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IKEA KALLAX Wine Rack Insert for 9 – 12 bottles

Here’s a KALLAX wine rack insert I made to fit the dimensions of the KALLAX cube.

It might seem like it’s hard to make as it needs a laser cutter or CNC, but thanks to the wonder of makerspaces, this is very achievable in most places within the reach of IKEA.

IKEA KALLAX Wine Rack Insert

DIY KALLAX wine rack insert

1. Google the word “makerspace” and your home town, if you aren’t lucky enough to own a laser-cutter you will need help. Fortunately there are makerspaces all over the world and many of them have laser cutters that they will be happy to help you use.

2. Obtain 6mm laser safe plywood. If you are more adventurous you can use other thicknesses by modifying the OpenSCAD source file.

3. Get the parts cut on a laser cutter, the SVG and DXF files work for 6mm plywood. This is the step where the experts at the makerspace may need to help.

4. Slot the parts together, glue if desired, add wine and enjoy.

IKEA KALLAX Wine Rack Insert
IKEA KALLAX Wine Rack Insert

Download my design files on thingiverse.

~ by Bracken


Josie’s version

So after cutting down a KALLAX Cube unit from a 4×2 to a 3×2 to make a kitchen island unit and adding an IKEA table top, we decided it would be great to store wine bottles in.

My husband is handy and was able to make a simple wine rack from the spare KALLAX shelves.

Basically, it was to route two grooves on each shelf. And then, slot them together.

wine rack insert
wine storage cubes

Since creating this we had a CAD design drawn up and found a local UK manufacturer to make.

If you’re not that handy, you can get one on Etsy.

IKEA also sells their version.


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