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Pallet Wine Bar
Pallet Wine Bar
Pallet Wine Bar
Pallet Wine Bar
Pallet Wine Bar
Pallet Wine Bar
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Pallet Wine Bar

In the middle of the polar vortex I needed something to do; being brilliant I decided to build something in my unheated garage in northern Minnesota. When I began I could only work on the project for 90 minutes before I lost feeling in my toes. Plus with a toddler, I could only work on this a few minutes at a time and only a day or two every other week.
I really had no inspiration, the design developed as I went. I had to keep things fluid because I was limited by my tools. I didn't have a Kreg Pocket Hole guide until midway through the project so for most of the joints I used a forstner bit, put two cabinet screws into each hole, and plugged with a dowel and glue. The most difficult part was not having a table saw or any kind of planer, this meant a lot of sanding…a lot.
I picked up the pallets from a local office supply store and used 3-4 to complete the project. The whole bar is made from pallets except for one, 7 inch 2x2 used to brace the middle of the table. Several of the other items I picked up from the local Habitat ReStore.
I loved the whole process of design, build, and finishing! This was my first wood working project and I now feel confident to be able to tackle more complicated projects. The wine bar was a ton of fun and I learned a lot as it went along. The two biggest things I learned were patience and allow the design to be fluid to meet your needs. In the end I have no idea what I am going to do with it since I am allergic to wine, so I built this for fun.

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KyesDad
KyesDad

I forgot to mention that it holds 7 wine bottles; one can be stored upright in case a bottle is open. The bar itself can hold two glasses and the server (on top) can hold an additional two glasses. I also added storage for a bottle opener, you can see this on the end shot; I took an open and closed shot.


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Project Information

Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Furniture, Other

Materials Used:

  • Heat Treated Pallets (3-4)

  • Wooden dowels

  • Cabinet screws

  • Kreg Pocket Hole Screws

  • Glue

  • Drawer pull (Habitat ReStore)

  • Latch (Habitat ReStore)

  • Craft Hinges (Habitat ReStore)

  • 2x2x7 (one to brace the middle of the table)

  • Two heavy duty "L" brackets (to sure up the wine cabinet)

  • Dutch Oil (Mahogany)


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