Wooden pallet racks have a lot of uses in the enterprise world. Those with large amounts of products in stock make use of pallets to move stuff in and out of the storage facility. By the end of the year, the pallets become overly utilized that many of them don’t live through the following year. They just get thrown away.
One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Treasure
They may no longer have any purpose in the warehouse, but did you know that they can have several uses in the household? Items designed for industrial use simply don’t degrade very quickly, so their life span can typically be extended for home use. The best part is, you can get them for free. (Photo by Eric Allix Rogers licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
What can you do with a bunch of what looks like rotten wood? Plenty! Here’s a few of them:
- DIY wine rack pallet
- coffee table or tea table
- TV stand
- library shelves
- garden rack, flower planter
- coat hanger
There are many other uses. In fact, there’s a number of websites specifically for recycling wooden pallets. They are wonderful gifts too. Nothing compares to a well designed custom made piece of furniture that’s practical and eye-catching. But let’s focus on wine rack pallets since this site is all about wine racks anyway.
DIY Wine Rack Pallet
How would you like to turn this:
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Making a DIY wine rack is pretty straightforward. You only need to cut the pallet so that it conforms to your measurements. To give you an idea of the size, in order to fit about 8 wine bottles, you’ll cut 1/2 of the pallet. The rest will be used as materials to make up the rack.
Here’s a list of the tools you’ll likely be using:
- sand paper
They’re tools that you typically see in every household’s garage.
Now, it’s time to make one. You don’t have to keep on visualizing, though. Here’s a how-to video on making a DIY wine rack pallet. As you’ll see, the finished project really looks good. It’s probably even better than a commercial rack that’s available out there.