DIY Water Bottle Storage Rack

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I built a water bottle storage rack for about $10 using pine wood boards.  This is a super easy DIY Project that will help you organize your water bottles.  It can fit into a cabinet shelf or on a countertop.  You can customize the size for a perfect fit.  You can stack taller for more water bottle storage too.

This is my free tutorial to show you how to build it too - with video, step by step diagrams, shopping list and cut list, from

I was looking for a water bottle storage solution to make managing my water bottles less frusturating.  With all the different sizes and shapes of water bottles, it's hard to find the perfect solution.  

Why I Love this DIY Water Bottle Storage Rack

So I decided to build my own water bottle storage rack.  Here's why this is an amazing way to store water bottles:

  • No need for a drawer or door - can set out on a countertop or inside a cabinet shelf
  • Budget friendly - my two layer stackable water bottle rack cost under $10 in lumber
  • Custom width - you can build to fit the exact width of your cabinet or space
  • Quick and Easy - you won't believe how fast and easy this water bottle rack was to make
  • Fits Different Sizes - You can fit most water bottles in this rack, even different sizes together.  Save the extra wide water bottles for the top shelf.
  • Solid Wood - Paint or stain any color to match your kitchen or add a wood texture to your space

More Water Bottle Storage Ideas

This is the perfect solution for a countertop or shelf.  But if you are looking for water bottle storage in drawer or hanging, make sure you watch this video, that narrows down the Top 3 Best Ways to store water bottles.


How to Build this Water Bottle Storage Rack

Building this water bottle storage rack is super quick and easy. Here's my step by step tutorial to show you how:


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DIY Water Bottle Storage Rack

water bottle storage rack
Dimensions for water bottle storage rack - holds about 1 water bottle per linear inches


Shopping List
  • 1x6 boards, 16" per water bottle storage rack
  • 1x2 boards - you'll need three times the desired width of each rack
  • 1-5/8" trim screws (6 per rack) or 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue 
  • 120 grits sand paper or sanding block
  • mounting tape or similar if stacking
  • Paint or stain if desired
Cut List

Cut list is per 1 water bottle storage rack-

  • 2 - 1x6 @ 8" long
  • 3 - 1x2 @ Desired length of water bottle rack MINUS 1-1/2"
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Circular Saw


Step 1

Determine how long your water bottle organizer will be.  Cut 1x2s to this length MINUS 1-1/2"

Per each water bottle rack, cut two 1x6 @ 8" long.

How to cut?  The easiest way is with a chop saw or miter saw.  You can also use a circular saw or jigsaw.

Sand the cut edges if rough with 120 grit sanding block.

Step 2

Build the water bottle storage rack by screwing or nailing the 1x6 pieces to the 1x2 pieces.

If screwing - one screw per joint is fine.

If nailing, use glue and two nails per joint.  Use an 18 gauge brad nailer.

The outer 1x2 pieces are vertical, the center 1x2 piece is flat.

Step 3

If stacking, use mounting tape to hold multiple water bottle storage racks together.