Wooden pallets are simple, pretty, inexpensive, even free, and easy to find! What’s more, who doesn’t like to have a bottle of red on hand? So I propose a mini-bar project to embellish your dining room or your terrace corner.
- Wooden pallet
- Saw (I used a round saw but a jigsaw does the job well)
- Instant coffee
- Drilling machine
- Hammer and 3-inch nails
1- Cut the pallet (2 boards wide) from the bottom, this way you will have 2 boards in the back and 1 board in the front.
2- Unstick a board from your remaining pallet, you will use it to make the “floor” of your bottle rack. This step can be complex since most pallets are solidly designed, be patient, and careful!
3- Once you have succeeded, attach the board under the bottle holder. The wood is often very solid, so I advise you to use a drill to “pre-drill” the holes in which you are going to nail the board.
4- Cut the other end of the pallet so as to have 1 board in front and 1 in back. This piece will be used as a shelf and glass support.
5- Using your saw, make cuts of about 1″ on the length of the bottom board.
6- If you wish to add a more worn finish to your mini-bar, I advise you to mix the wood a little. A few hammers blow here and there, you can even hit it with a big chain. Be careful not to break your boards!
7- To darken the wood naturally, make instant coffee (the darker the better). Leave to cool. With the brush, apply the coffee to the wood. Three coats should be enough.
Add a few good bottles and your favorite glasses and you’re done!
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.