DIY Wood & Leather Wine Rack

DIY Wood & Leather Wine Rack @themerrythoughtI’m not a huge wine fan, but I have a lot of friends that love it! So I decided to try to put together a minimal, modern wine rack to gift to one of my wine-loving friends. I’ve been using tons of light plywood for projects recently so I decided to stick with that and, of course, add a little bit of leather. It’s a pretty basic project for those of you that haven’t done much woodworking. So give it a shot and show us how yours turns out!!
DIY Wood & Leather Wine Rack @themerrythoughtWhat you need:
-1/2″ x 12″ x 24″ Birch Plywood
-Scroll Saw
-Three 5/8″ Dowels
-5/8″ Forstner Drill Bit
-Wood Glue
-Four 1″ x 20″ pieces of Leather
-Sewing Machine

How to make it:
-Draw line across the board at 11 5/8″ from one end (this gives an extra 3/8″ to the back side of the stand)
-Use the saw to cut along this line.
-On the top half, (the one with the extra 3/8″) measure 1.5″ down from the top and make a mark at the center of the board and then a mark at 1″ in from each side. Also mark 6 1/4″ down from the top at the center and 1″ in from each side. (These are for the dowels.)
-Drill a hole most of the way through the board at each mark.
-Cut six 12″ pieces of dowel.
-Screw the base piece of wood to the back of the stand.
-Glue dowels in place.
-Fold each piece of leather in half. Stitch across, giving enough room for dowel to fit through. About 1″
-Now fold about an inch on each end and sew along the edge.
-Slide the leather on the dowels once they are completely dry and fill it up with your favorite wine!
DIY Wood & Leather Wine Rack @themerrythought DIY Wood & Leather Wine Rack @themerrythought DIY Wood & Leather Wine Rack @themerrythoughtYou can even make a sweet geometric wine stopper to go with your new wine rack!

xo. Caitlin

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  • Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 5:45 am

    writingmonique - I adore this! Perfect for my collection of three winebottles haha.


  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 6:17 pm

    Marigold Wellington - I am definitely making this for my Mum who loves wine! Hehe. I am wondering though, would it be unsteady at all? Like when you put the wine bottles on could it tip over?ReplyCancel

    • Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 8:27 pm

      Caitlin McGrath - Great! As long as the bottom board is as long as the bottle and it is screwed together securely, it should be fine. Mine felt very stable when the bottles were on it. If your dowels don’t feel secure, you can use screws through the back to give them extra strength.ReplyCancel

  • Friday, January 30, 2015 - 3:45 am

    Karla - My grandfather will be happy! Thanks :)ReplyCancel

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