New home, new rack.

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  1. Apr 24, 2019 #1

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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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    Unfortunately, there will be no room for welch's
     
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    End of work for the day. After all, I am retired! IMG_20190425_152007159_HDR.jpg IMG_20190425_151955481_HDR.jpg
     
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    Looking good!!!! What else do you have planned to finish it up?
     
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    Didn't initially look like it would hold that many cases but I did some rough math it sure does. I figured the diamonds at 21 x 21. Looks nice.
     
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    Looks great!!
     
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    Well done, John. Have you officially left NJ and become a southerner?
     
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    Not yet. Just in the process. Need to be ready to move my collection.
     
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    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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    End of day today. Built the left hand rack.
    IMG_20190426_153229163_HDR.jpg IMG_20190426_163145.jpg
     
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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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    I find it doesn't matter how long it takes to make jigs they are always time savers.
     
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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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    Looks great!! Congrats. Any reason why the left (or right) side of the rack is not touching the drywall?
     
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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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    Great planning . . .
     

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