DIY Wine Rack

Brendan Moar shows how to make your own rustic wine rack.


  • Used pine floorboards for side panels and top panel.

  • Pine batons for support rails

  • 4 x 300mmx870mm strips of corrugated iron

  • Wood screws

  • Flat head nails

  • Button head self-drilling screws

  • Electric drill

  • Electric saw

  • Hammer

  • Beeswax or buffing oil


  1. Plane the edges of 4 x 900mm pine floorboards (to straighten), then glue and clamp the edges together.

  2. Fasten 3 shelf supports (made from pine batons), evenly spaced along the side panel assembly using wood screws.

  3. Once the glue has dried, trim the side panel assembly to 340mm wide.

  4. Repeat to form the second side panel.

  5. With corrugated iron facing down on the workbench, lay a pine support baton (300mm long) in every second corrugation.

  6. Clamp a cover strip to the front face and rear of the shelf (this can be made from floorboard off cut). Align the edges and drill pilot holes through the cover strips into the support batons at either end. Then screw together with wood screws.

  7. Turn the shelf over and drill through the iron into each support baton with button-head self-drilling screws.

  8. To assemble the top, join 4 pieces of flooring cut to 320mmx890mm in the same way as the side panels. Position 2 x pine batons at 870mm apart, evenly spaced from either end. Then screw in place.

  9. To assemble the unit, place the first shelf on the base of the workbench (tis becomes the base of the unit). Clamp the sides to the base and screw in place through the shelf cover strips.

  10. Repeat with each of the remaining three shelves, balancing them on the shelf support batons and screwing in place through the cover strips on either side.

  11. Fit the top panel with the pine batons on the inside of the 2 side panels.

  12. Drill pilot holes through the support batons to the side panel and screw in place.

  13. To finish the front of the unit, nail trimming strips along the top and sides to cover the ends of the shelf supports.

  14. Finish with buffing oil or beeswax. Wooden legs can be added to the base if desired.

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