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Easy Industrial Chic Wine Rack for the Casual Oenophile

It’s the season to be jolly, fa la la la la, la la la la. Okay maybe not yet 😀 but it is time get my butt into gear and make a few gifts before the mad rush starts. And the first thing on my DIY gift list was this little industrial chic wine rack we made for really good friend of ours. She’s a “casual oenophile”. Which basically means she really appreciates her wines but they never seem to stay in her collection for very long. She’s a bit of a party animal and truly believes that a party without wine is just a meeting 😀 But casual oenophiles need wine racks too right?!!

A quick and easy industrial chic pipe wine rack

And this little wall-mounted, industrial chic wine rack must be one of the easiest things to make. You don’t need any fancy tools, just a screwdriver and a hand saw, plus some scrap wood, plumbing bits and flanges. In fact the most difficult thing about it was finding those darn flanges. We looked everywhere. Fortunately the hubby found this awesome online store. They were so helpful and they delivered everything the very next day. How’s that for service? Anyways enough of my babbling.

For each “wine holder” you need:

  • 4 of the following:
    • Flanges – 15mm (1/2″)
    • Galvinised Barrel Nipple Fittings – 15mm (1/2″)
    • Galvanised 90 Degree Elbows – 15mm (1/2″)
  • 2 x Galvanised Stand Pipes – 15mm x 200mm (1/2″ x 7 3/4″). You could use a longer pipe if you want the wine rack to hold more bottles. This one holds six bottles of wine.

Making the Wine Holders

Screw the nipple into the flange and then add the elbow to the nipple. OMW that just sounds so wrong 😀 Who comes up with these names anyway? I’m going to let the picture below do all the talking, before I get myself into trouble.

A quick and easy industrial chic pipe wine rack

Once all the bits have been connected they were sprayed a mat black to fit in with her Scandi decor style.

A quick and easy industrial chic pipe wine rack

To make the backing for the wine rack, I used tongue and groove. I couldn’t find one solid piece of wood that was wide enough. But that was probably a blessing in diguise, coz, I got to experiment with different painting techniques on each board.

A quick and easy industrial chic pipe wine rack

My favorite is probably painting over almost dry, but still tacky PVA glue. The more glue you use the bigger the cracks. It’s fascinating to watch it happen.

A quick and easy industrial chic pipe wine rack

Once everything had dried, I simply screwed the “wine holders” onto the backing board  Our wine bottles are all between 28 and 31 cm long. So the spacing between the pipes is about 25 cm or 9 6/8″.

A quick and easy industrial chic pipe wine rack

It’s as easy as that.

A quick and easy industrial chic pipe wine rack

I love this little sign that we added to the top of the wine rack. It’s so apt. You’re more than welcome to download the NoVinoPhobia sign here 😉

A quick and easy industrial chic pipe wine rack

A quick and easy industrial chic pipe wine rack

I just realized that this is the second wine rack we’ve made for a friend this year. This one was much easier than the tall, skinny wine rack though. What do you think? Is the industrial chic wine rack something you’d make?

A quick and easy industrial chic pipe wine rack

Pinny please

Do you also make gifts for friends or do you prefer buying them something?

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Made with love by a Crafty Mix

Categories:   DIY Tutorials, Home Decor Crafts


  • Posted: October 30, 2017 17:36


    This DIY turned out so well, Michelle. Your friend is one lucky gal!
    • Posted: October 31, 2017 04:11


      Thanks so much Jelica 🙂
  • Posted: October 29, 2017 19:25

    Laura Ingalls Gunn

    What a cute and clever project! I think I have most of the supplies. My wine drinking SIL will love it!
    • Posted: October 30, 2017 13:50


      😀 Thanks so much Laura
  • Posted: October 28, 2017 07:06


    I have a new phobia that I was unaware of. There is no way I ever run out of wine, especially British Columbia VQA wines. What a lovely personal gift.
    • Posted: October 29, 2017 07:52


      LOL Leanna, at least you can tackle this phobia head on 😀
  • Posted: October 27, 2017 20:54


    I love this idea. You are so very clever.
    • Posted: October 28, 2017 06:35


      Thank you 🙂
  • Posted: October 27, 2017 15:58

    jodie filogomo

    This turned out fabulous! XOXO Jodie
    • Posted: October 28, 2017 06:34


      Thanks so much Jodie 🙂
  • Posted: October 27, 2017 07:45

    Angela Ricardo Bethea

    Wow!! This is so impressive. That DIY wine rack looks so unique. I will definitely share this to my hubby. and tell him to make unique wine rack for me.
    • Posted: October 29, 2017 07:53


