Wine Storage Racks for Your Cellar
This is the fun part, and time for you to get creative. The wine cellar will be YOUR personal space after all. There are many ways to achieve a really nice look and feel with the right stylish wine racks.
If you check out this gallery of wine storage racks it should give you some awesome ideas. It doesn't matter if your wine room is small or large. Wine racks can be made into a stunning display to showcase your wine, a nook to relax with your favorite luscious sipper, or a simple grab and go from a wine closet.
Once you have a rough idea and sketch of what racks you want where, try this free 3D design service. That way you can see what the racks look like as if you're standing right in front of them! They have a sample there as well so you'll understand what their 3D design gives you. It's really cool.
Even if you're not quite ready to purchase, just having a set of wine rack plans gives you something to work towards. And you can show them to the love of your life when they're warmed up with a glass or two!
What Does "Modular Racks" Mean?
Let's say you'd like to have some:
- wine cubes or diamonds
- wine case shelves
- a couple of corner racks
- a large bottle rack for magnum and champagne bottles
- and a few traditional racks etc
Now if all of these wine storage racks are standardized to join together nicely- that's MODULAR! You can change them around and add other units, yet all of the components will still fit properly. A good example that works in the same way, is kitchen cabinetry.
It's nice to know that you can get started right away by buying a single wine rack... and sometime down the road, you can add more wine racks beside or above it - and they'll fit perfectly.
What Is a "Wine Rack Kit"?
"Kit" just means that everything is included.
If you bought a curved corner rack kit for example, it would come with everything you need to put it together. Same as if you bought a standard cellar kit, or waterfall display kit etc.
And because they were designed to be modular, all of the kits will nest beside or on top of each other for a perfect fit!
How Easy Are the Racks to Put Together?
At WineRacksAmerica, modular racks and kits are made easy to assemble so that anyone can do it.
All you need is a screwdriver and some wood glue.
To make the job go much quicker and smoother though, I suggest using a:
Instructions are always included, but if they get wet or the dog chews them, you can visit their website where they have an assembly guide pdf, for each model of rack they sell. There is also a phone number of a wine storage expert to answer any questions about the assembly you might have as well.
Looking to Build Your Own Wine Cellar Racks?
Jump right in!
I have a detailed page on wine rack dimensions that lays things out for:
- cellar racks
- wine diamonds and cubes
- and even wine bottle dimensions and sizing etc
Also take a peek at these wine rack plans, or even my wood wine rack plans page. I make it super-simple to follow along and build a bunch of different wine racks. You choose the right plan for your space and wine...
Then go ahead and put it together, sit back and enjoy a glass!
How to Determine the Proper Sizes of Racking You'll Need
The size of your wine storage racks are determined by:
- the size of your cellar
- how many bottles you want to store
- the type of bottles
- the style of wine racks or cubes etc
If you have the floor space, you can double your bottle capacity with the double-deep design. Restaurants and retail stores will appreciate the extra wine storage, but it's also great for collectors, or extra thirsty wine junkies. ;)
Standard racking will accept all bottle sizes including:
- split (375ml)
- boutique (750ml)
- small champagne
- large pinot
Magnum racking will accept:
- large champagne
- magnum (1.5l)
Check out my page on wine rack dimensions for exact details on bottle sizes and how that affects your wine rack.
- Measure along each wall where you want the racks to go
- Choose what style of wine rack you want at WineRacksAmerica, keeping in mind the bottle size
- View that model of rack and click "view details" to get the total width
- Add up all of the widths of the racks you want along the wall, to get the final length of racking
- Or, after you choose some rack styles - get a free 3D wine cellar design and let them do the math ;)
How Many Bottles You Can Store Per Foot
- 9 bottles per cubic foot is a conservative amount that works well for standard wine rack dimensions and bottle sizes.
- a diamond bin that's 13" x 13" will hold one complete case, 12-bottles.
Note: The 9 bottles/cu.ft. dimension above is made with the assumption that you are storing wine bottles on their side. Which you should be, if your wine bottles have natural or agglomerated corks. Only stand wine bottles upright if they have other closures like screw-caps.