Afternoon Wine Rack

As I was perusing Pottery Barn I saw this wine rack. They want 79-159.00 and knew I could come up with a DIY version in SketchUp. And thats what I did. For the cost of one 3/4" 2'x2' piece of plywood, which should cost under $20, you can make this simple PB inspired wine rack yourself.

Please note: I have not tested these plans yet so if you make it and find an error please let me know. I will update it if/when I make it.

DIY Afternoon Wine Rack


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Author Notes: 

I have become a plan making addict since teaching myself SketchUp and figured it was time to share.

This simple PB inspired wine rack is fairly simple to recreate on your own for a fraction of the cost.

I named it the Afternoon Wine Rack because I can't see this taking more than an afternoon to complete, sans stain or paint.

Please note: This plan has yet to be real world tested.

Shopping List: 

24"x24"x3/4" plywood
1" hole saw

measuring tape
safety glasses
hearing protection
General Instructions: 

Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!

24" wide x 10" deep x 5" high
Cut List: 

1 @ 24"x5"
1 @ 24"x9 1/4"
1 @ 24"x5 1/2"

Cutting Instructions: 
By a piece of plywood that is 2'x2' by 3/4" thick. If your store will rip it down for you even better. Be sure and measure your first cut, then use the saw, then measure again, then cut, etc. Doing it this way will ensure your pieces are the correct measurements.
Step 1: 

Either rip these cuts yourself on your table saw or have your store where you buy your wood rip the plywood down for you. You will have some scrap.

Step 2 Instructions: 

At first this may look daunting but I assure you, if you just measure, place the appropriate guide marks in pencil, and then use a hole saw it will be a breeze.

Take your 5 1/2" piece and measure from one long edge down one inch.
Make a guide mark all the way down your piece
Now measure and mark at 4" intervals using the short edge. You should have 5 guide marks across your board now.
Now measure and mark at 2" intervals using the short edge. You should have 6 of these marks across your board now.
Where your 1" down guide mark meets your 2" guide marks only, use a drill and cut a 1" hole.
Repeat across until you have six holes.
Once done, run it through the table saw at the 1" down guide mark carefully to keep a straight edge.

You just completed the notches that your wine bottles will rest in!

Step 3 Instructions: 

This is what your notched piece should now look like.

Step 4 Instructions: 

Now drill your pocket holes in you back piece.
Set the Kreg Jig at 3/4" and make your ph's on the BACK of the back piece that measures 24"x5"

Step 5 Instructions: 

Now drill your pocket holes in your notched piece.
Set the Kreg Jig at 3/4" and make your ph's on the BACK of the notched piece that measures 24"x4 1/2"

Step 6 Instructions: 

Now attach the back to the bottom with 1 1/4" ph screws.

Step 7 Instructions: 

Now attach the front to the bottom with 1 1/4" ph screws and your done!

Its now complete you just need to stain or paint it!

Let me know if there are any errors and I will fix them. Hope you like it :)

Preparation Instructions: 
Fill all holes with wood filler and let dry. Apply additional coats of wood filler as needed. When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with 120 grit sandpaper. Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue. Remove all sanding residue on work surfaces as well. Wipe project clean with damp cloth. It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.
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Hysterical! I was just looking at this and the glass rack on PB online and decided I would "draft" some plans myself! My next stop was Ikea online (for inspiration) and then I popped in here to see what was new and I couldn't stop laughing when these plans were front and center on the front page! I love it! gotta make it! I was planning on using 1x8, 1x4, and 1x6 to make it.

So on your plans you have the front finish height at 5" when on the cut list it clearly shows that finished height will end up being 5 1/4 " . Does the 1/4 inch matter much or ?

Ok just finished rack and found that the front needs to be screwed to the front of the 9 1/4 " board otherwise the bottles will not fit

Ok after looking closer at the finished rack I am going to shorten the front to 3" and attach it to the front of the 9 1/4" bottom instead of on top which you show in your design which I believe will look better and give enough room for the bottles to fit