Still on the pallet + wine thing, let's go a little harder. How about a triangular pallet wine rack for 6 bottles and 4 cups? Sounds good right?
Time to work.
Portuguese version available at www.foradoescritorio.com.br
Design by Douglas Schneider.
80 grit sand paper
1/2in flat drill bit
Step 1: Draw and Think
As I always recommend, try to draw whatever it is that you intend to make. Write down measurements and think about details before you make anything so the result comes as planned.
Select the wood that you're going to work on. If you wish to follow this tutorial completely, including measurements, the wood must be bigger than 50cm of length.
Step 2: Cut the Bigger Triangle
Measure 50cm from one end and mark it on all 3 pieces. Use a square to make the line straight and cut it with your circular saw set to 30º cuts. Do the same for the other end of the board.
Lay everything down and dry fit. If it fits as you expected start sanding.
Step 3: Sanding
Sand everything with 80 grit sandpaper.. If you want you can sand it again with the 220.
Step 4: Glue and Screw
Glue and screw the bigger triangle together. I used 3 screws for each joint.
Step 5: Smaller Triangle
For the smaller triangle, follow the same steps of the bigger one, but instead of cutting the wood with 50cm, cut it with 25cm instead.
Step 6: Back
For the back, lay a few pieces under the bigger triangle and trace the out line of it on to the boards.
Fasten it with glue and screws.
Step 7: Glue Smaller Triangle
Now you can measure and center your smaller triangle. Use glue to fasten it to the back panel. If you want you can screw it from the back as well.
Step 8: Bottle Holes
For the holes that will hold the bottles, drill them parallel to the ground with a 32mm (11/4in) hole saw. Drill the holes 13cm from the top of the triangle and 13cm from each other.
Sand the inside of each one.
Step 9: Cup Holders
Measure the middle of the bottom board and trace a line throughout all of it. Measure 9,5cm from the edge of the board and mark other 3 marks 9,5cm away from each other. Drill them with a flat 1/2in drill bit, trace 2 lines from the hole and use a jig saw to cut it out.
Step 10: Finishing
Use any type of finish that you want. I've used 3 coats of polyurethane based varnish. Wait a few hours between each coat so it can dry properly.
After that you can hang it on the wall using one or 2 screws and enjoy.
If you have any questions let me know on the comments below.