Wine Rack – DIY

Hey guys!

Recently, our friends at Ryobi Tools challenged us to come up with a cheap and easy wine rack to be featured on Ryobi Nation.  We love a good challenge like this!  So… Here is how our ‘Shanty’ Wine Rack turned out…

Shanty 2 Chic Wine Rack 4

Today we will be showing you all how to make this simple rustic chic wine rack for under $15.  Can’t beat that!

Here are the supplies you will need for this project…

1 – 2×6 cut at 38″

5 – 2×4 cut at 10″

10 – 5/16 x 4 1/2″ hex bolts (we found ours on the hardware aisle for $.38 a piece)

10 – 2 1/2″ wood screws

wood glue

finishing supplies

Now let’s get started!

We used our Ryobi 10″ compound miter saw to make all the cuts.  This saw makes it simple and quick!  We had them done in no time!

Ryobi Compound Miter Saw

Before attaching all of our pieces, we like to sand all of our corners and edges down a bit.  We love the look it gives the finished piece!  Ryobi’s 18V ONE+ Corner Cat Finish Sander is one of our very favorite tools.  It isn’t bulky or heavy at all, and the power this tool gives is awesome!  LOVE.  We use it all the time and it’s perfect for this job.

Ryobi Corner Cat Sander

This is what the edges look like after we finished sanding.

sanded edge of wood

We started by marking our 2×6 board.  We lined up our 2×4 piece every 6″ and marked lines on the bottom and top of the 2×4.  We did this to both sides of the 2×6 board.

mark line on wood

Before attaching our 2×4’s to our 2×6, we put 2 holes in the top and front of each 10″ piece.  You want them really close to the front.  Ours are about 1/4″ from the edge.

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We used our Ryobi 18V Lithium-Ion Drills for this part!  This is hands down our favorite drill we have ever used!  It has so many cool features that set it apart from others, and it’s lightweight.

Next, we added a line of Gorilla wood glue onto our 2×4 pieces and clamped them to the 2×6 where we made our marks. Easy!


We used our drill to pre-drill 2 small holes where each 2×4 piece would sit.

Ryobi Drill

Now we used our drill to insert our wood screws through those holes.  This is what the back of the 2×6 looks like where each 2×4 sits.

Wood Screws

After we had all of our boards attached, we gave the whole piece a coat of our favorite…


Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Dark Walnut (You can find it at Lowe’s!)

.  After it dried we went back over the edges and corners again with our Ryobi Corner Cat to give it a worn finish.  Love it!

We decided to ‘shanty’ it up a bit by adding a small label on the front of each board using Rust-Oleum chalkboard spray paint.  We just taped the area off with blue tape and spray painted the Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint on.  Totally optional!

Our final step was adding our hex screws.  Just insert 1 into each of the holes and you are set!

Make sure to use anchors on the wall if you can’t attach yours to a stud.

Here is ours all finished up!

Shanty 2 Chic Wine Rack 5

Shanty 2 Chic Wine Rack 3

Shanty 2 Chic Wine Rack 1

Shanty 2 Chic Wine Rack 2

Shanty 2 Chic Wine Rack 4

Hope you love it!  Ash and I had so much fun working on this one together!

Make sure to check out Ryobi Nation!  It is one of our FAV sites!  You get to share your own projects every month and vote on others.  They do AMAZING tool giveaways for the winners… What is not to love about a site like that??

Ryobi Nation

Thanks so much for stopping by!  We hope you guys have an awesome weekend!  Make sure to share your Shanty inspired creations with us over on our Facebook page!  We love seeing and sharing them!

  • Alexandra Marie

    Would the Kreg tool work for this as well?

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  • Jeff Going

    Nice easy project. I did it all with one 2x6x8′. I ripped the 10″ pieces to 4″ to accommodate wider bottles.

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  • Jill Marr Griffin

    Snow day #2 project! Thanks girls for all these great projects!

  • Ryan Chapman

    Just finished mine today. I had the same issue as some other people in that when I put the bolts in 1/4 inch from the corner with 5/16 bolts, its too tight. So I ended up getting some large nails (5 inch ones) that are probably closer to 1/4 inch and using those instead. It actually works pretty well because the nails move in the hole I created a little, but are deep enough they will never come out, so the move forward for larger bottles.

  • mybabiesmom

    I just made my wine rack and am hanging it using a french cleat.

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    One of my favorite things that we’ve made from you! Thanks for the cute plans!!

  • Amanda

    Can’t wait to make this this weekend! What grit sandpaper do you use when you are roughing up your boards before staining? Thanks!!

  • Dorin

    Verry nice. I will make one and i post one photo. Good Job!

  • May Primdal

    This is sooo cute i want to make the same :D thank you for inspiration!

  • Linda Crandall

    I made two of these this afternoon with scrap wood left in my bin! I gave one away for a house warming gift and hung the other in my dining area. I love them. Thank you for sharing!

  • Alyssa

    Hi! We just did this project and it turned out great!! Except for one this, the wine bottles don’t fit! All but one bottle we purtchased are too wide and don’t fit behind the screws. We did tall nails instead of hex screws, but they are still inserted as close to the edge as possible. We could take the 2x4s off but I’m worried that with the wood glue it will mess up the 2×6. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix it? Thanks so much!!!

    • Collin Baker

      Ditto issue. I preemptively put them closer to the edge than mentioned which means all standard bottles now fit. If I were doing it again I would definitely go with different bolts. To fix it you may have to try wood putty and redrilling smaller holes for smaller bolts. Or you could try to go fancy and get some type of artisan bolt/do-hicky that bows outward slightly so it would accommodate the fact that the bottles are round at their largest point.

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  • Mark Waschek

    This is a great project! I can’t tell from the pictures. How did you hang the wine rack? Is there a hanger on the back, or did you screw through the 2×6 into a stud?

  • Melissa Kemp Smith

    Hi. I just discovered your blog and I am so impressed and inspired. Such beautiful things you create! I really want to try to make this wine rack as my first woodworking project. But, can you tell m how you attachd it to the wall? Did you just drill directly through the 2×6 into the stud? What size of screw would you use to attach it to a stud? Thank you so much! -Melissa

  • Tonya Lynn

    OMGOMG! My dad just got some saws today. He’ll be happy to cut some wood for me. Then I’ll make my boyfriend do the rest. He would be happy to, i’m sure. ;) :P

  • Jessica@fourgenerationsoneroof

    This is a great idea and really cute! Nicely done :)

  • Beckie @Infarrantly Creative

    Brilliant idea! I love those labels – cool! Thanks for sharing this project!

  • Mindi Carwin

    This is really a fabulous project I love how you used the hex screws! I don’t drink wine, but I am sure I could use this cool design for something else…Great job ladies!

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  • Roxanne Reinhart

    You did a great job. It looks so good on your wall with the crate and baskets below