Part of keeping busy for me when not at a keyboard has been woodworking. I have tried to find different things to create with old pallets destined for the landfill.
Through trial and error, I have a wine balancer that will hole 750ml or 1.5l bottles. I coat some with natural stain to keep the original look and some with Dark Walnut which really brings out the grain and makes a fancy look.
Second, I measured out and made a wine glass caddy that hangs on bottle neck and glasses hang from slots in wood. These are also in natural and Dark Walnut stain so far.
Lastly, I use the wider slats to design and make simple birdhouses. They can be screwed into fence posts or gently strapped to a tree to minimize impact on the environment. My daughter beautifully paints some and others I leave untreated.