How to Make a Wine Rack out of a Wood Pallet


| 4/20/2015 10:41:00 AM


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There are so many uses for old pallets—from simple Halloween decorations to an entire potting shed, these practical, eco-friendly materials should be a staple at any homestead. And best of all, they’re free.

Pretty much anytime we need a new piece of furniture around our home or garden, I ask my husband, ‘Can we make it out of pallet?’ So, when our rickety wine rack bit the dust, we turned to the trusty pallet.

Overall, the transition from pallet to wine rack was really easy—the only real problem we faced was the quality of the wood. The pallet we had was very brittle, so it didn’t withstand much sawing or drilling. Eventually we had to substitute a few pieces of pine to ensure stability (no one wants ten wine bottles and eight wine glasses crashing to the ground), but we retained enough pallet to keep that rustic look I personally love.

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Here’s How We Fashioned a Wine Rack Out of a Pallet:

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Doug
4/21/2015 6:46:47 AM

Keep in mind that wine bottles with corks need to be stored on their sides, slightly nose-down, to keep the corks moist. If you are going to keep them around for years. Not that that happens often in my house!




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