Looking for DIY pallet furniture ideas and cool homemade home decor? We love repurposed wood projects and this pallet wine and stem rack make a super addition to any home. Easy to build, you will have a great looking wine rack in about 2 hours when you follow our easy step by step tutorial.
All you need for this pallet wine rack are a few common tools, wooden pallets, and screws.
Supplies for this wood pallet homemade wine rack project:
- 5 Pallet Boards (pulled from any pallet you can find)
- 1 1/2 Wooden Pallet Rails (see below for identifying)
- 2 1/2-Inch Screws (dozen or so)
- A Chop Saw or Circular Saw (or a handsaw if you’re old school)
- A Power Drill
- A Jigsaw
- A Carpenter’s Square
Stemware Rack Attachment (Optional)
- 2 Additional Wooden Pallet Boards
Step 1: Gather your pallet wood
For the Wine Rack portion of this DIY, you’re going to need 5 Full Wooden Pallet Boards and 1 and 1/2 Wooden Pallet Rails. The rails are the curved pieces that sit below the pallet and hold the boards together. If you plan on decking your wine rack out with a stemware attachment, have two more wooden pallet boards on hand.
Step 2: Cut pallet pieces to size
Use a saw to cut the rail in half. These pieces are going to get cut again later on, so this cut doesn’t have to be perfect. Just eyeball the midpoint and cut it. We used a Chop Saw to cut ours, but a circular or handsaw will work just fine.
Step 3: Setting the sides & making spacers
Place one of your cut pieces onto one of the boards.
Measure the distance between the piece and the TOP edge of the board.
Step 4: Setting the spacers
The distance between the edge of the piece and the board is how wide your spacer needs to be. In our case, we needed a 1 ½ inch spacer. You are going to cut the spacer from the one-foot piece of rail, so find this distance on the rail with a measuring tape and mark it with a pencil.
Step 5: Lining things up
Use a piece of scrap wood to draw a straight line across your spacer.
Step 6: Cut and run
Cut along the line.
Align your spacer with one of the rails you’ve cut and place a mark where the bevel begins.
Step 7: Work your way down
Use a Square to draw a straight line across the spacer
Measure and mark the same distance from the other end of the spacer. You’re going to cut two spacers from this one piece.
Step 8: Mounting the front
After you make the cuts, take a spacer and align it with a rail piece and a board. Mark where the spacer meets the edge of the board.
Step 9: Getting fancy
Draw a curve from the top rear corner of the spacer to the line that you’ve just drawn.
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Drill two pilot holes through the board and into the rail.
A screw clutching onto its last moment of dwindling freedom.
Step 23: Repeat and…SCENE!
Do this for both sides. You’re done! Now that you’re so proud of your new wine rack that you can hardly contain it, deceptively invite your friends over to “catch up over wine,” stand with them in front of your new rack and stroke your chin while taking an exceptionally long time to decide between the “Zin” and the “Rah.”