How to build a wine bar

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This project came to us from Erik in Cary, IL. Erik enjoys the sense of accomplishment of completing quick fixes around the home. This wine bar was his first restoration project and we think he did an amazing job!

You need
  • Dremel MM14 Hook and Loop Pad
  • Drill Driver and Wood Screws
  • Primer & Paint Brushes
  • Acrylic white paint
  • Finishing Nails
  • 1 1" x 3" plank
  • 1" 1/4 Round Molding Strip
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Step By Step Instructions

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Step 1

Remove drawers, doors, hardware and existing paint

After removing drawers, doors and hardware, Erik sanded all surfaces to be refinished. He removed existing paint or varnish using the Multi-Max MM40 with 70W Sand Paper for larger surface areas. He used the Dremel 4000 with the EZ407 Drum and 408 Sanding Band for more detailed areas.

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Step 2

Cut pieces to construct the wine rack at a length equal to one bottle

Erik used the Saw-Max to cut pieces to construct the wine rack. He cut sections of 1" by 3" and 1" quarter rounds to fit the cabinet space. The 1" by 3" pieces served as the supports and the quarter round are the cross beams that hold the wine bottles. He screwed the 1" by 3" supports in the front and back of the cabinet using wood screws and a drill driver. He used trim nails to align the quarter rounds to fit the space, making sure the area between the cross beams were spaced to support a single wine bottle.

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Step 3

Use a heavy primer to paint all visible areas of the wine bar

Erik used a heavy primer to paint the area of the wine bar within sight.

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Step 4

Sand and smoothen any rough areas where primer was applied

Once the piece was dry, Erik noticed a couple of rough areas of the primer. Using the Multi-Max and MM70P Paint Sanding sheets, he smoothed out rough spots. He again used the Dremel 4000 with the EZ Sanding Drum and a finer grit Sanding Band (445) to smooth out more detailed areas.

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Step 5

Apply two coats of desired paint and let dry

Once all areas were smooth, Erik gave the piece two coats of white paint.

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Step 6

Add the wine hanger hardware and reattach all doors and handles

Erik purchased pre-fabricated wine glass hangers online. Using the included hardware and a drill driver, he installed the hangers underneath the cabinets. He made sure to allow enough space at the front of the hanger so that the doors would close completely. Erik then completed the project by reattaching the doors, drawers and hardware onto the wine bar.


To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.