How To Make An Upcycled Pallet Wine Rack

Uncle Knackers demonstrates how to make an upcycled pallet wine rack. ¬†This is such a great idea, you can customise the size of your rack (or racks!) to accommodate the amount of space and wine that you have ūüėČ

how-to-make-an-upcycled-pallet-wine-rackThe pallet is completely disassembled and then reassembled into the wine rack (see below for Uncle Knackers video on how to take a pallet apart). ¬†You’ll need some basic wood working skills for this project and you’ll also need to plan out your own measurements for your wine rack.

Please¬†check that the pallets you have, are safe for reuse¬†and that they are not from a rental company (rental pallets are usually coloured). ¬†Read the following article for more guidance ¬†‚Äď Are Wood Pallets Safe For Reuse? by

The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your upcycled pallet wine rack are shown below.

  • Pallet
  • Wood glue
  • Nails or screws
  • 500ml tin of clear, satin varnish (this will be enough for more than 1 project)
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Drop saw, circular saw or hand saw
  • Hammer
  • Electric plane
  • Electric sander
  • 80, 120 and 180 sand paper
  • Nail gun or drill and screwdriver
  • Protective eye wear
  • Protective ear muffs
  • Chisel
  • Paint brush
Did You Know?

Plastic pallets are the most environmentally sustainable pallet in use today.  When it comes to the environment, plastic pallets are superior to wood on abiotic depletion, acidification, ozone layer depletion and global warming impact.

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Which basically means that we’d save heaps of trees and use less fuel if we switched to plastic pallets! ¬†Sign up for our weekly newsletter and keep up to date with our latest upcycling finds.

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