      Now that's the way to do it Angela 😀
  • Posted: October 25, 2017 16:52

    Katie Wallace

    This is such a great idea! I love this wine rack style and would totally put it in my home. Great gift idea too!
    • Posted: October 26, 2017 13:40


      Thanks Katie 😀
  • Posted: October 25, 2017 16:30


    Michelle,,the industrial Wine Rack looks so great! Great idea! Like it. Best wishes
    • Posted: October 31, 2017 04:44


      Thank you Uwe, I really appreciate that
  • Posted: October 25, 2017 15:43

    Keri Roberts

    Michelle, what a creative way to display/hold wine! I'm sure your friend is going to love it!
    • Posted: October 26, 2017 05:51


      Thanks so much my friend
  • Posted: October 25, 2017 15:21


    What a creative idea! I've never heard the term oenophile before, but I'm totally going to start dropping it into conversation now. :D Love the wine rack! You are on a roll with those.
    • Posted: October 25, 2017 15:49


      LOL Amy, it seems we have a whole bunch of "casual oenophiles" in our friendship circle 😀
  • Posted: October 25, 2017 13:59

    Nicole Flint

    This very creative and chic!! I would love to add something like this to my kitchen!
    • Posted: October 25, 2017 14:51


      It would look awesome in a kitchen
  • Posted: October 25, 2017 13:17


    I absolutely love this & need to make one or two for gifts & one for me!!
    • Posted: October 25, 2017 14:50


      LOL Michelle, I like the sound of that
  • Posted: October 25, 2017 08:03

    Liz Tumbridge

    Oh my goodness. How clever are you? I really love this, and love the way it could be customised however you like. Such a simple method with such a wonderful result!
    • Posted: October 25, 2017 12:33


      Thanks so much Liz 😀
  • Posted: October 25, 2017 02:25

    Shubhada Bhide

    This is such a great and amazing idea for a wine rack. I will definitely share this with my hubby. I am pretty sure that he will love this so much. It looks classy and very chic.
    • Posted: October 25, 2017 12:51


      Thanks so much Shubhada, I'm glad you like it and hopefully your hubby too
  • Posted: October 25, 2017 00:29

    Florence @ VintageSouthernPicks

    "Oenophile"? Now you're using big words on me Michelle...haven't heard that one before. Well, can't drink wine anymore...boo...but this is a fantastic looking rack Michelle! Wonder what else it could be used for? I found it interesting about PVA glue...is that the same as Mod Podge?
    • Posted: October 25, 2017 05:05


      LOL Florence. It's such a lovely word and way easier to spell than connoisseur, which I always have to look up before I get it right
  • Posted: October 24, 2017 14:36


    Hi Mix! I just love this and that quote is perfect! What a great idea for my wine loving friends. I'd love to try and make one too. You always have the most inspiring projects!
    • Posted: October 25, 2017 05:04


      Thanks so much Carolann and this one is so easy to make too.
  • Posted: October 24, 2017 13:48

    Pooja Kawatra

    We are a big fan of DIY projects from kids school craft to house stuff and this totally rocks. I would love to try this for Christmas get together.
    • Posted: October 25, 2017 08:46


      I'm glad you like it Pooja. Happy crafting
  • Posted: October 24, 2017 13:14

    Jas @All that's Jas

    Good grief, woman! I want to look inside your brain to see what part mine is missing. You make me want to quit cooking and start doing DIY projects. That rack is dope!
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 13:33


      Oh Jas you make me laugh 🤣 Don't you dare give up cooking and baking EVER. Everytime you share a recipe I need to put a rain coat over my laptop, coz drooling and electronics just don't work so well together
  • Posted: October 24, 2017 12:35


    I am a wine lover and I could totally see this as an awesome gift idea. I'd just need more space to hang it on the wall. Your friend will love you for life!!
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 13:35


      Thanks so much Mary, she's a very special lady. I love her spirit and sense of humor. One of those people who you want to keep in your life forever. Kinda like you
  • Posted: October 24, 2017 10:52

    Natalie Dickinson

    Ooh Michelle, you're so clever! It's made me realise I so should get on board with craft type presents this year as my family/friends would love it! I don't drink at home often, but I think my Mum would love this idea. She has a particular liking for the little signs too and has one wall covered in little messages etc.
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 13:27


      Isn't it so much fun making gifts for all the special people in our lives. I've always believed that the one thing you can't buy is someone's time so the time and love we put into crafting gifts is truly a gift from the heart
  • Posted: October 24, 2017 07:15


