Bulk Storage Wine Racks for Home Made Wine

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Project by velo_tom posted 04-12-2010 01:39 PM 36061 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wine racks made with plywood and biscuit joints. Currently with 5”wheels and top wine racks centered on bottom fermenting equipment storage. Racks have to be moved to another room when this room gets gutted and rebuilt into future shop.

When in final location wheels will come off and rack will slide to back for a one foot shelf in front of rack. Currently there are two racks that store about 300 bottles. We will likely eventually add a third rack so we can store more wine to age it longer. My wife helped quite a bit with this project, as well as with making the wine.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#1 posted 04-12-2010 09:07 PM

Sweet! now I need a barstool and I will be all set for awhile! hahaha!
nice work!!!!!

-- dumpster diver delux

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#2 posted 04-12-2010 10:30 PM

You put me to shame. My homemade wines are all in a big jumble in the garage. A lot are unlabeled, so when I open a bottle it can be a bit of a surprise.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#3 posted 04-13-2010 01:24 AM

very nice work, i wish i could taste some.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#4 posted 04-13-2010 04:43 AM

Great job Tom. I make wine too, out of kits and a little bit of fruit wine. Wish I had thought of a system like you have though for storing. I spent alot of time building individual racks. I like the square box idea alot better.

-- Dale in Bellevue, NE

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#5 posted 04-13-2010 01:21 PM

The racks were pretty simple to build. Working in our spare time we got both of them built in approx one month. It’s all made out of 3/4” plywood with a 1/4” plywood back. biscuit joints locate the pieces and pocket screws clamped it together so glue ups would not keep us from continuing to work. They’re certainly not fine furniture but they are fulfilling their job real well. Unfortunately I’ve been working on some other stuff lately so there are now a few empty squares that need refilled. We plan to go on a pre summer wine and beer making spree here shortly.

The wine I make is out of the kits too. One kit makes 30 bottles. Actually we usually get 31 or 32 bottles per kit. We get the extra because I like to fill the final fermentation/aging container up to it’s thin neck to cut down on air exposure. In order to not water it down we use a similar variety of wine to top it off. A new batch even with slight over flow just fits into two of the squares.

We got accustomed to drinking good wine at a reasonable price when we lived in France. After moving back to the U.S. we found we could not afford good wine as a drink with meals anymore. The kits certainly saved the day. We can make good wine at around three dollars a bottle, and that’s when buying the more expensive kits.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#6 posted 04-13-2010 01:27 PM

I’m waiting for an invitation. :)

-- Erika, Hastings, ON, Canada

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#7 posted 04-16-2010 02:19 AM

oh boy looks great man! my grandpa makes homeade wine too, i helped him with a vat or two and its a pretty complacated process, alot of margine for air, i do admire the people who can do that stuff and have it turn out so well.

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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#8 posted 04-22-2010 01:08 AM

looks great


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#9 posted 05-30-2010 04:02 AM

Would love to taste!
I am getting ready to build a unit similar for a client. How big are cubbies? 16”x 16”?

-- Randon Riegsecker,

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#10 posted 05-30-2010 06:18 AM

Wow that holds tons of wine . a rally good job .


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#11 posted 05-30-2010 02:08 PM

rando1, Sorry I didn’t answere sooner, just saw your question this morning. The dimensions are 14” wide, 12 1/4” tall, & 11 3/4” deep, all interior measurements. The squares hold more that a standard 12 bottle case, since we make our own wine we wanted larger capacity. Our squares hold 16 bottles each. The way we got the dimensions was by holding a larger box at a tilted angle and stacking in 16 bottles of our largest diameter wine bottles then measured the space needed.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#12 posted 01-21-2011 10:10 AM

Beautiful! Exactly what we were looking for! We absolutely LOVE the organization, the wood, and the wine.

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#13 posted 01-22-2011 12:55 PM

Glad you like it. It serves the purpose pretty good for bulk storage. I try to keep at least a couple hundred bottles on hand even though we go through about a bottle a day on average. We like to have a glass with meals and sometimes as desert too.

-- There's no such thing as mistakes, just design changes.

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#14 posted 04-12-2011 01:16 AM

how or where can I get the specs for this, this is my 1st post so if i am out of line please let me know. I also make wine for personal consumption and for friends

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#15 posted 04-12-2011 01:33 AM


How COOL !

And you have an amazing ability to look different from one picture to the next.

Very good looking, in either case, but … the difference is uncanny ;-)

A Sante, and … cheers to life on two wheels :-)

-- -- Neil

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