Introduction: Wine Rack for 3 Bottles Out of Pallet Wood

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If you saw and liked my last project but thought that for you only one bottle of wine wasn't enough, check out this next one.

The main objectives of being unexpensive (so you can buy those 3 bottles of wine) and simple, remain.

Portuguese version available at


Circular Saw




Hole Saw



Sandpaper grits 60, 80 and 220


Wood glue

Step 1: Base and Wine Holder

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Start with the base and the piece that will hold the wine.

Use your circular saw and cut two boards from the pallet you've chosen with 50cm of length.

Use a square to trace the line as straight as possible.

On the piece that will hold the wine, choose one of it's ends, doesn't
matter which one, and cut with the circular saw configured for cuts on 45º.

Step 2: Back Panel

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Cut 3 pieces with the following sizes: 35cm, 25cm e 13cm.

They will be the back of the project.

Trace a line following the bottle holder piece and use your circular saw to cut it.

Step 3: Sand and Dry Fit

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Start sanding everything. Start using the 60 grit sand paper, go through 80 grit and finish with the 220 grit.

Dry fit everything and check if it will work out as you planned.

Step 4: Gluing Back Pieces

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Start gluing the back pieces.

Fasten all of them with screws from underneath.

Step 5: Bottle Holes

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Mark the center of each hole for the bottles. Mark each one 13cm from the other.

Use the hole saw to drill them. Try to keep your drill on a 45º angle.

Sand the interior of the holes.

Step 6: Glue Bottle Holder Piece

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Glue the bottle holder piece and fasten with screws from the top if you want.

Check if everything is as expected so you can apply your finish.

Step 7: Finishing

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Apply whichever finish technique you prefer.

I've used polyurethane based varnish.

Wait atleast 24 hours for it's complete drying.

All done.

Let me know if you have any questions about this project by commenting below.

Have fun!


BesoA made it! (author)2016-05-17

Thanks. I made one. It is not stained yet. Will go for gift :)

dpiccine (author)2014-05-28

show! firmeza total! vou fazer! I'll make mine buddy!

Don't forget to post a pic when you do ;)

dtcoes (author)2014-07-16

Nice easy build, I had only a 55mm holesaw so my holes are a little bit biggr but look nice to :) thanks for the instructions!

foradoescritorio (author)dtcoes2015-06-14

Good job!!!

pwitty94 made it! (author)2015-04-29

Made it as a wedding gift for some friends. Great instructable!

Looks neat! Congrats and thank you ;)

pcook9 (author)2014-05-17

Cool, thanks, I'll give it a go sometime this week.

pcook9 (author)2014-05-17

What size hole saw did you use? And what is the best way to drill the holes at 45 degrees to make them accurate and the same?

foradoescritorio (author)pcook92014-05-17

Hello pcook9, I used the 11/4in or 32mm. I didn't try to make anything to drill exactly at 45º, I tried to make it right by eye.

foradoescritorio (author)pcook92014-05-17

Hello pcook9, I used the 11/4in or 32mm. I didn't try to make anything to drill exactly at 45º, I tried to make it right by eye.

Mindmapper1 (author)2014-05-11

interesting design, just wondering how long it took to sand from a rough piece of pallet down to the smooth wood using an orbital sander? It must take ages and put considerable strain on the sander especially if it is held upside down in your work bench. surely better to have planed the timber ?

The comment about the sandals and the power tools is a good point but I guess because it might be warm where you reside this is what people do. Never the less any practical work and bare feet is not a clever idea.

Thank you Mindmapper1. It didn't take long to be honest, and yes, it would be better to plan the timber, but unfortunantly this kind of machinery is too high priced here, and not accessible to everyone.

About the sandals, I don't think I use them because of the temperature.. But mostly because of it's confort. Also, the idea of someone dropping an electrical tool turned on is just too unreal in my mind. Anyways, thank you again. If you make one, post a picture here so I can see how it went :) Cheers.

muddog15 (author)2014-05-11

I am going to add a 5 glass holder on the bottom for a gift.

Would you hang it on the wall? Would look really nice! Post a picture after it's done!

muddog15 (author)2014-05-11

This is portable though.

foradoescritorio (author)2014-05-11

What's funny about it? Should I use something different?

ThisIsSteve (author)2014-05-11

Its cool, but I think I like the old version better.

Thank you lamefreaks! I suppose I like that one better as well.

modifired (author)2014-05-11

it is very cool i like it look good i wish make one smile

Thank you modifired!

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