Paper Scale Models

Design you cellar with paper scale models
You can design your own ELITE KIT RACK wine cellar by printing out our scaled graph paper and modular wine rack component sheets. It is really quite easy to do and can be a rewarding exercise for those who like to DIY.

Step 1. Measure your wine room as accurately as possible in all three dimensions. Make notes about doors, lighting fixtures, plugs, switches and other items that might affect your design choices.

Questions mark?Is your room ready for wine?
Please consult our Premium Guides and our General Principals Guide if you have any doubts.

Step 2. Download and print our 1/2” Genuwine graph paper. You will need one copy for the overhead view and one additional copy for each wall of your cellar you plan to install racking against. All of our Components are provided in overhead (plan) and front (elevation) view. The scale for all of these sheets is 1/2” = 1 foot.

graph-paper2Genuwine Graph Paper for DIY designers. 

NOTE: When you print any of our Genuwine Paper Design pages you must not use print options that may “Fit” or “Shrink” or otherwise size the image. Print the image to letter size paper without adjustments. (or select Actual Size if available).

Step 3. Download and print the component sheets for the product line you have chosen. It is helpful to have several copies printed since your cellar will most likely use the same components more than once.

elite-icon Elite Kit Rack Cutout Components

Step 4. Transfer your measurements (and notes) from step 1 to the graph paper and label each sheet accordingly. If you know the cardinal directions of your room then North, South, East & West labels are a great way to keep track of what you are looking at. On the overhead view mark the North side as well.

Step 5. Using scissors, or a art knife on an appropriate cutting surface, cut out the individual rack components. Be sure to leave the labels attached to their modules!

Step 6. Design your cellar by arranging and rearranging the components on the graph paper that has your measurements. When you have settled on your final design make it permanent with scotch tape or a glue stick.

It should look something like this!

Sample paper model design(click to enlarge)

If you are satisfied at this point, and can see your wine cellar in your mind’s eye, you need only take the next step of creating a shopping list from your design and ordering your components right here on this website. But before you do, please consider accessories like crown moulding, bin dividers or an angled display rack.

However if you would prefer some expert guidance on your design and the ability to see it transformed into a computer drawing then please consider engaging our Professional Designers in the Design Loft.

Take a picture or scan your design and send it to us. For a $250 design fee Genuwine will review your design and discuss it with you via email and/or phone and we will (with up to 2 rounds of revisions included) provide you with expert advice, 3D drawings and a final quote for your order.


Fax: 204-667-3571

This is a sample of a 3D drawing that can be made from your paper based scale model.

3d-sample (click to enlarge)


Let us design it for you!



It is the little things that provides a finishing touch to any cellar.  Accessories can give a professional look to your completed installation. Please be sure to review the accessories pages of your product line before considering your design complete.

Elite Kit Rack Accessories
(NOTE: Elite Kit Rack modules do come with unit-width moulding and bin dividers where appropriate.)