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Turn Hardware Pipes into a Modern Wine Rack

No one will guess that this sleek, modern wine rack is made of PVC pipe from a hardware store. The design is completely flexible, so you can create one to fit inside any shelf or cabinet and paint it to suit your own decor.

Materials

  • Hacksaw
  • 4-inch PVC pipe
  • Sandpaper
  • Acetone
  • Indoor/outdoor all-purpose spray primer
  • Spray paint
  • Industrial-strength self-adhesive Velcro strips

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Using a hacksaw, cut lengths of pipe to fit the depth of your cabinet or shelf or have it done at the hardware store.

  2. Step 2

    Sand the cut edges smooth. Wipe the outside of the pipe with acetone to remove any oils, which would prevent the paint from adhering.

  3. Step 3

    Spray pipes with primer; when dry, spray them with paint.

  4. Step 4

    Once dry, join pipes to one another and to the base of your cabinet or shelf using Velcro strips.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, February 2011

Reviews (7)

  • pogue 8 Jul, 2012

    I wish people would do a little unbiased research before posting information that warns others. There are PVC formulations that may or release fumes into the air, like vinyl flooring, but PVC pipe is probably not one of them. PVC pipe's most common use is in plumbing -- it's probably already in your bathroom or under your kitchen sink. If you are environmentally concerned, don't use it as it's not recyclable. But a DIY wine rack poisoning your air or your food is probably not a big concern.

  • pogue 8 Jul, 2012

    I wish people would do a little unbiased research before posting information that warns others. There are PVC formulations that may or release fumes into the air, like vinyl flooring, but PVC pipe is probably not one of them. PVC pipe's most common use is in plumbing -- it's probably already in your bathroom or under your kitchen sink. If you are environmentally concerned, don't use it as it's not recyclable. But a DIY wine rack poisoning your air or your food is probably not a big concern.

  • scrapyj 8 Jul, 2012

    I love all Martha's craft ideas, this is neat, going to try it.
    Thanks.

  • Normi 4 Feb, 2012

    Martha I am a devoted follower of your great ideas. Tehy are great, and this on for wine storage that is used every day with delecious dinners are great, do not need a fridge to keep the wine now so this idea is great. Thank you Martha.
    NJ

  • britania70 6 Mar, 2011

    The PVC Pipe is brillant but hard to seek....

  • uniquecrafter 5 Mar, 2011

    Thank you so much for giving us the facts on PVC. I will NEVER use it. I will cover the tubes you suggested with contact paper in white. Let us all do our part in sustainability for our planet. :) Roses are Red

  • Architekt 4 Mar, 2011

    I suggest using another type of tube. PVC shouldn't be used indoors, especially not near food - it contains toxic metals including lead and cadmium. It continuously leaches toxic substances that build up on surfaces and in indoor air.
    Painting the tubes may help encapsulate dangerous metals - but purchasing PVC products is still irresponsible -by-products of its production are also toxic and build up in the water and food supply. PVC is also not recyclable.
    Paint some cardboard tubes instead!