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My dad and I saw this wine rack on a different website, but it didn't have any instructions. We liked it, so we decided to make it for my mom for Christmas and show everyone how we did it.
What you need...
1) A couple pallets (Only one is necessary, but a couple won't hurt so you have extra)
2) Sanders or sand paper
3) Saws (We used a Sawzall, Mider saw, and table saw)
4) Standard drill with some type of a hole bit
5) Jig Saw
6) Hammer
7) Stain
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Step 1: Cut the back/base of the rack out

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Depending on the size of boards on your pallet, cut the pallet to your desired height. Some of the pallets we did 2 boards and others we did 3. If you want a top, you will have to go pretty high so you can still get the bottles in. Make sure to cut the pallet so you have the a thicker 2x4 on the bottom as you will see in the pictures. We used a Sawzall and chop saw. You will then want to cut the boards flush to the base. Make sure to sand everything down when you are done cutting! We used a hand sander.

Step 2: Cut the front and bottom of the rack

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Cut out boards for the bottom and front of the rack. You will need to pull the nails out. For the bottom, we had to strip it down a bit with a table saw so it would be flush. We reused the nails we pulled from the pallet to attached the front and base to give it that rustic look. Make sure to drill pilot holes so you don't split the wood!
** If you want to put bigger bottles in, you may need to put extra spacers on the front. We tested with a bottle to make sure before hand.
** On one of the racks we did, we did two boards instead of one on the front so you can see the labels of the bottle.
Chuck Priest made it!3 months ago

Here is my try at a wine rack. It came out pretty good, I sanded it down to 220 and I'm going to stain and lacquer it this week, this should make all the drunks in my family happy. thanks for the Instructable.

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pariskitten10 months ago
I'm excited to start making this today for my boyfriends mom for Mother's Day! I made one similar in the past she wanted but I like this design so much more! Wish me luck!
Benjiak made it!1 year ago

Great idea, I used some barn wood I had lying around for the cover piece and back piece. A very fun project to work on.

tomstedham1 year ago
Very nice! Great work; I think I will make one of these for my girlfriend.
aaronhilley (author) 1 year ago
Best comment/idea ever. :) Btw... we are adding led lights to the one with the top.
Nice !
My personal taste would be : don't stain.
But this is only a matter of taste, as I said.

One idea would be to put shoulder belt to this contraption so you could go around in parties or any other gatherings and have guests help themselves without having to bother the waiter who would merely walk around and go for refills …
Would be nice in great gatherings such as concerts etc… too !