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My current project. New home means a new wine rack.

Will only hold max 60 cases so I will have to cut down a little on my current inventory.

Day 1 was me doing the layout, these are pics from day two. Got the base framing done and set, the corner cabinets made up and set, and I started on the diamond cubes.

At 8 feet tall, it is a nice space for a rack.IMG_20190424_130935792_HDR.jpg IMG_20190424_130934495_HDR.jpg
 

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Well done, John. Have you officially left NJ and become a southerner?
 

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Looking good!!!! What else do you have planned to finish it up?
I am putting individual cubbies against the left and right walls that should hold 16 cases. I should fit 16 cases in the corner cabinets, and I can fit 36 cases in the diamonds. A total of 68 cases or 816 bottles.

I plan on gifting a large portion of my wine to family, reducing my collection to about 1/3 of it's size.

My wife alloted me this closet, and this closet only for my wine. She had no idea that I could fit this much. Still, 68 cases is one heck of a step down.
 

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Nice work! Good luck on the move.
 

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There is still the problem of having varieties that do not number to 3 cases. For this, I plan on making dividers that can slide into the large, center cubes, cutting them in half.
 

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IMG_20190426_164017.jpg IMG_20190426_163723.jpg IMG_20190426_163649.jpg IMG_20190426_164330.jpg I start by spending 30 minutes to build a jig. Holds the side walls of a row square and properly spaced.

Then I glue up and position the cross piece.

Had to make 20 of them and this is how I could do it in just a couple hours and have it perfect every time...
 

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Nice wood work! Will that be enclosed so you can cool it down or left at room temp for those really short, cool Georgia Summers? LOL
 

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The area is a below grade corner of the house, furthest from the furnace. It stays pretty cool there. I will have doors to seal it off though.
 

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For very good reasons..

1) for air circulation behind the bottles,
2) the wall.was not perfectly level,
3) I can recess the bottles a bit more,
4) this was the only way to make the geometry work.
5) I could make more out of my material this way (8 feet)

(Only two of the above are the real.reasons)
 

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