Published on January 25th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Grundtal Wine Rack

Grundtal Wine Rack

Grundtal double towel bar

Description: Stainless steel wine rack made from Grundtal 80cm double towel racks. Racks are screwed to a welded metal frame made from 1″ x 1/8″ steel strip. The base width of the Grundtal towel racks is inconsistent, to conceal this there is a 1″ wide steel strip on top of the towel rack bases – the screws go through this cover strip, through the Grundtal mounting holes, and into the steel frame underneath. The screws are 10-32 machine screws, they thread into tapped holes in the steel frame. The frame and cover strip are finished with an 80 grit flap wheel on a grinder and then clear coated. You could also finish with a hand sander or paint the steel.

Grundtal Wine Rack
Grundtal Wine Rack
Grundtal Wine Rack
Grundtal Wine Rack

The result is a very sturdy, contemporary stainless steel wine rack. It could be made to any size desired.

~ Geoff Shorten, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Jules Yap

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22 Responses to Grundtal Wine Rack

  1. gale_force says:

    Just in the process of ordering parts for this:
    The flat bar steel you ordered:
    The x-axis bar of the frame would be cut to 75cm allowing for the 1″ bar on either size correct?
    What is the length of machine screws you found to be most suitable for anchoring into the wall?

  2. Anonymous says:

    can the length of these be cut as i i need about 60cm in length but will have to cut one end and the thread in the pole will no longer on one side

  3. Anonymous says:

    I have one of these racks with 3 bars rather than 2, and if you put the glasses in right, and take them out right, you can also hang wine glasses as well. SUPER great idea

  4. Anonymous says:

    Can you explain how you mounted it to the wall? Assuming you found studs? If not…how many anchors are you using to mount only to drywall?

    • Geoff Shorten says:

      It’s screwed into studs, also a few wall anchors. mostly shear loading, it is quite secure. bottles are quite secure too, they nestle in nicely.

  5. eli - juegos de mario says:

    I love great idea will try to copy to see that this is me in my room

  6. wine cabinet says:

    great idea, looks pretty, and also it can save a lot space.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Very cool! We’ll keep this in mind for when we will redo our kitchen.

  8. Anonymous says:

    For the people complaining this is pricey, have you priced out wine storage solutions lately? OMG! They’re all outrageous. This is totally low-budget in comparison to most, and holds two-dozen bottles while taking up virtually no floor space. Brilliant hack!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great Hack! Very clean and modern looking, doesn’t have much of a footprint and what a great way to show off your wines with great looking labels. I enjoy wine and sometimes the labels are a work of art. As for some people saying it’s pricey sometimes the goal isn’t cheap but originality and filling a need or desire which isn’t available commercially, and/or if it is the cost is much higher than the “hack” so even tho’ the hack appears pricey it’s still much cheaper than the commercial alternative.

  10. Anonymous says:

    it’s very nice, though pricey… though when you have kids (young ones at that), this will be very inviting.. Yippee! monkey bars to climb up on!!
    Seriously, a nice hack… though probably too expensive for my taste. good idea though!

  11. Gio says:

    it’s a good idea! … and I love wine!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Grundtal rails start at $6.99 and go up to $10.99 depending on the length, at least in US that is.

  13. Ikea Kitchen Design Online says:

    This looks great, especially if you are going for an industrial look! Nice idea.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I feel like those bottles would fall off…that could be the California Earthquake girl in me, though.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I do like this a lot – however, each of those towel bars are 14.99 a pop, making this piece at least $180.

    • Anonymous says:

      In Canada, $29 each. No, not cheap.. but other high end alternatives not cheap either. We could not find anything else we liked at any price. We were looking for the industrial / modern look to match the kitchen and rest of house.

  16. Anonymous says:

    clever. i like it.

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