There may be a couple of reasons why you stumbled upon or clicked on this article – there’s simply a lot more you can try with a do it yourself wine rack than the one in the department store, or you just want to save some bucks. Either way, you’ve come to the right page. In case you haven’t read it yet, we’ve outlined a few DIY wine rack benefits here.
Things To Consider
How it will look is probably the very first thing that comes to mind when opting for the do-it-yourself route. One method that professional wine rack builders use is to identify a material that is most commonly used in the households of their target audience. Therefore, it would be ideal if you can answer this question: What material would best complement your home? For reference, wood or metal are the most common choices. Among your options for wood are pine (affordable) to the more costly oak, walnut, cherry, mahogany and cedar. For metal, there’s aluminum and wrought iron. The important thing is that it combines well with the other fixtures in your dwelling.
Another important factor to keep in mind is space restrictions. Depending on the area where you will be putting your do it yourself wine rack, bottle capacity is also affected. But because you are free to set it up the way you like, you can maximize the available space that you have. It can be hung from the ceiling, mounted on a wall or fitted under a table. In any case, the space is your canvass.
You might also want to look into modular designs that allow you to add capacity when needed. With this option, you can start small and then just make another one later when you need more storage. The new one will connect seamlessly to the existing rack.
Wine Rack Kits
If you want to get started quickly, you can purchase a wine rack kit instead. The kit contains all the basic parts needed. You just have to assemble it like you would with a Lego project. The downside in going this route is that some level of creative freedom is taken in exchange for convenience. Nonetheless, kits are a good option for beginners. There are wine rack kits available online or in large furniture stores like IKEA. (Photo by Eric Whitten licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0)
For some design inspirations on your do it yourself wine rack, you can check out our article on wine storage ideas.