Wine/Whiskey Rack - Pallet Wood





Introduction: Wine/Whiskey Rack - Pallet Wood

How to make a simple Wine/ Whiskey Rack using Pallet Wood.

Tools needed:
Hand saw
Screw driver
Hand plane
Clear gloss

Step 1: Selected, Broke Apart and Sorted the Pallet Wood

Selected and broke apart a couple of pallets and sorted out the pieces needed for the project.

Labeled and measured out  all the pieces as needed.

Two side pieces 2" x 4" x 12"
One base piece 2" x 4" x 19-1/2"
Four pieces is 1/2" x 3.5" x 19-1/2"

Step 2: Cut to Size and Sand

The pallet wood was cut to size and sanded as needed using 150grit sand paper.

The two side pieces were cut at an angle using a table say at a 10 degree angle and sanded.

Step 3: Staining

All the wood was then sanded again at 220 grit and then stained.

Step 4: Assembly

Once the stain dried. All the pieces was assembled using hot glue to check for fit and added strength.

Holes were drilled into the assembly and the wood pieces screwed in place.

One coat of clear gloss polyurethane was then applied to the rack.

Thats it, the whole process took about two hours.

NOTE: Pallet wood has a lot of cut nails and metal pieces in it. Use a magnet to check the wood before making any cuts.

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I make my own wine, and I would like to mention something here. Your idea is good for wine bottles that have been opened and are going to be used up quickly. Corked wine bottles should always be stored on their sides. It keeps the cork wet and keeps the cork from drying out. If a cork dries out, it can let air into the bottle, turning it to vinegar. Screw top bottles don't have that problem, but once a bottle is opened, it should be used up quickly. Preferably within 3 days maximum. Otherwise it too, will turn on you. Consider making a rack where the bottles can be laid down on their sides, with the neck lower than the base of the bottle. The corks won't dry out, and you will have good wine to drink instead of vinegar.

Very informative, thank you.

Next build will be a wine rack to store bottles flat. Now to label this one a whiskey rack.

Don't forget the "cachaça" !! I have 3 bottles of wonderful countryside cachaça in mine! :D

And what wrong with

vinegar. I made and used alot

What stain did u use?

What stain did u use?

This is a really cool instructable! Clear directions, straight forward and it doesn't take a long time to complete! Plus it gives me even more inspiration to use up all the extra reclaim lumber I have lying around! not to mention I love the look reclaim gives a project. Awesome Instructable! Keep them coming!


used the general concept and scraps from making my pallet deck gate.


Made this as a father's day present from a pallet we had just laying around in the backyard. The only variation I did was I did not sand it completely as I wanted to leave some of the natural weathering and spray paint on it. I used a light minwax stain and a minwax rub on clear satin polyurethane coat. Thanks for the idea! it was nice to finally go make something with my own hands for my dad. Rather than run to the store to grab a cheap cheesy card. Plus I had lots of fun making it!!!