Sliding Dovetail Wine Rack

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Project by BEWoodworks posted 01-28-2016 03:37 PM 3964 views 15 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A square sliding dovetail wine rack. Made of home center 1x pine. The shelves are adjustable in the dovetails and fit anywhere in the unit. Shelves are just big enough for a bottle of wine and have a front lip so they don’t roll of. The base unit has a false lip all the way around making it appear deeper and hiding the French cleat mount. It was stained with a weathered grey and finish with several coats of polyurethane. I did not have a router table at the time so I shop built a table top MDF router table to make the dovetails. I have since made a real stand alone router table. The rack was designed to fit exactly 3 bottles wide for a max of 12, but it looks better with the staggered pattern for us.

The wife loves it and so do all her friends, so this most likely wont be the last one.

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#1 posted 01-28-2016 03:58 PM

Brilliant and so simple design. Really like it,


-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland

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#2 posted 01-28-2016 04:03 PM

Thanks Garry!

PS: I had the chance to visit Scotland a few years ago. Traveled the highlands, Edinburgh and Glasgow! Amazing country and great people. Hope to return someday. Have a glass of Ben Nevis signle malt for me!

Brilliant and so simple design. Really like it,


- albachippie

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#3 posted 01-28-2016 04:52 PM

Well done , very nice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 01-28-2016 07:49 PM

I really like that – I make other types of wine racks and this comes at an opportune time, that is if you don’t mind a copy cat ( ME )

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 01-28-2016 07:58 PM

Very creative. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 01-29-2016 01:00 PM

Very nice, gives me some new ideas for my whiskey shelf.

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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#7 posted 01-29-2016 03:58 PM

nice looking rack

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#8 posted 01-29-2016 09:17 PM

Yes, this could be the way too. Looks pretty nice. I like the grey colour.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 05-08-2018 02:01 AM

What method did you use for doing the sliding dovetails. Did you do everything on a router table?

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