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Book case for yachts using IKEA HUTTEN wine rack

We have a Beneteau Oceanis 390 which lacked any form of book rack/ stowage although there was a wide shelf in the saloon.

Wandering around IKEA, I saw a simple wine rack (model name HUTTEN) that I thought would form the basis of a book case for the usual collection of navigational publications.

Book case for yachts

The wine rack came with a collection of dowels and battens drilled to suit so it was pretty easy to use most of these to form the structure. All that I had to add was a length of 12 mm dowel from local builder’s supplier and a few additional holes in the battens. The book case fitted neatly onto the saloon shelf and I braced it off the hull lining with short lengths of dowel. A few coats of stain and varnish completed the job. Total cost about £9 and about 3 hours of work.

Book case for yachts using IKEA HUTTEN wine rack

Book case for yachts using IKEA HUTTEN wine rack

Bookcase on “Whiskey Mac” no prizes for guessing what is in the bottle.

~ David Taylor
Yacht Whiskey Mac based in Bangor, Northern Ireland