring out the pattern, and be sure to include a few bottles of wine when you gift it to your friends!
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Wine Box Shoe Storage
Find a free shoe storage container at almost any store that sells wine. Originally designed to protect glass bottles, a wine box is perfect for organizing shoes as well because it comes with cardboard dividers already in place!
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Secret Rooms in Houses: Hidden Room Wine Cellar
The entrance to a spiral staircase can be placed in a surprising number of locations, including beneath the floor of one of your first-floor rooms. A narrow spiral staircase can provide access to shelves that hold hundreds of wine bottles or similar sized objects. Entryways can be built to blend in with the flooring, or can be covered with a throw rug which is easily pulled away to allow access to your private wine cellar. And as a bonus, the limited depth means you don't have to worry about repairing broken spindles or adjusting loose handrails, like on many spiral stairwells.
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Wine Cork Wobbly Table Fix
Next time you open a bottle of wine, save the cork! You can use a slice of synthetic cork to brace a wobbly table leg. Just mark the amount of cork needed, slice it off with a utility knife and glue it in place.
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Under-Cabinet Wine Rack
There's a lot of usable space below many upper kitchen cabinets, and it's the perfect place to store your favorite vintages. This easy-to-build wine rack requires just two 1x4s the length of the under-cabinet bay and a strip of 3/4-in. plywood that same length and 8 in. wide. Click here to get the full build a wine rack project plans.
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Open Wine Bottle With a Key
Insert a key, preferably one you have extra copies of, at a 45 degree angle into the cork until most of it is inserted into the cork. Then begin twisting the cork up as pushing up with the key until you get the cork out. Be careful because a weak key has a possibility of breaking. Find a place to store your wine by learning how to build a wine rack.
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Kitchen Storage: Wine-Glass Molding
T-molding designed for wood floor transitions makes a perfect rack for stemware. Just cut it to length, predrill screw holes and screw it to the underside of a shelf. For a neater look, use brass screws and finish washers. Prefinished T-molding is available wherever wood flooring is sold. A 4-ft. section costs about $25. Watch our fun video to make your own wine glass storage rack for some more great kitchen storage ideas.
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Iceless Wine Chiller
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Pallet Wine Rack
Here's a simple woodworking project on how to build a wine rack — use some old pallet wood to make a wine rack. The rack would make a great addition to an outdoor patio area.
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Store Spray Paint in a Wine Box
Corral your pile of spray paint in a wine box for storage. The interior dividers in a wine box are sized perfectly for the narrow cans, and the colorful lids remain visible when you look inside.
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Remove Wine Stains from Carpet
After a carpet spill, doing the right thing-right now-can make the difference between a complete recovery and permanent damage. You can treat most food or drink spills (even red wine!) with the steps shown in this article.
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Easy-to-Make Wine Rack Cabinet
I never have enough space for wine storage, so I made this wine rack cabinet using pantry shelves and 1x2s. I used a router to round over the top edges of 1x2s, cut them so they're a few inches shorter than the shelf depth; then spaced them about 2 in. apart. Then I screwed them to the shelf. I adjusted the shelf spacing so there’s about 5 in. of clearance for the bottles. – reader Robert Lackey This wine rack is easy to make, too.
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Wooden Wine Crates
Does your child's room look like thieves ransacked it thinking it was the perfect hideaway for the family jewels? If you're tired of the hurricane-just-passed-through-here look, place books, toys, clothes, shoes and more at eye level. Put toys in wooden wine boxes for easy toy storage access at any age.
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Pump it Up
We might like this one the best because you get the pop sound if done correctly. Start with a bike pump and place the pump needle between the cork and the rim of the wine bottle. Pump it three or four times, but be careful because if you pump too much the bottle could explode. After a couple of pumps it cork will jump out or you can pull it out. Find out how to remove tough stains from vinyl flooring if you spill some wine.
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Install a Wine Holder
Don't need any more shelves? Build a panel instead and install wine holders or a classy wine rack on it to turn your fireplace into a beautiful and functional wine storage nook.
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Photo: Courtesy of Michael Hubbs
Above-Cabinet Wine Rack
Making use of unused cabinets above his fridge, reader Michael Hubbs built a custom wine rack in the space. He cut perfect holes in the cabinet doors and a supporting board inside. Click here to learn what else he did to build a wine rack.
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How to Get the Last of the Lotion
To get the last bit of product out of a pump-style lotion bottle, replace the pump with a screw-on wine bottle cap and store it upside down on a counter or in a cabinet. Then slowly squeeze out the last of the lotion before buying a new bottle.
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Put Together a PVC Wine Rack
Take some hints from this Wordless Workshop to create a simple wine rack if your boss is a wine connoisseur.
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Personal Wine Cellar
A wine cellar has to be cool and dark, which makes an unfinished basement an ideal choice. You still have to manage the temperature to always remain around 55 degrees F. So you may have to install a cooling unit. The humidity must be at about 70 percent. Also, it's important to install a gauge if you plan to use your basement as a wine cellar. Stack your favorite wine bottles on a series of wine shelves or racks to start your collection.
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Wine Cork Tree
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Wine Storage and Organization for Small Kitchens
What, no wine rack? No wine cellar either? No problem! You can just as easily store your wine collection in a deep kitchen drawer, if there's one that's vacant. Just be sure to alternate the direction of the bottle so that they nest well together. If you're feeling ambitious, you could try making your own roll-out drawers to house your wine supply within a more spacious cupboard instead.
Originally Published: August 16, 2019