6 Bottle Wine Rack – DIY Project Instructions

This DIY Wine Rack offers a practical solution for wine storage while also being a great conversation starter at your next party!


  • (1) 1″ x 6″ – 8′ Maple
  • (1) Oil Wood Stain
  • (1) Stain Brush
  • (1) 3-1/2″ Hole Saw
  • (1) Hole Saw Arbor
  • #6 x 1-5/8 Wood Trim Screws
  • 3/32″ Drill Bit

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Follow These Steps:

  1. Cut the 1″ x 6″ – 8′ board of maple into the following lengths:
    • a. (2) 28″
    • b. (5) 5-1/2″ Squares
    • Note: a 1″ x 6″ is already 5-1/2″ wide
  2. Mark the center of each 28″ board. This is 2-3/4″.
  3. Now that you have the center marked, measure the location for each 3-1/2 hole to be drilled. The center of each hole will be at these increments; 2-3/4”, 7-1/4”, 11-3/4”, 16-1/4”, 20-3/4”, 25-1/4”. Be sure to mark these along the centerline. Do this for both 28″ boards.
  4. Clamp down the 28″ and proceed to drill the holes using the 3-1/2″ hole saw. Remember to start the hole with the pilot bit on each marking you made on the centerline. This will ensure even spacing between each hole.
  5. Sand all pieces with 100 grit sandpaper prior to assembly.
  6. Begin assembling your wine rack by attaching one of the 5-1/2″ squares to each end and on the bottom, creating an L shape on the ends. The final 5-1/2″ square will be placed on the bottom and in the middle. Be sure to pre-drill where you plan to put the wood trim screws with a 3/32″ drill bit. This will prevent cracking.
  7. Stain wine rack with a wood stain of your choice.

6 Bottle Wine Rack - DIY Project Instructions - Harbor Freight Tools

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