A homemade wine rack wouldn’t be complete without an accompanying wine glass rack. It also has a very good chance of being the dining room’s focal point, hence a terrific conversation piece. While we’re talking about conversation pieces, a DIY wine glass rack can certainly be a better option. It won’t just help you save money, you’ll have total control over the design as well. When done right, you are going to have something that beats the varieties being sold in furniture shops.
Let’s take a look at three of the most inspiring wine glass racks posted by folks online. Hopefully, you get ideas from them and be motivated to build one on your own.
DIY Bar With Wine Glass Rack
The wine glass rack above was the owner’s own design. He did not make use of wine glass rack plans, although the bar itself had a plan. The wood used was from Oak scraps. The finished product is genuinely an achievement worth showcasing. Photo by ActiveSteve licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0.
Wine Glass Rack Made from Wooden Pegs
This one is quite unique. The wine glasses are held by two rounded wooden pegs. The pegs are removable. Putting or detaching the wine glasses requires one peg to be removed.
T-Molding from Wood Floor Transitions
You’re not seeing a wine glass or a rack here, but that T-molding between the wooden floor and the cement floor can be turned into a wine glass rack. When flipped upside-down, the T-molding is an ideal wine glass holder. Photo by Eric Mesa licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
Materials for a DIY Wine Glass Rack
What kind of materials do you need for your homemade wine glass rack? To give you an idea of how much it might cost you to make one, here’s a shortlist of the important stuff:
- 24×24 plywood block
- wood glue
- wood screws
This assumes that you already have the essential tools on hand, such as the hammer, screw driver and saw. As you’ve seen, these materials are found in almost every hardware store and won’t put a hole in your wallet.
This article is not a how-to guide, but here are some guidelines before making your own:
- The most important step is to take exact measurements. Prior to purchasing the materials, you should already have the numbers listed. Bring a wine glass with you when you take measurements.
- The materials don’t need to be new. You’ll find a lot of scraps that are still good. But it all depends on your budget.
- Mark your targets. Marking where the screws should go is way better than doing it all in your mind. Once you’ve done this, installing your DIY wine glass rack should be easy.