How We Made Our New and Easy Wine Rack

Our new and easy wine rack is exactly what we needed to complete our DIY walk-in pantry! A year ago, when we completed this pantry update, we knew we wanted to include a wine rack but time didn’t allow for this addition. Fast forward to today and it’s finally done! Here’s how you can recreate this scrap wood project!

White shiplap wall with white and wood pantry shelves.

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Materials and Tools

You’ll likely already have all the materials and tools needed to DIY this easy wine rack build. Here are what we used:

1. Pine boards

2. Screws

3. Paint ( SW Pure White – Eggshell)

4. Stain (Natural + Early American mix)

5. Miter Saw

6. Impact driver

7. Countersink & Screwdriver set

8. 90-degree corner clamp

9. DryDex Spackling Paste

10. Sander

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Wine Rack Building Process

We started our wine rack build by first creating pilot holes in the 2 longer pieces of pine boards. Pilot holes are great when working with narrow pieces of wood because they can help to prevent wood splitting.

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We then used 1-3/4 in. screws to secure the long pine boards to the shorter pieces.

We also used a right-angle clamp to ensure the pine boards were nice and squared.

Once the exterior frame/box of the wine rack was completed, we began working on the shelving. We used the heights of our favorite wines to determine the 3-1/2″ spacing of our shelves. We later secured these shelves to the exterior frame using 1-3/4 in. screws.

Overall dimensions = 33″ x 7-3/4″ x 7-1/4″
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Wine Rack Paint and Stain

When we were satisfied with the look and spacing of the wine shelves, we temporarily removed them. We then lightly sanded the interior sides and painted them. We used SW Pure White which is the same white throughout our home because we love its crisp, bright look!

Sanding wine rack box.
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Painted wine rack box.

We also stained the wine shelves using my favorite mix of Natural and Early American stains. When the inner painted portion was dried, we reinstalled the wine shelves. We then filled the exterior screw holes with spackling paste and sanded the surface once dried. The outer portion of the wine rack was then painted to complete this project.

DIY Wine Rack Reveal

We felt it was important to end our pantry upgrade with a simple wine rack build so it could contrast all the fun design features already included in our pantry project. I think this minimal addition compliments the rest of the space well and we couldn’t be happier with the overall look!

Empty wine rack.
Wine rack with wine bottles.

DIY Walk-In Pantry Views

Our walk-in pantry turned out way better than I could have ever imagined! I often leave the door open because seeing the organization brings me joy! I’m also motivated to try and keep it this way. As a family, we try to be mindful of where we remove items and return them back to their rightful spot. For more pantry details, be sure to check out our DIY Pantry Upgrades and Pantry Organization blog posts!

Wine rack in pantry.
Wine rack in pantry.

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I know this DIY wine rack looks far from a scrap wood project but you can recreate this with any lumber you have at your disposal. Knowing this was a zero-dollar update is the cherry on top! Thanks for hanging with us for the simplest wine rack you could ever make! Until next time friends!

Aminah Chung


6 Replies to “How We Made Our New and Easy Wine Rack”

  1. I love how simple, yet beautiful this wine rack is! It is a seamless addition to the pantry.

  2. I am so inspired to give my pantry a little makeover

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