Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build a Wine Box

This wine box is a great gift any wine lover will adore. What’s the best part? You can build it in an hour.


An hour or less






We all have a wine sommelier in our life (or at least someone who claims to be). The only gift I can ever think of giving these people is wine. So instead of just handing over a bottle, I dressed up the delivery with a nice box. These plans are for a simple version of a very versatile project. Build it and perfect it for the next time you need to give a nice bottle of wine as a gift.

Tools Required

  • dado stack
  • Miter saw
  • Table saw

Materials Required

  • 1/4x6 aspen (3')
  • 1x6 aspen (6')
  • Painter's tape
  • Wood glue

What It Takes

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Cost: $20
  • Skill Level: Beginner

Cutting List

Wine Box Cutting List

Project Plans

Wine Box Tech Art

*The dimensions in this article are for a specific wine bottle. Measure your bottle before you start building.

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Project step-by-step (4)

Step 1

Mill parts to size

Wine Box 1

Rip the 1×6 board to 5-in. on the table saw. Cut 45-degree bevels into the board with the miter saw so the larger faces are 5-in and 13-in. Rip and crosscut the 1/4-in. board to the dimensions stated in the cutting list for the top, base (C) and handles (D).

Step 2

Cut dados and rabbets

Wine Box 2

Cut a 1/4-in. x 3/8-in. groove, 1/4-in. from one edge of the sides (A) and ends (B). Clamp a board to the table saw fence and cut a 1/4-in. rabbet into the other edge of the same parts.