Everyone needs a pallet coffee cup rack, right? Well, everyone but me, because did you know…. I don’t drink coffee? But that doesn’t stop me from repurposing a pallet to hold coffee cups. This coffee cup rack will be going to Glendale with me later this week. Oh my gosh…. I can’t believe that it’s time for my once a year craft show already.
How to: Pallet Coffee Cup Rack
This was a fabulous pallet, and so perfect to make TWO coffee cup racks. However, I’ve only had time to make one. I started to work on the second one, but I don’t have screws for the hooks.
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Cut apart large pallet
The pallet was cut in half with a circular saw. The pallet is a little different that most pallets I’ve seen. For one thing—it only had 2 boards on the opposite side. It didn’t have any forklift slots, I found that odd.
Stain or Paint Pallet Coffee Cup Rack
Attach Coffee Cup Hooks
My best tips for adding hooks are as follows—
- Use a tape measure to space hooks evenly
- A kreg multi-mark tool will assure that all the hooks are the same distance from the edge
- Pre-drill holes
- Secure screws with a screwdriver, not a drill
Stencil But First Coffee
Do you like the black bleeding through from the old pallet nails? It wasn’t so noticeable in real life—but really stands out in the pictures.
I used the same paint and a small artist brush to paint the heads of the screws black. I did three light coats on each screw head.
From this point of view you can see that I added one of the boards from the back across the top to make the pallet coffee cup rack have a small shelf.
Making this pallet coffee cup rack was fun and easy! I think it will sell quickly at Glendale (KY). The weather is suppose to be really pretty this weekend. How do you store your coffee cups? Behind closed doors or out in the open?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.