$35 130 Bottle Wine Rack

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I'm very keen to make something along these lines. It would be labor intensive, but I can deal with that. I wonder how stable this type of rack is though. I see them everywhere but intuitively I would think that a gentle push on the side would send the whole thing collapsing sideways unless wall anchored..?
 

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Yes this MUST be wall anchored or you risk the possibility of coming home one day to a big (sad) mess of broken glass.......... :(


 
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OMG that's a lot more glass than my empty broken carboy this week! Hope that was a pic off the internet & NOT personal experience. Roy
 

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beautiful,what does the jig look like, what tools did you use?
 

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Going back to the original pix, What do you think of making it 19-20 in deep to hold 2 bottles per bay. It may need middle vertical supports. I need to maximize my limited space.
 

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Going back to the original pix, What do you think of making it 19-20 in deep to hold 2 bottles per bay. It may need middle vertical supports. I need to maximize my limited space.
What an excelent idea. I'm currenly building a 77 bottle rack that I will use in my dining room,. My design is different, but the idea of doubling up with one bottle in front of the other makes a lot of sense, expcially in my basement where i want to store a few hundred bottles and I start to build and store some reds for future consumption.

I've found a dept of 11 inches works well for most bottles. A few are longer. I'll probably double the to 22, or 23 inches deep. 2 of these will fit under my work table in the basement and will hold over 300 bottles.

Thanks for the comment, you just doubled my basement storage!
 

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Sunsanvil - there is a plywood back on the rack that prevents any side-to-side motion. No worries!

gfmonk - look on the 4th page of this thread. I put the plans, the jig, and the material list there.

Paul
 
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Great job, I especially like the top section where you display a few bottles.

RR
 

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Is there an easy way to get the .75x.75's rather than cutting them down from a larger piece of wood?

I'm ok at wood working, but not skilled by any means...
 

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Go to your local hardware store or hobby lobby and look at the square dowel section for the 3/4 x 3/4. If not there try the 1x section for a 1x1 the true size is 3/4x3/4 I have found some places with it
 

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Thanks for a great design and a jig worth it's weight in gold!

I put my own tweaks on it (including raising it up 2 levels so it holds 150) ... and will use the jig to build a short one to use as a sofa table/bar area ... your plans are very appreciated!

FYI to other builders: I found the best use of wood was to start with 1x4 and rip off a 3/4" strip ... seems to be the best wood for the $$ and gives a start on the millions of support pieces!!

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I think you did a great job, and it looks very nice.
I only have one problem with it....
I am a dumpster diver for bottles, I have some that wouldnt fit in the 3.5 opening...so use a shelf type...i wish all my bottles were the same....
 

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i'm a diver too

But I now have so many bottles that I can be a bit more choosy sometimes when I'm bottling ... I totally have some "misfits" stored in another closet!!
 

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Thank so much for the rack and jig plans.
I just finished building mine. Its scaled down a bit to fit my space, but still managed to get 96 bottles in there. Love it!! :D
 

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