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DIY Modular Stackable Wine Racks For Your Cellar

DIY Modular Stackable Wine Racks For Your Cellar

DIY Modular Stackable Wine Racks For Your Cellar

Stackable wine racks are one of the most versatile wine storage solutions. These racks give you the possibility to add one shelf at a time and only occupy the necessary space. In other words, you’ll be able to start your wine collection with a small stackable wine rack and increase the storage capacity according to your real necessities.

This is great for two reasons. On one hand, you’ll avoid seeing a large and empty wine rack in your cellar if you start with a small collection. On the other hand, you’ll be able to simply add more shelves or modules to your rack to fit your growing collection.

There are many types of stackable wine racks you can build, but those I like best are the modular stackable wine racks. The reason is simple. You can use the modules as single racks or stack them one on top of each other to build a larger storage rack.

How To Make A Modular Stackable Wine Rack

A modular stackable wine rack is really easy to make if you have minimum handicrafts skills and the necessary materials. Since all the modules are similar, I’m going to tell you how to make one module. Then, just repeat the operation, building as many modules as you want.

Things You’ll Need

Materials

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    0.75” plywood
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    Wooden boards
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    Wood screws
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    Wood glue
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    Wood paint

Tools

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    Table saw
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    Tape measure
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    Electric drill
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    Nail gun
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    Sandpaper
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    Pocket jigs
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    Paintbrush

How To Build The A Stackable Wine Rack Module

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    Decide the size of a module. To do this, measure the height and the width of the available space in your cellar and decide how many modules you’d like to fit in that space.
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    Cut the wooden boards to the dimension decided previously. You should use the boards to make the sides, bottom, and top of the module, therefore you should obtain four boards of the desired dimension. The simplest way is to make square modules, but you can choose any shape you like.
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    Use the sandpaper to smooth the edges and any imperfections of the boards.
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    Use pocket jigs to make the frame of the module.
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    Measure the space between the shelves using a wine bottle as a reference. Measure the widest part of the wine bottle, then measure the size and mark it on the module’s frame. Mark the spot where each shelf should be fixed. Follow the same procedure along the height of the module all the way to the top.
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    Cut the plywood to the right dimension to make the shelves of the module. It is recommended to build modules with at least 4 shelves, but it’s totally up to you how many shelves you want to have. Once you built the shelves, use sandpaper to smooth any imperfections.
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    Use wood glue and clamps to attach the shelves to the frame. Once the glue dried, secure the shelves to the edges with wood screws, then reinforce them with pocket jigs. Paint the module of the stackable wine rack with wood paint.
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    Repeat these steps to build as many modules as you need.

How To Choose Stackable Wine Racks For Your Cellar

Stackable Wine Racks

These modular stackable wine racks can be stacked freestanding or mounted on the wall.

If you don’t have the skills to build stackable wine racks by yourself, you can always buy one. In this case, apart from the dimension of the modules, there are other considerations you should make. Let’s have a look at them.

Material

Modular stackable wine racks available on the market are made of various materials. The most popular are made of wood, but you can also find them made of wrought iron, metal, or even plastic. I’d recommend staying away from plastic if possible, especially if you have a large collection of wines.

When choosing the material, you should also consider the place where the wine will be stored. If the cellar is exposed to road vibrations, choose stackable wine racks made of wood. Wood has a cushioning effect that absorbs vibrations. It also has an increased breathability, keeping your wine in optimal conditions.

Size

When deciding the size, you should consider both the size of each module and the size of the whole rack. Make sure that it fits in your space and that the modules are large enough to fit your bottles. If you want to store magnum or larger types of bottles, also check the size of the shelves.

Module Capacity

Another thing you should check is the capacity of each module. The best part about the modular stackable wine racks is that you can start displaying your collection with just one module. However, if you want to avoid displaying an empty rack, check the capacity of each module making sure it’s suitable for your wine collection.

If you have only 10 bottles in your wine collection, it’s useless investing in a module with a capacity of 50 bottles.

Mounting

If they are called modular stackable wine racks it doesn’t mean that they are easy to mount. Consider this before deciding which model is good for you. A wall-mounted modular wine rack is suitable for a living room or studio. In a cellar, I recommend opting for freestanding stackable wine racks.

A freestanding rack is more stable than a wall-mounted rack and it can hold heavier weights.

Style

Last but not least, you should consider the style of the modular stackable wine racks. Even if you intend to use them in your cellar, you should build or pick beautiful racks. Pay attention to the finishes and make sure they are of a high quality.

If you decide to display some modules in other environments, such as in your studio or living room, then the choice is even more important.

Final Thoughts

Building modular stackable wine racks is easy and rewarding. The best part of making your own DIY racks is that you can build them to any size and make them fit any specific needs. However, if you don’t have the skills or will of making them, you can always find them on the market.

Regardless of this, modular stackable wine racks are one of the most versatile wine storage solutions to use in your cellar.

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