Kitchen + Dining
Countertop Wine Rack
BLACK+DECKER B+D Contributor 193 Projects
Large wine racks have their places; so do smaller ones. You may want to showcase certain bottles or simply have them close at hand during a party or wine tasting. The rack shown in this project holds eight bottles and would make a nice gift for a new collector or even a noncollector who just likes to have a few bottles of wine at the ready.
We used clear birch for the rack, but any finish‑grade, surface-planed hardwood will work just as well. And although we used a finish with a stain, you may choose to stain the wood first or even paint the rack. This is a matter of pure preference.
When building this rack, use regular carpenter’s glue rather than the high-strength type. The regular type has a longer open time, which you’ll probably need to get the entire rack assembled. If glue oozes out around the holes, wipe it off with a damp paper towel right away.