Our wine bottle holder is very popular with our customers and fits perfectly into a rustic or modern apartment. If you want to build this easy DIY wood wine rack yourself, you should already have some experience in woodworking and also have the right tools. Cheap tools can quickly reach their limits during this work and be permanently damaged. Check the steps by steps below.
This is the final result, our wall mounted wine rack:
Table of Contents
- Required Tools for the DIY Wood Wine Rack
- Use the hole saw to drill the holes in the wine rack
- Chisel out the hole
- Process the surfaces of the wine bottle holder
- Build the stand for the DIY wine rack
- Bend the metal bracket to hold the wine bottles
- What kind of wood should I use for a wine rack?
Required Tools for the DIY Wood Wine Rack
- powerful cordless screwdriver or drill
- angle grinder with speed control
- nylon brush
- hole saw
- sanding belt
- grinding attachment for the drill
- welding machine
- (drift) log
- iron plate or stone
- round steel 5/16 inch
- round steel 1/4 inch
- stone glaze
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Use the hole saw to drill the holes in the wine rack
The first step is to drill the holes in the log. To do this, first mark the holes. This works best if you simply hold the wine bottles by the trunk and determine the appropriate positions. For 1 liter bottles, you need a 3.4-inch hole; for the 0.7-liter bottles, a 3.2-inch hole is sufficient.
To cut out the holes, you should use good hole saws such as the Bosch Progressor for Wood, Speed for Multi Construction, or the new Endurance for Heavy Duty.
You also need a powerful drill or cordless screwdriver, as the hole saws of this size generate high torques.
For better guidance, it is ideal if an additional handle can be attached to the drill. The new Bosch generation also has a kickback control system. This can prevent injuries, as the hole saws often “knock out” of the machine. Therefore, carry out this step with maximum concentration.
Drill all the holes so deep that you can no longer get deeper into the log with the hole saw.
Related: How to saw a rectangle in wood
Chisel out the hole
In the rarest of cases, it will be possible to pierce the rustic wine rack in one go. Therefore, you have to repeatedly chisel out the drill core with a tool.
It is advisable – as with drilling – that you clamp the piece of wood securely, for example, in a clamp.
After chiseling out, you can continue drilling deeper. When you are through with the guide drill of the hole saw on the other side, you can also drill the wine bottle holder from the opposite side. The holes usually meet pretty exactly.
Process the surfaces of the wine bottle holder
The piece of wood for our structure is now ready for the wine stand. In the next step, the surfaces are made beautiful. You can sand them (here are some good sheet sanders for other projects) or as we like to do – brush them with a nylon brush. But for this, you need a powerful cordless drill or an angle grinder with speed control, as the brushes can only go up to 2500 RPM.
The holes inside can be processed very easily with a grinding attachment for the drill. So you get smooth and straight surfaces there.
Then the wine stand can be embedded with beeswax. You can also use a ready-made mixture for this.
Build the stand for the DIY wine rack
We would like to introduce you to two options for the base of the wine bottle holder. Either traditionally made of metal or, for those who do not have the opportunity to weld, made of stone.
Build the stand out of steel
With the metal version, we first make the foot and then connect it to the wine rack.
To do this, place the wooden trunk on the metal plate and transfer the contour of the trunk to the metal plate. So you know where to put the 5/16 inch round bars.
Then you drill holes in the base plate for the round bars. When this is done, you can weld the rods from the back. The anchor plate is now ready.
Now you can place the piece of wood on the bars and push it down slightly. The bars will leave marks on the wood surface. This way, you know where to drill the 5/16 inch holes in the wood.
However, it is advisable to always drill a hole first. Thread a rod into the hole, then make a mark again and drill. Then thread two rods, make a mark and drill the last hole. This also ensures that the holes fit together exactly.
Build the stand out of stone
With the stone version, we proceed in reverse. Here we first insert the round bars into the wood. Then press the wood onto the stone with the bars. Then drill hole by hole again, as already explained for the steel version of the wine bottle holder.
The round bars can be glued into the wood and stone with glue for safety.
Bend the metal bracket to hold the wine bottles
To ensure you store your wines safely on the wine rack, you need metal brackets at the rear end.
These can best be bent from 1/4 inch round steel. We made an extra bending form for this. This is a piece of wood with two radii on the bending edges.
With a tube, the round steel bars can be bent precisely around the piece of wood, and you can be sure that all brackets are the same size.
Then you can press the finished bracket back to the wood in the appropriate position and drill the 1/4 inch holes on the prints in the wine stand. To be on the safe side, we glued the hangers back in place with adhesive.
That was also the last step. The wine rack is ready and can be stocked with your favorite wines and find its place in the apartment.
What kind of wood should I use for a wine rack?
Wine racks can be built from different pieces of wood. You can use wildwood, driftwood, beams, or scrap wood for this.
The wine bottle holders can be set up or mounted on the wall as well as on the floor. There are no limits to your own creativity.
That was also today’s instructions for the DIY wood wine rack with stand. We hope we were able to teach you something again on our popular woodworking blog.