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…

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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

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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!