Mahogany, pine and poplar are all great choices for building a wine rack. Each wood has its own advantages and disadvantages.
Poplar is the most affordable option when building a wine rack. It can be stained to look like more expensive woods. This type of wood can withstand normal day to day use. Mahogany is the best option as it is resilient and beautiful. It does not shrink over time and does not rot or decay. It is also known to deter infestations from insects. Pine is another affordable option. It stains well and can last for years due to its durability.