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There is much more to life than a good wine, and an equally good looking wine rack, when there’s the making of the rack itself. This new design holds four bottles and wine glasses all in one place. Paul wanted to challenge you with the joinery and he thinks this design hits the spot in many ways. From bent lamination in contrasting woods to twin tenons and mitred joint lines, front and back, this project has its hidden range of complexities. In reality, though, it’s quite a simple project to build. Using mostly offcuts from other projects, this wine rack becomes an inexpensive gift to make and, with its unique joinery concepts, the wine rack has a solidity that makes it an heirloom quality project.


  1. Richard Ennis on 29 November 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Paul, A nice, light looking design. It even feels like it has a little Asian influence. It looks like it take very little wood to make. I am going to look through my wood stack and pick out some pieces of walnut and maybe some hickory for the light wood. May you and your family have a blessed holiday. Richard

    • Paul Sellers on 29 November 2019 at 5:22 pm

      It wasn’t actually thought into the design as such but, yes, it does have a look of something perhaps like a pagoda!!!???I think though that that is only because of the upturn retention elements at each end of the bottle and glass bearers.There is nothing in this design that’s copied though.

  2. bytesplice on 29 November 2019 at 4:36 pm

    Very elegant!

  3. tas on 29 November 2019 at 4:46 pm


  4. Sandy on 29 November 2019 at 4:58 pm

    There have been a few projects that haven’t interested me as far as making the project. I do love watching them though and always pick up s new bit of information from each of them. This one however has me anxious to get it started… Could I convince you to post the first episode today! 🙂

    • Paul Sellers on 29 November 2019 at 5:16 pm

      No, I am afraid that’s not possible as we already have a series currently posting. The first episode of this series is up in a week’s time though.

  5. Darren on 29 November 2019 at 5:14 pm

    That looks great.

    I agree with Richard, it looks a bit “Shogun” to me. 🙂

    It’s a great design, love the contrasting wood.

  6. David Chislett on 29 November 2019 at 5:41 pm

    Thanks Paul. A very pleasing design. It’s already jumped to high spot on my project to-do list.

  7. Darrel Carson on 29 November 2019 at 8:52 pm

    I have some black oak from the last tree my father-in-law cut down at age 85. It fell into his neighbor’s swimming pool. I also have some maple that was removed when power lines were pit in for new constitution. These two woods should look nice together.

  8. Raphaël P on 29 November 2019 at 11:54 pm

    Such a beautiful piece.
    It seems like lamination opens a new world for handmade woodworking.
    Every thing is light and curved.
    I do not drink wine but I feel like this project and the new joints will mark a important step in how I can design modern piece with traditional joinery.

    Is there a plan to cover steam bent at some point or do you feel that it is not really suitable for amateur woodworker?

    • Izzy Berger on 3 December 2019 at 10:21 am

      Hi Ralph,

      Paul says:
      No it’s very suitable for amateur woodworkers and yes we do hope to do some steam bending but don’t have it on the schedule yet.

      Kind regards,

      • Raphaël P on 4 December 2019 at 5:09 pm

        Thank You for your kind answer.

        It is exciting to imagine that there is, already, a lifetime worth of knowledge from the existing video and even more from the ones coming.

        Best regards,

  9. beach512 on 30 November 2019 at 1:40 am

    Looking forward to seeing how those joints were made.

  10. Jim Allen on 30 November 2019 at 5:04 pm

    This project looks nice but I’m not really feeling it. Some folks will no doubt enjoy it but I’m looking to the next project. This isn’t criticism it’s just not my cup of tea.

  11. Michael Berry on 30 November 2019 at 11:35 pm

    I’m not a wine drinker so wouldn’t use this as intended, but the design looks great as a razor stand for wet-shaving! I’m excited to see if it can scale down to fit my razors and shave brushes.

    • Sandy on 1 December 2019 at 2:33 pm

      That’s a great idea. I look forward to seeing how you adapt this design.

  12. Robert Foster on 1 December 2019 at 7:26 pm

    A great looking project – looking forward to the videos.
    I am curious, is this an example of the types of project that will be built for your demonstration house?

    • Izzy Berger on 3 December 2019 at 10:27 am

      Hi Robert,

      Paul says:
      We do plan to include smaller projects, but we will be designing all of the pieces you might find in a standard home, coffee table, dining table, bookshelves and beds and much more.

      Kind Regards,

  13. Brian M on 2 December 2019 at 7:17 pm

    I’m looking forward to making several of these for family and friends. Can you suggest which wood species we could start looking for? Thanks!

    • Izzy Berger on 4 December 2019 at 3:48 pm


      Paul says:
      Oak and black walnut, cherry and mahogany, cherry and sapele, maple stays white so you could put maple with any of those woods. Why not try all of them?

      Kind Regards,

  14. woodturner on 6 December 2019 at 7:47 am

    Are you going to publish the technical drawings and cutting list?

  15. Justin Emrich on 13 January 2021 at 3:19 pm

    Just finished making this with Oak and Walnut. Altered the widths slightly but otherwise followed it exactly. Love it, and now have requests to make loads more. Thanks for the design Paul.

  16. carlos reyes on 21 February 2021 at 3:13 pm

    Completed this one, those angled joint were a challenge. You can see photos of my process here

  17. James Smith on 3 December 2021 at 3:30 am

    Hello Paul

    Great project as usual,thank you
    What do you think of a thru tennen in the bottom with wedges.

    Illinois USA

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