    I've just shown my other half the wine rack. What a brilliant idea?!... Why am I not this creative, I wonder (Lol)
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 13:29


      Thanks for that Tee and believe me you are creative. I love your writing style and honesty
  • Posted: October 24, 2017 06:52

    Sandra Lopes

    As a Wine Lover this is so me! This is fantastic, I'm going to pin this for later reference to make it asap.
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 09:08


      That's so cool, let me know how yours turns out
  • Posted: October 24, 2017 05:12


    This is great! It'd be perfect for my mom as she's a causal oenophile. 🤣 I love the #NoVinoPhobia sign too.
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 09:07


      Thanks so much, glad you liked it Samantha
  • Posted: October 24, 2017 04:36

    Zulema Nall

    Novinofobia is an excellent idea plus the wine rack is awesome!
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 05:11


      Don't you just love that word, thanks so much Zulema
  • Posted: October 24, 2017 02:46


    Okay, now this is totally cool. and unique. Having this in our home would be a conversation piece for sure.
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 05:11


      🙂 Thank you
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 22:26

    Linda at Mixed Kreations

    That wine rack looks fantastic, and love the sign. LOL. I'm not a drinker but I love this rack. It's got my mind running thinking what I can use it for other than wine.
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 05:10


      Thanks so much Linda 🙂 I love that sign too
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 21:33

    hanna - platforms and pacifiers

    This is a really cool take on a wine rack! I've never seen one like this at all and I can say I think that it would go perfectly in a man cave and in a Kitchen!
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 05:08


      Thanks so much Hanna
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 19:26

    Brigette Collins

    OMG! This is so cool and unique! I never would have thought to create a wine rack this way! Very creative.
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 05:07


      Awesome Bridgette, I'm glad you liked it. Thank you
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 18:01


    As a wine fan myself I can say this would be a really awesome gift to recieve! I bet your friend will love it if she's not already got it! I love your creative ideas, I've never seen anything quite like this before, such an original looking design! Awesome as always!
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 05:06


      Thank you Ithfifi and I'm happy to say she did like it, alot 🙂
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 17:07

    Jacinta Grand

    Love this industrial chic wine rack! I didn't realize you can get so many different white wash looks depending on how much glue you use on the wood. Great tip!
    • Posted: October 24, 2017 05:03


      Thanks so much Jacinta. Using glue to make the cracks is always so much fun and the end result always looks so natural
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 14:29


    You come up with the most amazing ideas
    • Posted: October 23, 2017 14:54


      Hey Freda 🙂 Your pallet coach is next my friend. AS soon as the IT freeze happens 🙂
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 14:21

    Tanvi Rastogi

    How do you even get these ideas? You blow my mind every week. While I am painfully aware I will never be able to recreate your gems I am always impressed by your results. This looks so unique and is so creative.
    • Posted: October 23, 2017 14:25


      Ahhhh Tanvi, you just made my day. Thank you so much
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 14:07

    Julia - Vintage with Laces

    That wine rack looks great and I love the sign. It's so funny! Michelle, your friend will be thrilled! Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot sound good to me for the cooler months but during summer I'm with Katrin and like to drink red wine mixed with Fanta or in the form of sangria with lots of ice. In South Africa you have some wonderful wines that I would certainly not mix with anything though.
    • Posted: October 23, 2017 14:29


      LOL Julia, I don't think I'd be able to tell the difference between a Caberbet or a Merlot. Now if it was beer I'd probably be able to tell you where it was brewed and what kind of notes it has 🙂 P.S I'm completely besotted with your Roy Al Flush - he's so perfect
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 13:21


    Hahaahah love dit mix !!!!!!!
    • Posted: October 23, 2017 13:24


      Is dit jy Maaitjie? Ek's bly jy't van jou wynrak gehou. Nou moet ons net al daai ander goeters vir jou bou 😉
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 13:14

    Cia Black

    This is very nique. I have friend who makes wine racks out of old pallets I'll have to pin this and show here, so that she can expanded on her little home business. This would be ideal for me since I usually only have a bottle of wine or hand. I guess I could even use this to house my cooking wine.
    • Posted: October 23, 2017 13:25


      I'd love to see your friends stuff. Does she have a FB page or something Cia?
  • Posted: October 23, 2017 12:17


    Such a cool piece I meant ;) and no I didn´t have any wine yet... ;)
    • Posted: October 23, 2017 13:27


      LOL I didn't even see that 🙂