This step by step diy woodworking project is about diy pallet wine rack plans. The project features instructions for building a rustic wine rack. If you want to build a conversation piece you should take a look over this project. This wine rack could also be a great gift idea. Make adjustments to the design and overall dimensions if you want to get a customized project.
When buying the lumber, you should select the planks with great care, making sure they are straight and without any visible flaws (cracks, knots, twists, decay). Investing in cedar or other weather resistant lumber is a good idea, as it will pay off on the long run. Use a spirit level to plumb and align the components, before inserting the galvanized screws, otherwise the project won’t have a symmetrical look. If you have all the materials and tools required for the project, you could get the job done in about a day.
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Pallet wine rack plans
- A – 1 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 16″ long PLANTER
- B – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 14″ long WINE RACK
- C – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 4 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 9 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
How to build a pallet wine rack
The first step of the project is to build the base for the wine rack. Therefore, cut a piece of 1×4 lumber at 16″ or at any other size that suits your needs.
Next, you need to make the actual wine rack. Cut a piece of 1×4 lumber at 14″ and make a 45 degree bevel cut to the base edge. Afterwards, use a 1 1/2″ hole saw drill bit to make the supports for the wine bottles. Use 120-220 grit sandpaper to smooth the edges and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Drill pilot holes through the base of the rack and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the diagonal support. Add glue to the joint for a better bond between the components.
In order to add rigidity to the wine rack, you should fit 1×4 supports under the diagonal component. Cut the top of the slats at 45 degree and fit them into place, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 1/4″ finishing nails to secure the supports into place.
Fill the holes and dents with wood putty and let it dry out for several hours. Use 120-200 grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. Remember that you can adjust the design of the rack to suit your needs.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the components from decay, we recommend you to apply paint or stain.
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