Wood Wine Holder - Stacks, Stores and Serves

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This little wood wine holder stacks, stores, and you can use the top to serve!  It works as a gift box too for the wine lover.  Quick and easy DIY project that you can build with off the shelf pine boards and nail together.  Step by step plans from Ana-White.com

Here's a quick, easy handmade gift for under $10! 

Are you searching for the perfect hostess gift?  What if a wine caddy could be useful for more than just transporting the wine?

Using up scrap wood, I built this wood wine holder that does it all!  It stacks, it stores, it even serves!  We love it as a easy wood gift project.

wood wine holder

Wood Wine Holder Features

  • Works as a wine crate for easy transporting
  • Great handmade gift for the wine lover
  • Flips over to become a wine rack with useable space on top
  • Can be stacked to add more wine storage


How to Build the Wood Wine Holder - Video Tutorial

This project is so quick and easy to build!  We go through all the steps in the project plan video here-


No Jigsawing Version (Even Quicker and Easier!)

If cutting the curves out with a jigsaw intimidates you, don't worry!  You can skip it all together and just use 1x2s instead of the 1x3s.

wood wine holder stackable

It also still stacks just like the 1x3 version (see unfinished in photos)

wood wine holder stacked up

I do prefer the 1x3 version with the wine cutouts because it looks more custom and the wine is more secure in the project, but for a quick gift, the 1x2 version is just fine.  


Wood Wine Holder Plans

The plans for the wood wine holder plans follow.  

wood wine holder dimensions
Suitable for wine bottles less than 3-1/2" diameter - Wood wine holder dimensions shown in diagram


Shopping List
  • 25 inches (a little more than 2 feet) of 1x8 board (can be in smaller pieces if using up scrap wood)
  • 50 inches (a little more than 4 feet) of 1x3 board (also can be smaller piece if using up scrap wood)*
  • 1 - 1/4" brad nails
  • wood glue
  • scroll blade for jigsaw recommended

*Can substitute for 1x2s and not cut out the arches for the wine bottles

Cut List
  • 2 - 1x8 @ 5"
  • 1 - 1x8 @ 15"
  • 2 - 1x3 @ 13-1/2"
  • 4 - 1x3 @ 5-3/4"


Cutting Instructions

Cut boards with a compound miter saw (preferred) or a circular saw.  

Tape Measure
Speed Square
Safety Glasses
Hearing Protection
Miter Saw
Brad Nailer
Power Sander
General Instructions

NOTE: This wood wine holder should not be moved when in the stacking mode (open bottom) as there is a possibility the wine could fall out the bottom of the wine holder.  If you wish to transport this way, make sure you add a bottom on to the wine holder.

For permanent stacking or stacking more than two high, we recommend screwing or nailing the wine holders together for added security.


Step 1

Attach the 1x3 (or 1x2 if using) boards together with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue.  

Step 2

Mark the front 1x3 with a pencil.  Use a round object to trace out the curves.

Clamp the lower 1x3 to a sturdy surface.

Cut out with a jigsaw.

Sand rough edges smooth.

NOTE: If using 1x2s skip this step.

Step 3

Attach the sides to the top with 1-1/4" brad nails and wood glue.

Make sure this part sets level on a level surface.

Step 4

Fit the wine storage into the outer frame and make sure the project sits level on a level surface.

Attach with glue and 1-1/4" brad nails.

You can add handles at this step.

Finishing Instructions
Finish Used
I sanded my wine holders and applied one coat of Varathane Golden Oak.
For the top to serve food off of, also add a coat of varnish.
If you are planning on cutting on the top, do not stain - just use butcher block or other food grade oil to seal.



Tue, 12/10/2019 - 07:26

Ana what do you recommend if I don’t have a brad nailed?  I plan to treat the wood with butcher block oil (no stain or paint).

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