How to Construct your own Wine Rack

This is how your completed wine rack should look.
This is how your completed wine rack should look.
For each bottle you will need two galvanized pipe hanger one large and one small.
For each bottle you will need two galvanized pipe hanger one large and one small.
Cut the hangers to length, measure how far you want each ring for holding the bottles to project from the front of the rack.
Cut the hangers to length, measure how far you want each ring for holding the bottles to project from the front of the rack.
Cut the center panel of the 1ft by 8ft board and cut the side of the 1ft by 2 inch board. Paint, then mark holes. Drill Pilot holes.
Cut the center panel of the 1ft by 8ft board and cut the side of the 1ft by 2 inch board. Paint, then mark holes. Drill Pilot holes.
Attach the hanger to the center panel with one inch wood screws.
Attach the hanger to the center panel with one inch wood screws.
Cut 2 one foot by 2 inch braces to join backs of center and side panels.
Cut 2 one foot by 2 inch braces to join backs of center and side panels.
Turn center panel over and screw the middle part of the braces to the back of the center panel.
Turn center panel over and screw the middle part of the braces to the back of the center panel.
Here's how the galvanized pipe hanger should look once the board is painted and the bottle are in them.
Here's how the galvanized pipe hanger should look once the board is painted and the bottle are in them.

With the holidays around the corner, and the anticipation of getting together with your family and friends, there is also the anticipation of sharing good food and drinks at many of their parties. At these parties you often receive a bottle of wine from your family and friends and this often means that after the reunion unless you already have a bar or large wine rack you will find yourself searching for shelf space or somewhere else to store all these wine bottles.

In order to resolve this, you could either spend on a wine rack or if you are creative you can make one of your own. This will not only serve as a place to store your own wine, but it is also a great gift idea. You can get supplies at your local hardware store and surprisingly they are not very difficult to construct. I found the instruction for making this lovely wine rack in Lowes Creative Ideas Magazine, along with the wine rack I also found many other great gift ideas as well as storage solutions for the holidays and back to school.

Supplies you will need


1 ft by 8 ft red oak

1 ft by 2 ft red oak

Valspar paint Sangria Red

3 inch galvanized pipe hangers (the number of pipe hangers depends on how many bottles you want to hang)

1½ inch galvanized pipe hangers(the number of pipe hangers depends on how many bottles you want to hang)

Machine Screws with nuts

1 inchwood screws

½ inch wood screws

6 inch hangman picture hanging system

Assembling your Wine Rack


1. For each bottle you will need two galvanized pipe hangers-one 3 inch & one1 ½ inch. Replace the long screw in each hanger with a shorter machine screw and nut.

2. Cut the hanger to the desired length this will determine how far each ring will project from each other on the front of the rack, allow for a few inches for the straight end to wrap around the back panel.

3. Cut the center panel from the 1ft by 8ft board and cut two side panels from a 1ft by 2 ft board and paint with Sangria Red paint. Mark holes for each pair of hangers on the sides of the center panel. Drill pilot holes.

4. Attach the hangers to the sides of the center panel with1 inch screw. Use pliers to bend the ends of the hanger on to the back. Secure ends with ½ inch wood screws.

5.Cut two 1 foot by 2 inch braces to join the backs of the center panel and side panels, one near the top and one near the bottom, using the front of the center panel as a guide, screw the braces to the side panels.

So whether you are making one for your home or for your friends and family, wine racks are a very useful and an elegant gift idea, and making one yourself is a great way to not only save money but to also have some fun on the holidays. A homemade wine rack is a gift that is not only practical, but also make a great conversation piece, so be creative this holiday season.

Note: Do to the fact that the measurements were not listed exactly by foot and inches in the original article, there may be some inaccuracies, therefore I suggest checking with your local Lowes' dealer for exact measurement.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This is a great idea. I keep my wine rack on top of my china cabinet as I have no where else to put it. But with this one I could find many places to display it.


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Internetwriter62 5 years ago from Marco Island, Florida Author

Thank you Susan, I'm glad you found this article helpful. I hope you enjoy making your rack, and I hope it turns out the way you hoped.


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Gracie Valena 5 years ago

Very nice! I want to try to make one.

Could you give some suggestions on good places to hang it? Thanks!


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Internetwriter62 5 years ago from Marco Island, Florida Author

Thanks for stopping by Gracie. I hope you have fun making yours. As to hanging suggestions, I would suggest you hang it somewhere near the place where you and others usually like to share a glass of wine that way you don't have to walk very far when you want to serve up the drinks, I would also suggest you put it somewhere where it can be seen, why make such a beautiful rack if you can't show it of. I hope you found my suggestions useful.


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Ania L 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Wonderful idea and great instructions, thanks a lot!


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Internetwriter62 5 years ago from Marco Island, Florida Author

Thank you Ania, I'm glad you liked it. I hope you have fun making yours.


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The Good Cook 5 years ago

Very stylish - and such a nice change from the usual wine rack one sees.


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Internetwriter62 5 years ago from Marco Island, Florida Author

Thank you Good Cook, I really appreciate your kind words. You're right this is a very stylish wine rack and truly a nice change, not to mention a great piece for any kitchen or family room.


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

I love the instructions here - very clear and straightforward. And the finished wine rack looks great!!


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Internetwriter62 5 years ago from Marco Island, Florida Author

Hi Seeker7, Thank you much for sharing this with me, I was concerned that the instruction weren't clear enough and your comment has really helped me. I'am so glad that you let me know that I was able to interpret the instructions correctly from the magazine, because they did not indication feet and inches or how much paint to buy. I also congratulate you for being able to make this lovely rack so fast, you must be very good at carpentry and I hope you and your family enjoy the rack.


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Alex Jose 4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

Tremendously one unique hub till date have read...my wife loves to decorate home and she would simply love this after reading this and would definitely try something like this as well......i voted up for this very interesting hub.


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Lotus-eaters 3 years ago from The Midwest

This is an awesome idea! I'm sort of limited on space, where I'm currently living, and I need wine rack that I can put on a wall. This is going to be my next project.


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Internetwriter62 3 years ago from Marco Island, Florida Author

Thank you Lotus-eater, I'm so glad you found the idea of the hub to helpful and awesome. I hope your wine rack turns out beautiful and that you enjoy making this project.


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Internetwriter62 3 years ago from Marco Island, Florida Author

Thank you Alex for voting my hub up and I'm glad your wife likes my hub and that it can help her gain more decorating ideas.

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