With its easy construction and convenient storage, this wine rack will be the toast of your household. Repurposed galvanized pipe hangers work in pairs to hold bottles of your favorite vintages with flair.
Step 1: For each bottle, you’ll need two galvanized pipe hangers—one small and one large. Replace the long screw in each hanger with a shorter machine screw and a nut.
Step 2: Cut the hangers to length. Measure how far you want each ring to project from the front of the rack, then allow a few inches for the straight end to wrap around the back panel.
Step 3: Cut the center panel from a 1″x8″ board and cut two side panels from a 1″x2″ board, then paint. Mark holes for each pair of hangers on the sides of the center panel. Drill pilot holes.
Step 4: Attach the hangers to the sides of the center panel with 1″ wood screws. Use pliers to bend the ends of the hangers onto the back. Secure ends with ½” wood screws.
Step 5: Cut two 1″x2″ braces to join the backs of the center panel and side panels, one near the top and one near the bottom. Using the front of the center panel as a guide, screw the braces to the side panels.
Step 6: Turn the center panel over and screw the middle parts of the braces to the back of the center panel. It helps to stand the rack on end. Use a Hangman system to attach the finished rack to the wall.
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