Wine rack

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Project by mafe posted 03-29-2013 09:42 PM 3269 views 15 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wine rack
For my new kitchen

As so often a small sketch of the basic idea.

Years back at a visit in Stockholm I saw a wine rack that was just a piece of wood with holes, this idea stayed in the back of my head, but I never got a kitchen where it could fit in, until now.

I decided to keep it simple, plain pine, hand planned and holes drilled with a forstner bit.
I had some old leftover tubes from a curtain bar and these became a part of the design, but you might as well just drill a hole all the way through and hang it on the wall that way.

1. The rack, had to drill two different sizes of holes since the bottle necks were really different.
2. Drilling the holes.
3. Remember to go only almost through and then turn the wood and drill from other side, then you get crisp holes.
4. Wine in the hole…
5. Turning rods for the mount (look at drawing).
6. And here it is in the new kitchen, happy I am!

Sorry for the bad picture quality, my camera was at home and the mobile camera become scratched.

Hope this can bring some inspiration.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 03-29-2013 09:45 PM

Simple yet beautiful!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#2 posted 03-29-2013 10:01 PM

That fits so perfectly into the decor of your kitchen, Mafe.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 03-29-2013 11:00 PM

Looks great Mads and so does your new place. I heard a guy had made a wine rack just like yours. He loaded it up just before going on holiday. When he got back home, he thought it would be nice to have a glass of wine with dinner. The only problem was that while he was away, the holes in his wine rack shrank as the wood dried out and he couldn’t get the bottles out! Ok, it’s a lie, but I’m sure that’s what would happen to me if I made one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-29-2013 11:11 PM

Nice job, my friend! That keeps it handy and keeps the cork wet all the time!!!!!..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 03-29-2013 11:13 PM

Very nice Mads


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#6 posted 03-29-2013 11:15 PM

Your place is really coming together, a nice home filled with things you’ve made. Best wishes to you and Mathilde.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#7 posted 03-30-2013 02:32 AM

A great addition to a great living space.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#8 posted 03-30-2013 05:53 AM

Fun I was discussing with the Mrs. a wine rack 2 days ago…

Simple and nice Mafe.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 06:17 AM

looks great!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 03-30-2013 03:39 PM

Hello Mafe

A great idea and a great work as usual

” A consommer avec modération”

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#11 posted 03-30-2013 04:28 PM

Nice wine rack.

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#12 posted 03-30-2013 04:42 PM

very nice!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#13 posted 03-30-2013 05:07 PM

very cleaver wine rack ,got to favor this one just to cool

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#14 posted 03-30-2013 09:22 PM

Tha master of simplicity does it again, very practical mads plus no fishing in the cupboard looking for labels,

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#15 posted 03-30-2013 10:06 PM

Nice Mads. And your place is looking just fine.

I recently saw a rack like this but the holes were drilled in from both sides of a long square board. This way it hung in the corner and the bottles stuck out at 90 degrees. Maybe this will work for your next place :)


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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