Easy DIY Wine Rack for a Tabletop

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This DIY wine rack is perfect for holding 2 bottles on a table top! Simply use your Kreg Jig and a few other tools to build it for just a few dollars!  

Follow this tutorial to make an easy DIY wine rack that perfectly fits on any table top

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Over the past few years, one of my most popular tutorials is our wall mounted pallet wine rack. It’s super sturdy and holds alot of wine bottles. However, it’s pretty large and not exactly dainty. To balance the pallet/ rustic project, I wanted to share an even easier DIY wine rack!

I think it’s super adorable and I’m betting you’ll think so too!

This simple DIY wine racks holds two average size bottles of wine - perfect for a couple's dinner

The best part? We built it for less than $10.

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DIY Wine Rack

Let’s get to building it! I promise this won’t take long at all. If you want to build more than one, make your cuts all at the same time so that you can create them quickly in an assembly line! #IndustrialEngineer

Thanks to the lovely ladies at Fusion Mineral Paint who recently sent me a large box of painting goodies!  I couldn’t wait to start using all the colors on my upcoming projects!

Supplied Needed for this DIY Wine Rack

Tools Used:

Using a pencil, trace out the cuts you will make for the base of the wine bottles

Make Your Wood Cuts

Using your one 1″x6″ board, you’ll make 3 cuts.

You will want two pieces that are 12 inches long. The third cut will be 9 inches in length. That’s it! You can make more than one of these wine racks out of one $5 board. Total steal!

Use a hole saw to cut out the holes for the wine bottles

Cut Your Holes

Now you’ll want to use your hole saw and make your cuts for the wine rack. For this rack, the hole cuts are centered / in the same place on both boards. It’s just easier that way. We chose 3.5 inches to accommodate just about any size of wine bottle. As a couple who enjoys the occasional bottle of wine, we’ve learned that they come in so many sizes and shapes!

On each board, measure 3.25 inches down. This will be the center of your first hole and the top of your wine rack. On each board, continue measuring down to 8 inches. This will be the center of the second of the hole.

Place a piece of scrap wood underneath your 12-inch pieces before you cut them. This will prevent tear out.

Cut out each hole.

Connect the pieces of wood using nails or wood glue

Attach the two boards to the wine rack base, making sure the smaller holes and larger holes are even

Assemble Your DIY Wine Rack!

Using your Kreg Jig, create 4 pocket holes on the bottom of your 9-inch piece. This will connect each 12-inch wood board to create a ‘U’ shape. Once you have it assembled, sand it down to a smooth finish.

In case you are wondering why our holes look abnormally curved for sanding— For his birthday in July, I bought Jordan a new router. He was excited to use it for this project. He slightly routed the openings for a smooth curved finish.

You don’t need to do this!

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Choose a paint color or stain of your choice for your diy wine rack

paint or stain the DIY wine rack and allow to dry completely

A DIY wooden wine rack makes a perfect holiday gift for any wine lovers you know

 

Paint /Stain

Lastly, it’s time to paint or stain your project! We usually stain our wood projects, but in this case, we chose to use a soft white color since we knew it would sit on top a wood surface. Apply one coat of paint or stain and let it dry. If needed, add another coat. Since we used Fusion Mineral Paint, we didn’t need to seal the paint. But, if I wanted to add more dimension, I could’ve added some wax, like I did for our Two-Tone Buffet Makeover.

 

This DIY wine rack easily fits two average size bottles of wine

this DIY wine rack delicately holds two bottles of wine - perfect for a table top or dinner party

This DIY wine rack is a perfect table top wine rack to display your favorite bottles of wine

And that is it! It’s a super cute and easy gift for anyone! If you’re feeling especially generous, you could gift it with 2 pretty bottles of inexpensive wine OR you can keep it all for yourself!

 

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Easy DIY Wine Rack for a Tabletop

Easy DIY Wine Rack for a Tabletop

Yield: 1 wine rack
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Estimated Cost: $10-$15

This easy DIY wine rack perfectly holds 2 bottles of wine and fits on a tabletop! This is a simple project that's perfect for the beginner woodworker.

Materials

Tools

Instructions

  1. Using your one 1"x6" board, you'll make 3 cuts. You will want two pieces that are 12 inches long. The third cut will be 9 inches in length.
  2. Now you'll want to use your hole saw and make your cuts for the wine rack. For this rack, the hole cuts are centered / in the same place on both boards. It's just easier that way. We chose 3.5 inches to accommodate just about any size of wine bottle.
  3. On each board, measure 3.25 inches down. This will be the center of your first hole and the top of your wine rack. On each board, continue measuring down to 8 inches. This will be the center of the second of the hole.
  4. Place a piece of scrap wood underneath your 12-inch pieces before you cut them. This will prevent tear out.
  5. Cut out each hole.
  6. Using your Kreg Jig, create 4 pocket holes on the bottom of your 9-inch piece. This will connect each 12-inch wood board to create a 'U' shape. Once you have it assembled, sand it down to a smooth finish.
  7. Lastly, it's time to paint or stain your project! We usually stain our wood projects, but in this case, we chose to use a soft white color since we knew it would sit on top a wood surface. Apply one coat of paint or stain and let it dry. If needed, add another coat. Since we used FusionMineral Paint, we didn't need to seal the paint.

PIN FOR LATER:

A simple DIY wine rack tutorial makes a holder for two bottles of wine that perfectly sits on a table top

This simple DIY wine rack projects costs less than $10 and is a perfect beginners woodworking project

 

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2 Comments

  1. Love this idea as I have been looking for a table top wine rack for only two bottles of wine and have not been able to find one I like. I drink the larger bottles of wine though and would need 4 1/2″ holes. I am hoping your plans work and wine rack is stable if holes are larger. Your thoughts on that idea?

    1. I would trace out the holes on the wood ahead of time to see how it would look! If you need a bigger board, I would adjust the plans slightly, but the general process should be the same. Good luck!

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