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Wood Pallet Wine Racks

I’ve always been extremely creative and a crafter and loved wood and paper. I remember as a child, I was always buying paper and stickers. It was so bad, that as punishment, my Mom would take away my paper and let me tell you, that at the time, that was a fate worse than death!

So it doesn’t surprise me that I still have a love of wood and paper and that I’ve fallen completely in love with woodworking. E often looks at me a bit strangely when I give him my answer to his question of, “What do you want for your birthday?” Or, “What do you want for Christmas?” It usually involves a tool; last year I got a miter saw and was so happy!

He decided to jump on the bandwagon with me and together, that has become the thing that we do together; woodworking. When we moved, there were so many things I wanted to do with our home. I’m a wine drinker and knew I wanted wine racks. I originally wanted to put a wine chiller in the kitchen, but due to its poor layout, there just isn’t one so a gal’s gotta make the most of what she’s got, right?

Wood Pallet Wine Racks

And so, we decided to make wood wine racks. We were able to kill two birds with one stone; we needed wine racks and they make great decor pieces that hang on the wall in the living room.

Have you ever had this great idea for a project and as you work on it you ask yourself, “What was I thinking?” That was out it started out with the wine racks. One thing we didn’t anticipate was how long and how difficult it would be to remove the boards from the pallets.

Let me tell ya. These mallets and chisels got their workout over those couple of days!
Because the pallets were rough, there was a lot of sanding involved, but of course, we didn’t want to sand so much that we lost all of the roughness of the pallet. We wanted them to have some character. The most important thing was to get rid of the jagged edges.
Another thing that took a while was removing the nails from the palette. We used a crowbar and a Dremel to cut them.
Pallet wine rack

Then it was time to make the holder for the wine glasses. Now that was a little tricky. It took a lot of trial and error, but we got it!

Now it’s time for one more sanding once over, staining, and adding the semi-gloss coating.

One thing you don’t want to be surprised about is the heaviness of these racks. They are solid, sturdy, and heavy! You’re definitely going to need several anchors and strong screws when you’re ready to hang them on the walls.
The wine racks turned out better than we expected and truly make a statement in the living room. It’s one of the first things our guests notice when they walk into the room.

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