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Discussion in 'General Wine Making Forum' started by berrycrush, Jan 8, 2020.
It’s never Scatsup.
My wife is really keeping me busy during my retirement. This is my latest project that I just finished over the weekend. The first picture is the before of the new wine area. The second is the finished project. Final cost of materials including building new wall, wood, nails, screws, stain, polyurethane and brushes was right around $500. Took me about 10 weeks from start to finish.
Started on my wine rack this past weekend - here's a pic of the base unit dry assembled in my workshop. Next I'll be putting together ladder racks to set on top of the base diamond rack. Diamonds are essentially 14" boxes which will hold a dozen standard size bordeaux or burgundy bottles. Dimensions are 104.25" long by 43.25" tall, and the rack is entirely made using 8-10' 1x12's. Basic concept came from "The Homebuilt Winery" with some tweaking.
I originally wanted to create a separate wine cellar by dividing our basement utility room in half that would have entailed installing a new wall and ceiling but my b3tter half talked me out of it. So, the compromise is to just make a wall of racks. It should work just fine but won't have the charm of a separate "cellar"
future updates will show the completed project. If anyone has specific questions, please feel free to ask
I am a little confused about fitting 12 bottles... How are you planning to arrange them? I would have figured it would fit 16. I don't see a way for the capacity NOT to be a square (9. 16, 25...)
You may be entirely correct, but I haven't put it together yet (still needs to be varnished and brought in from workshop). I do have some prefabricated box cubbies that i had gotten from Lowes years ago; the square boxes measure 11-1/2"x11-1/2" and they hold 12 bottles but very tightly. Once I have things installed, I'll update my post
Really nice looking wine rack. Did you have a blueprint to start ? Like to get a copy if you had one.
That is what I am thinking, except I will make each layer deeper and flip them upside down. I will put them together mostly using nail gun.
Two layers in, many to go. About 2-case capacity per layer, 4-case if double stacking.
Clever design, berrycrush, from a space optimization standpoint. Using the space "inside" the 2x4s to hold the bottles. Though, it looks like it would be a bit tight to slide bottles in without hitting the row above. Perhaps that's just the angle in the picture.
After a week of working in the shop cutting pieces to size and building ladders (25), and a couple of days of putting things together, here is the finished product.
I really like the look of this. I may have to copy it.
Thanks. I'm really happy with it, and it was pretty easy to build. Copy away.
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