When we say that I come up with the crazy DIY ideas, and Daniel figures out how to actually make them work, this is what we mean.

The Back Story

I have wanted better wine and liquor storage ever since I moved into this house. But not being able to find a wine rack that I loved enough to buy, there the bottles have sat, cluttering up the counter.

So when we saw a Shelving challenge on Instructables, we knew it was time to build something. But what? After much perusing Pinterest, I came across this beautiful wine serving cart.

I knew that the curves of something like this would be PERFECT to offset the square-r angles in my kitchen, so I dove deep into researching how we could actually bend metal. I quickly discovered that wasn’t going to be an easy task, so I started Googling for metal things that were already rounded.

A couple of glasses of wine later, it hit me: a firewood rack. I saved a bunch of pins to my board and went to bed. The next morning, I excitedly told Daniel my idea. The conversation went something like this:

Me: Hey Daniel! Let’s build a bar cart out of a firewood rack.

Daniel: ๐Ÿคจ

Me: ๐Ÿคช

….so I ordered a firewood rack on Amazon (link below) and started searching for wine racks we could connect to it.

Two full weekends, many nights in between and one false start later, and we made the Bar Cart of my dreams, complete with thoughtful details.

Now both of us are like: ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿคฏ #mindblown


Check out the full video tutorial, and if you’re the subscribing type, please do!

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As always, written instructions can be found on Instructables:

We entered this into the Instructables Shelving Contest. And apparently, the staff thought it was super cool, too, as it landed on the HOMEPAGE!!!! The contest is in voting, so if you’d like to help us out and vote, click here.


If you prefer written instructions, check out our Wine Rack Made from a Firewood Rack on Instructables!

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