I made a wine rack!

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Like so many others on casemates, my parents had amassed more boxes of wine than available storage. I decided to build them a custom (meaning fit into their space; there is nothing fancy about this utilitarian design) rack.

Having more time than money, I looked for designs with a balance of functionality and price. I found This home made winemaker’s channel with a good set of instructions. (I have never heard of this guy, or made my own wine, but I appreciate this build.) After watching both videos a few times, it was off to measure and buy lumber.

My parents’ space could fit a rack 18 bottles high and 19 columns wide. Like a reverse-clown car at a circus, all that wood fit into that car.
Like a reverse-clown car at a circus, all that wood fit into that car.

Time to turn 94 pieces of wood into what felt like a thousand
Time to turn 94 pieces of wood into what felt like a thousand.

The place of never ending furring strips.
The place of never ending furring strips.

After I cut roughly 40 furring strips for the ladder sides, I ripped furring strips in half lengthwise. Cut to size, these formed the rungs of the ladders. I screwed down a template of 2x4s for spacing, and started creating ladders 18 bottles high. After these were finished, I cut the side supports and moved them to my parents’ house.

Thankfully, they had a few inches to spare on the sides which allowed me to make two racks and have wiggle room to make sure the pipe lined up with a ladder and access wasn’t blocked.

All finished!

The end.
Thanks for checking it out! Cheers.