Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Cellar Wine Rack and X Cube Shelves

02.05.14 By //
You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cellar Winerack via @thedesconf

It’s the simple projects that really excite me. Somehow I always get myself into long drawn out projects, that go on for days and days, but the simple ones that can be multiplied into an amazing dramatic affect… those are the ones that get me going in the morning! This cellar wine rack could easily double as awesome shelving for just about anything so don’t be fooled by the name of this bad boy. Imagine a whole wall (or half of a wall) lined with these gorgeous X’s. Wouldn’t that be amazing? Yahoo! Xx… Rayan

Pssst… I hope to be back later this afternoon with one of many exciting projects that I have actually finished recently (well, in the last 3 months so…. pretty recent). One of which has taken me down the rabbit hole of video editing (which I am apparently terrible at) and has sucked me in for several days. Hoping to see the daylight again this afternoon… wish me luck!

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You Can Build This! Easy DIY Plans from The Design Confidential Free DIY Furniture Plans // How to Build A Cellar Winerack via @thedesconf
  • 1 half sheet of ½” plywood
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 9” x 19” – Box Frame
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 9” x 20” – Box Frame
  • 2 – ½” plywood at 9” x 26-3/8” – X

Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.

Edge banding will be applied to the exposed edges of the plywood prior to assembly.

Cut the pieces for the box frame. Assemble the box frame as shown using glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.

Cut the pieces for the X and cut the notches using a jigsaw. Slide the pieces together to form the X insert.

Insert the X into the box frame. It should fit snugly. Secure the X with a few 1-1/4” brad nails.

Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School

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3 comments on “Free DIY Furniture Plans: How to Build a Cellar Wine Rack and X Cube Shelves”

  1. Really like the design and am looking to build shelving in my wine cellar and I agree a whole wall of these would be really cool, not to mention hold a fair amount of wine. Any idea how much of a load these could support? Is it reasonable to assume they would hold up stacked three high and full of wine bottles?

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