Drinks Cabinet with Wine Fridge

Carpentry Designs: Drinks Cabinet with Wine Fridge

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When looking for a drinks cabinet for wine and spirits, I couldn’t find anything which took my fancy. Some things came close, but not quite close enough. As such, I decided to make the cabinet from scratch.

Finished Cabinet

Drinks Cabinet with Wine Fridge
Drinks Cabinet with Wine Fridge


The wine fridge is a Candy CWC021M/N Wine Cooler, in Black. It’s a decent little fridge which is incredibly quiet. The cabinet has a hole in it to allow ventilation at the back. I mounted a 120mm fan with a temperature sensor on this hole but the fridge runs pretty cool so the fan is never on.

CAD Drawing

You can download the .skp file to import into SketchUp here: https://phil.lavin.me.uk/downloads/Drinks-Cabinet-Detailed.skp

Google Sketchup Drawing of Drinks Cabinet with Wine Fridge

Construction Photos


The cabinet is made from the following materials:

  • Frame: 40mm x 40mm planed square edge timber
  • Panels: 18mm MDF
  • Door: 18mm MDF with 9mm MDF trim
  • Back: 3.2mm Hardboard
  • Shelf inside cupboard: 18mm MDF
  • Wine Rack: 18mm spruce timberboard
  • Shelves and tops: 40mm white oak worktop
  • Wine Glass Holders: 35mm x 20mm planed square edge white oak
  • Paint: Johnstones Water Based Satin (mixed to Farrow and Ball “Pitch Blue” colour)
  • Top Oil: Base coat of Osmo Wood Protector (Clear), Top coats of Osmo Top Oil (Clear, Satin)

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