Compact Wine Rack

With two boards, you can turn a shelf into a wine rack.

Compact Wine Rack

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2002


  • Two 1-by-12-inch boards

  • Pencil

  • Speed square

  • Paint


  1. Use a space that is square, deep enough to hold bottles on their sides, and at least 14 inches tall and wide.

  2. Measure depth and diagonal distance between corners; cut two 1-by-12-inch boards to those dimensions, and sand to fit, if necessary.

  3. Notch middle of each piece at 90 degrees: Use a pencil and speed square to mark wood, and a jigsaw to make a 3/4-inch-wide notch that stops at the center.

  4. Bisect pieces at notched points to make a three-dimensional X. Paint to match shelves.


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