Display Rack - A Reclaimed Pallet Wood Project

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Project by MT_Stringer posted 08-04-2012 12:50 AM 5144 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, this started out to be a quick and dirty wine rack, but it didn’t turn out that way. I used boards reclaimed from several different pallets. The oak runners came from one and the other boards are mostly pine that I can’t identify.

The problem I ran into is after planing the boards, the final assembled depth of the tray doesn’t allow for a wine bottle or the typical seasoning box. It is only 3 inches deep. I guess on the next one I will have to do a glue up to get enough clearance for wine bottles (4 inches or thereabouts).

I used pocket screws for part of the assy and srews for the two back pieces. The front piece was glued and pinned in place with a pin driver. I really liked the live edge on the front piece.

I cut the star with a jig saw, routed and then finished off the roundoff in the corners with files.

I used Minwax “Classic Gray” to mimic a driftwood look because I am giving it to a friend that lives on the water and is throwing a big fish fry tomorrow! :-) The finish is Deft Clear Wood Finish.

So, will it be a condiment rack or a planter box, or…it’s up to him and his wife.

This was fun and I plan to make more. Got wood, will cut! :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#1 posted 08-04-2012 04:33 AM

Nice rack! And kudos for reclaiming resources!

Fish fry. Two off my favorite words. Together. Have fun.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#2 posted 08-04-2012 11:49 AM

Nice work good save

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#3 posted 08-04-2012 08:38 PM

Nice job. Always good to salvage. They’ll find something for it.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 08-05-2012 01:49 AM

Thanks. They loved it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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