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.
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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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.
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
You may notice the screws are silver. The screws that come with the single hooks I bought from D. Lawless Hardware were a little too long for the 1/2” pallet boards. You’ll see below how I fixed them.
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?