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How To Build a Wine Rack – 15 Easy Ideas

Every once in a while, we like to enjoy a glass of wine after work. We sit down with dinner and, even if the wine isn’t fancy, we reward ourselves for a hard day’s work with a small glass that we can savour. That’s why we’re always keeping wine on hand, but then we find that we need a place to put it that’s out of the way. Since we’ve always been crafty people, why not make our own storage solution and make it decorative while we’re at it? That’s how we found ourselves looking up all manner of DIY wine racks recently.

Just in case you’d like to make your very own creative wine rack too, here are 15 of the best ideas, designs, and tutorials we came across in our search!

1. Wooden crate wine rack

Wooden crate wine rack

Does your home have a slight rustic aesthetic to it? Well, if you’re looking for something quite simple but that will suit your decor scheme well, then we’ve already found the perfect idea for you! Check out how Anything & Everything made this fantastic wooden crate rack that features an X brace in the centre so the wine bottles fit in each of the four segments that shape creates.

2. Rustic wine rack with glass hangers

Rustic wine rack with glass hangers

Maybe we caught your attention with the idea of making a rustic rack but you’re just not sure that the crate idea is the right idea for you, here’s an awesome alternative from The Kurtz Corner! Their tutorial shows you how to make a wall mounted wine shelf from an upcycled section of a wooden pallet, complete with notches to conveniently hang some wine glasses in.

3. Mod PVC pipe wine rack

Mod pvc pipe wine rack

Perhaps you’ve actually been scrolling through your options for DIY wine racks and hoping to find something a little more modern looking? In that case, we have a feeling you might prefer this awesome stacked PVC pipe wine rack outlined step by step on How To Instructions! Slide a bottle into each circular opening.

4. Wine barrel stave rack

Wine barrel stave rack

Just in case you’re actually really into the idea of using upcycled wood to make a wine rack but you’re not feeling that enthusiastic about doing another pallet craft, here’s a fantastically rustic alternative. All Things Thrifty shows you how they created this multi-level shelf with notches to keep wine bottles still using old staves from old wine barrels. The whole idea creates a theme!

5. Rustic string wrapped wine rack

Rustic string wrapped wine rack

Perhaps you actually already have a metal wine rack that you’ve been using but you can’t help wondering whether a slightly more rustic piece would match your decor scheme a little better? Well, that doesn’t mean you have to throw out the one you’ve got! Instead, follow in Home Stories A to Z‘s footsteps and try adding a more weathered feel by doing some hemp string wrapping.

6. Copper pipe and leather wine rack

Copper pipe and leather wine rack

Just in case your desire for a slightly more modern piece would suit you and your space better with an industrial influenced aesthetic, rather than the plastic PVC pipes, here’s a piece from A Bubbly Life that has more of an interesting materials contrast. They show you how to make a rack frame from copper piping with wine bottle slings made from pieces of leather.

7. Triangular pallet wine rack

Triangular pallet wine rack

Did we catch your attention with the upcycled pallet idea but the structure of that particular design didn’t appeal to you? Then maybe you’d prefer this awesome, triangular wall-mounted design instead! Instructables shows you how to make it happen so that you can hang a few glasses along the bottom and securely anchor your bottles in the sides by their necks.

8. Wooden freestanding wine rack

Wooden freestanding wine rack

Just in case you loved the way the wine bottles were anchored at different angles in the idea above but you’d rather not mount your piece right onto the wall, here’s a standing alternative that will actually let you store even more bottles at once! Check out how Woodwork Junkie made this vertical wooden wine rack with perfectly angled holes step by step.

9. Colour block coffee can wine rack

Colour block coffee can wine rack

Are you actually still thinking about the stacked, rounded aesthetic of the PVC pipe rack but you’d prefer to make your wine rack out of things you already have around the house? In that case, we’d suggest taking a look at how Brit + Co. made something similar using recycled coffee cans instead! We adore their idea of painting the insides all different shades while keeping the outsides matching.

10. Wood and chain hanging wine rack

Wood and chain hanging wine rack

Just in case you were quite intrigued by the idea of an inspired wine rack but you’re not sure the leather aspect of the copper idea we showed you really appealed to you, here’s another design for your consideration! Dremel Europe paired metal chains and wood instead, making a hanging rack that has space for bottles on top and glasses along the bottom.

11. Wood and leather upside down wine rack

Wood and leather upside down wine rack

Speaking of leather, here’s a design that lets leather lovers use their favourite material but with wood instead of metal, for a slightly more handmade look! Elizabeth Logsdon guides you step by step through the process of making a wall mounted rack that features a solid wood backing and leather pockets that your wine bottles can slide snugly into upside down.

12. Felt and mailing tube wine rack

Felt and mailing tube wine rack

If you’re going to put in the effort and time that it takes to make a wine rack of your very own, would you rather do it right from scratch? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Design Sponge created this linked semi-circles wine rack in just a few simple steps. it’s made from sections of mailing tubes and some felt for the lining!

13. Criss-cross countertop wine rack

Croiss cross countertop wine rack

Are you actually an amateur wood worker who has been looking for a few easy ways to practice your basic skills on small projects? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how April Wilkerson created this criss-crossing rack with spaces for bottles in each square, like a grid. This size of what you create is customizable and their tutorial shows you how and why!

14. Recycled skateboard wine rack

Recycled skateboard wine rack

Have you actually been scrolling through our list and thinking about how you’d really like to made a rack that’s a little more obviously homemade and perhaps a little kitschy? Well, if you’re ever been a fan of skateboarding, then we have a feeling you’ll get along very well indeed with this fantastic wall mounted skateboard wine rack featured in detail on Recyclart!

15. Repurposed metal rake wine glass holder

Repurposed metal rake wine glass holder

If you’re going to aim for making a DIY wine rack that has a slightly rustic aesthetic, would you rather go all out and create something explicitly farm themed, to suit the rust of your farmhouse inspired decor? Then we have a feeling this very simple upcycled rake hanger for wine glasses might be right up your alley. Wisconsin Homemaker shows you how it’s done.

Have you made other kinds of homemade wine racks before that you were very happy with indeed but that you don’t see on our list? Tell us all about how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!