Building a Wall Wine Rack for a Home Bar

Build A Wall Wine Rack For A Home Bar

It\’s a fashion to have a home bar in homes nowadays. Never mind the fact that there might be kids in the house, people still enjoy and like the idea of having a home bar in their living room. Most people do it for themselves while others do it to entertain guests when they come over. Ideally, a home bar is not just a simple home bar. It can be created in different themes and designs, just the way you want yours it to be.

Moving on from the home bar, if you are a wine lover and have a massive collection of wine, be it empty bottles or full ones, you definitely should create one for you.

While providing storage for bottles of wine, the other function of having a wine rack is as a partition between walls. Building a rack as a wall is fairly easy when they are designed for ceilings that are eight feet tall. Here are the steps on how to make a wall wine in less than few hours.

You will need:

  1. Tape measure
  2. 2 of 2 inch x 4 inch x 45 inch pine boards
  3. 2 of ¾ inch, 4 feet x 8 feet oak plywood
  4. 8 “C” clamps
  5. Screw gun
  6. Fine sand paper
  7. Wood stain
  8. Stud finder
  9. 2 of 2 inch x 4 inch x 8 feet pine boards
  10. Chalk line
  11. Drill
  12. 3 ½ hole punch
  13. Tack cloth
  14. 40 of 3 inch wood screws


  1. First, screw a 45-inch board to the ceiling where you would like to build your wall wine rack. Use a stud finder when screwing into studs. Screw your second 48 inch board to the floor directly under the board on the ceiling. Make sure that there is a 1 ½ inch clearance at both ends of the boards. Screw an 8 foot board to each side of the 48 inch boards as the frame of your wall wine rack.
  2. Then, snap the chalk line lengthwise across one piece of plywood every 4 inches starting 2 inches from the 8 foot edge. Snap the chalk line perpendicularly across the first set of lines starting 2 inches from the 48 inches edge and spacing them 4 inches apart.
  3. Clamp your second sheet of plywood to the first so all the edges are flushed and the chalk lines are visible.
  4. Drill a 3 ½ inch hole through both sheets where each chalk line intersects. Reposition the clamps one at a time. Remove the clamps from the plywood and these holes will support your wine bottles.
  5. Screw a sheet of plywood to each side of the pine board frame. All of the edges of the plywood should be flushed with pine boards. Use a sand paper to sand down the plywood sheets. Wipe them down clean with your tack cloth and apply with wood stain if necessary.

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Additional Reading:

The Wine Bar — Wine and Wine Glass Rack — 6 Bottles, 8 Stems, from Oenophilia

(WC-6) Solid Wood In the Wall Wine Rack Cabinet Recssed or inset in your wall for the look of a built-in, Your choice of Enamel or Stain Finish, 4″, mounts in wall using only construction adhesive, stores up to 8 wine bottles inside.