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?!!
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, galvanized pipes, fitting 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, before I share the tutorial, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram. And don’t forget to subscribe so you’ll never miss a post!
What You Need
For this industrial chic wine rack, you’ll need some galvanized pipes and fittings to make rails. You need two rails, top and bottom to hold the wine bottles and for each rail, you’ll need the following:
- Flanges – 15mm (1/2″) x 2
- Galvinised Barrel Nipple Fittings – 15mm (1/2″) x 2
- Galvanised 90 Degree Elbows – 15mm (1/2″) x 2
- Galvanised Stand Pipe – 15mm x 200mm (1/2″ x 7 3/4″) x 1
You could use a longer pipe if you want the wine rack to hold more bottles. This one holds four bottles of wine; two bottles per rail combination. You can also screw the pipes and fittings directly into the wall if you prefer. Here’s one we made for a serious wine collector that’s been attached to the wall and holds three bottles per rail combination 😀
For my not-so-serious friend, I used tongue and groove boards to make a backing board so she can hang it where ever she likes. I added a cute sign that you can download here, and just for love, I’ve included some fun printables for you too. You can pick which one works for you 😉
To download the fun “beer thirty and wine o’clock” signs, just right-click on the picture and it will download a zip file containing four different versions of each sign. Right, enough of my yapping. Let me show you how to make that industrial chic wine rack.
Making the Pipe 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 pictures below do all the talking before I get myself into trouble.
Once all the bits have been connected, they were sprayed a mat black to fit in with her Scandi decor style.
The Wine Rack Backing Board
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 disguise, coz, I got to experiment with different painting techniques on each board.
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.
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″.
It’s as easy as that.
I love this little sign we added to the top of the wine rack. It’s so apt. You’re more than welcome to download the NoVinoPhobia sign here 😉
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?
Do you also make gifts for friends, or do you prefer to buy them something?
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And as always, wishing you a wonderful, crafty week filled with lots of love. Thank you for popping in for a visit.