How to Make a Wine Rack From a Wood Pallet
3" wood screws
Cut Pallet to Size
Use the circular saw to cut the pallet to a height of 32 to 36 inches, keeping the width as is.
The slight upward curvature along the bottom of the pallet is an important part of the aesthetic of the wine rack. (This will become the front.) Make sure the curvature is intact before moving onto the next step.
Remove Excess Planks
You'll want to have a total of three planks across the back of the wine rack. Remove additional planks along the top or bottom with a crow bar.
Add Clean Cut to Top
It's important for the very top of the pallet to be clean and level. Use the circular saw to create a perfectly level edge.
Update or Sand Fascia
The lower-front plank of the wine rack will become both structural and decorative, as it will be used to keep wine bottles secure. If the lower plank is damaged, you'll need to remove it and replace it with another. Tip: If the lower-front plank needs to be replaced, first remove the existing one with the crow bar, then add a new one with 2-inch nails and a hammer.
Measure and Mark Glass Hanger
On the very bottom of the rack there will be a glassware hanger. This is made by cutting a plank to size, then adding cuts to house the glasses' stems. Use a pencil to mark the cut marks on the plank.
Gut Glass Hanger
Use the circular saw to cut the glassware hanger to size and add 3/4-inch grooves for stems
Once the grooves are added for the glassware stems, use medium-grit sandpaper to smooth the rough edges, then fasten the plank to the bottom of the wine rack using 3-inch wood screws and a drill. Next, hang the wine rack on the wall and secure in place with 3-inch wood screws drilled into studs.