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Wine Shelves

Store a collection of wine by building simple wooden shelves that fit within a built-in shelving unit. Click for step-by-step instructions.

Materials and Tools:

1x2 and 1x8 lumber
quarter round trim
wood glue
nail gun
miter saw
wood filler
220-grit sandpaper
paint or stain
rags or tack cloth


1. Use wood glue and nails to attach a series of quarter round pieces to create half-round sections (to prevent the bottles from rolling) along a piece of 1x8 lumber cut to the desired shelf width.

2. Use a jigsaw to cut corresponding curves out of a 1x2 cut to the same width to make a facing the bottle necks will rest on. Secure the piece to the front of the shelf using wood glue and nails.

3. Fill the holes with wood filler and sand the entire shelf until smooth. Remove the dust with a damp rag or tack cloth. Paint or stain the piece as desired and let dry.

4. Use the existing brackets to hold the shelf/shelves in place.

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