If you are a connoisseur of fine wines, or at least you want to give the impression that you are, nothing says it better than having your bottles stored in a very elegant wine rack.
The most basic consideration in building a wine rack is that you have to store your wine bottles horizontally. This keeps the cork moist to not allow air to enter the bottle and affect the taste of your wine and it also allows you to easily view the labels when you are looking for the perfect wine. Make sure that your square or diamond shape openings are at least seven inches deep, enough to hold the larger part of the wine bottles. The deeper they are, the more stable your rack will be. You can build the openings large enough to hold multiple bottles or single bottles. The multiple bottle arrangement will allow you to accommodate more bottles in the space allowed for your rack. The single bottle arrangement will allow you to instantly view all of the labels without having to remove other bottles. In either case, make sure the structure is strong enough to support the anticipated weight of the bottles.
You will drill holes for screws connecting each opening to the frame to make sure your wine rack is strong enough for its purpose. Select a strong wood such as maple or pine and use pressurized lumber, particularly if your wine rack is to be stored in the basement. It is resistant to moisture and rotting. There are a myriad of designs from which to choose from smaller racks that can sit on furniture or countertops to free standing racks. Select a shape and size that works for your needs and your decor. You can buy a kit which you simply need to assemble, or you can purchase plans and secure and cut all of the lumber yourself.