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Easier pattern-removal method:Cover the entire piece of wood with blue painter's tape FIRST. Overlap the strips if you're not stacking layers of wood. I apply the tape in the same direction as the grain, makes it easier to remember which way the grain runs if I get called away on a honey-doo. Once the wood is covered, spray the back of the pattern (3M's Super77 works really well) and apply it to the tape. After drilling and cutting, the tape peels up with very little residue or need for heatguns or hot water to loosen the glue. The pattern comes up with the tape. Any glue residue is removed when you sand the project.Nice pattern, BTW!
And for the record, WalMart has piles and piles of pallets behind their stores. Ask the manager beforehand, but at the store near my house, if its not painted red or blue (they're solid red/blue, there's no way to mistake them if you're not color-blind), they're free game, so I grabbed two or three of the smaller half-pallets. :) I can afford "free".
I left the winglass hangar off the bottom, since we don't have any stemmed wine glasses. Took a couple of weekends, what with family in town last weekend and some storms making everything really damp the weekend before. Finally got it mounted this weekend, had to do some touchups to the top horizontal piece, will add the adult beverages when it dries.
Pallet Wine Rack
:) Go for it! Its a lot easier than I thought when I was first reading the instructions, and if you have the correct tools for the job, I can only imagine how much better yours will look!
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