Our wine rack was only lightly sanded and the wood was left natural. We may decide to stain this piece so that it’s a bit darker since the pallet used was a new one.
How did we make this? Read on!
How to Make a Pallet Wine Rack
Start with a pallet. This pallet is a heavy duty one and has two center pieces of wood. One designed to hold a lighter amount of weight will only have one center piece.
Use a hand saw to cut off the bottom two sections of the pallet. (If you are wondering, Har-Tru is the surface applied to clay tennis courts.)
Remove the top board.
Cut through the middle two boards and remove.
Use a jig saw to cut a decorative edge.
Sand smooth with a belt sander.
Screw the top board removed at the beginning of the process to the bottom of the rack.
Remove another board from the pallet to make a holder for the glasses. We routed slots 3 1/4” wide for each glass. (Not shown….Route a U shape in each slot to hold the glasses.)
Screw the routed piece to the bottom of the wine rack.
I love the detail of the routed wine slots!
The glasses shown above were my Great-Great Aunt Fannie’s and I’m sure she never dreamed that they would be displayed hanging from a pallet. Granny, from whom I inherited these glasses, probably would be surprised, too. I use these glasses as wine glasses but technically they are water goblets.
I’m very happy with this project and plan to make two more with the remaining section of pallet.