Submitted by Bredimi on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 15:35

I loved the Holman Entertaining Shleves from Pottery Barn, however, I didn't like the price. Taking the $10 ledge plans and modifying them, I set out to make my own. I used a 1 x 10 (bottom), 1 x 6 (back) and a 1 x 3 (front). They are 23 7/8 inches long to get the 3 shelves out of 6 foot boards. To get the holes to hold the top of the bottle, I used a 1 and 1/4 inch forstner bit. Since I had gift cards left from Christmas I splurged on the wood and bought the select pine.

Estimated Cost
I had gift cards, but my out of pocket expenses for the 3 shelves was $22.89
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Select Pine
Finish Used
I painted them Valspar Lincoln Cottage Black
Recommended Skill Level


George M (not verified)

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 11:41

I love wine, it's my favorite beaverage for dates and romantic events, of course I prefer beer for social and sporting events. I never thought about building my own wine rack until I read an article on about the perfect wine cellar, that got me thinking I could start my own collection so I started looking for ways to build my own wine tacks. Thanks for the tips, I'll come back with pictures of how it turned out!


Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:55

I love your adaptation of the original design. I have been looking for an example of someone who made this plan into a wider shelf. Has it held up well? I was worried about the stress on the joints when you make it deeper. Has yours handled the weight of the bottles?