DIY Concrete Wine Bar

By Homemade Modern

SKILL
intermediate

I designed this DIY wine bar so that the base can be made entirely out of 2x4s. I made a concrete countertop for it but it could also be made with wood countertops consisting of 2x4s. The wine rack system is quite versatile and could easily be adapted to create wine storage for a entire wall or cellar.

Tools

  • Orbit Sander
  • Table Saw
  • Drill
  • Miter Saw
  • Circular Saw

Accessories

  • 15 PC. ROUND SHANK BLACK OXIDE DRILL BIT SET
  • 7 PC. Forstner Bit Set

Materials

  • 2"x4" Wood Board
  • 3-1/2" Hole Saw
  • 3/4" Melamine
  • 3/4"x24"x48' Sanded Project Plywood
  • Minwax Polycrylic
  • Quikrete 5000
  • Steel Mesh
  • Varathane Wood Stain "Antique White"
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Screws

Steps

STEP 1

Cut the 2x4s.

Tools

Miter Saw, Table Saw, Tape Measure

Materials

2"x4" Wood Board
STEP 1

STEP 2

Glue the side panels together

Materials

Wood Glue, 2x4 Wood Boards
STEP 2

STEP 3

Cut recesses in the side panels

Tools

Circular Saw

Materials

2x4 Wood Board
STEP 3

STEP 4

Glue on more 2x4s

Materials

Wood Glue, 2x4 Wood Boards
STEP 4

STEP 5

Clamp two 2x4 pieces together and drill the racks so each 2x4 has a row of half-circles. One set using the 3-1/2" Hole Saw and one set using the 1-1/2" Forstner Bit.

Tools

Drill, 1-1/2" Forstner Bit

Materials

3-1/2" Hole Saw, 2x4 Wood Boards
STEP 5

STEP 6

Sand the racks.

Tools

Sander
STEP 6

STEP 7

Assemble. Add short pieces of 2x4 in between the ends of the racks to help hold form.

Tools

Drill

Materials

Wood Screws, 2x4 Wood Boards.
STEP 7

STEP 8

Make a template for the countertop.

Tools

Drill

Materials

Wood Screws
STEP 8

STEP 9

Make the plywood core of the countertop.

Tools

Drill

Materials

3/4" x 24" x 48' Sanded Project Plywood, Steel Mesh
STEP 9

STEP 10

Mix and pour the concrete into the template. Place the plywood core into the middle.

Materials

Quikrete 5000
STEP 10

STEP 11

Stain the base.

Materials

Varathane Wood Stain "Antique White", Minwax Polycrylic
STEP 11

STEP 12

Remove the concrete mould and attach to the base.

STEP 12