Dimensions for Standard Column Wine Racks
You can check out the outside wine rack dimensions of all the wine racks below to see what fits inside your wine cellar or room.
These wine racks are based on using 1-1/2" x 3/4" wood strips for the joiners, and 3/4" x 3/4" strips for the bottle rests.
Make the joiners the exact width of the rack you'd like to build.
Example: For a 3-column wide rack, the joiners are all made at 13-1/2". For optimum strength, dado or cut notches at each upright intersection. See my wine rack plans for doing this properly.
A nice length to make the bottle rest strips (which determine the depth of the rack), is 11". That depends though, on how deep you'd like your wine bottles to lay inside the rack. Consider whether you'll be using:
- bottle tags
- or the ease of access in placing and retrieving bottles
- and the look and feel of the racks (do you want your eye to focus more on the rack, or the bottles and their colorful closures?)
Column wine racks will hold a ton of tasty wine in them, so plan ahead to figure out which wines you want where in your cellar.
Wine rack dimensions
W= width, H= height
1-column wide (18-bottle) - 5"W x 80-1/4"H
2-column wide (36-bottle) - 9-1/4"W x 80-1/4"H
3-column wide (54-bottle) - 13-1/2"W x 80-1/4"H
4-column wide (72-bottle) - 17-3/4"W x 80-1/4"H
5-column wide (90-bottle) - 22"W x 80-1/4"H
6-column wide (108-bottle) - 26-1/4"W x 80-1/4"H
7-column wide (126-bottle) - 30-1/2"W x 80-1/4"H
8-column wide (144-bottle) - 34-3/4"W x 80-1/4"H
9-column wide (162-bottle) - 39"W x 80-1/4"H
10-column wide (180-bottle) - 43-1/4"W x 80-1/4"H
Diamond Cubes and Bin Racks
Wine cubes/bins come in lots of configurations. They're handy for reducing "eye fatigue" by breaking up the continuity of a full wall of column racks. They will also accept:
- out of spec bottles
- specialty bottles
- larger bottles like turley's and magnums
- cases, wooden crates or boxes
The depth is up to you and what bottles/cases you'll be storing in them. Again, 11" works here but give some thought to maybe making it deeper so that they really stand out...
A good general size for these wine diamond bins and cubes is (72+ bottles) 36-1/2"W x 40-1/8"H. These are stackable to match the height of the column racks above.
Just a few of the styles that you can build!
For optimum strength, "let-in" the shelves into their perimeter supports and each other by cutting notches and grooves where necessary. Shelf dividers should be beveled where they intersect 90° corners as well.
Tip: Use wood glue and pre-drill/screw together for maximum strength... wine racks are super heavy!