How to Make a Wooden Wine Glass Rack

A wine glass rack is a more interesting way to store your wine glasses. Hanging your wine glasses upside down will not just prevent dust gathering inside the glass but will create a talking point, as well.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Circular saw
  • Safety glasses
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Power drill
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood
  • Wine glass
  • Varnish
  • Paint brush

Step 1 – Selecting Location

A wine glass rack is usually placed in an existing cabinet; a suitable cabinet is one big enough to allow the glasses to hang upside down and allow at least two glasses in each row.

Step 2 – Measurements

Your measurements depend on the size of your wine glasses and the size of your cabinet. The dimensions for this article are: diameter of the glass base is 2.5 inches and widest point is 3 inches and the depth of the cabinet it is 8 inches.

Step 3 – Mark the Wood

The top of the “T” for holding the wine glass base should measure 8 by 3 inches and a rectangle of this size will be marked out in pencil. The stalk of the “T” should measure 8 by 3/4 inches, to provide an adequate distance from the shelf to where the wine glass rack will hang.

Step 4 – Cut the Wood

Cut out the wood that you have previously marked using a circular saw, while making sure that you are wearing your safety glasses.

Step 5 – Join the Wood

Using wood glue join the two pieces of wood together in a “T” shape ensuring that the small piece of wood is placed exactly in the centre of the larger piece of wood. Once this has dried, you can drill screws at either end to secure it. If you have a particularly deep shelf, you may want to add an additional screw in the middle for the wine glass rack.

Step 6 – Attach it to the Shelf

Apply wood glue to the edge that will be adhered to the shelf. Turn the “T” shaped piece of wood upside down and position it in the left hand corner under the shelf while applying a little pressure so that the 2 surfaces of the wine glass rack will adhere together. Drill down from the shelf above and through into the “T” shaped piece of wood in order to secure it in place. Once again there should be a screw drilled into the front and the back.

Step 7 – Attach the Next Piece

Repeat Steps 3 to 5. Second measure 9 cm along from where the first “T” piece is attached to the wood and mark this on the shelf. This is where the second “T” piece will be attached in the same way as you did in Step 6. Continue this until they have filled the width of your cabinet. The measurement of 3 1/2 inches is the widest part of the glass plus 1/3 inches to prevent the glasses from touching while they are hanging in the wine glass rack.

Step 8 – Finish the Wine Glass Rack

Use sandpaper to rub the front of the rack and the bottom to ensure that there are no loose splinters. Second, use a paint brush to apply a coat of varnish to the rack and leave it to dry before applying another coat. You could substitute varnish for paint in this step and apply it in a similar manner for finishing the wine glass rack.