Wine Rack

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Project by Triman posted 02-17-2009 11:18 PM 2997 views 16 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After promising my Wife a new wine rack for 2 months, I finally finished it! I just used inexpensive knotty pine and painted with a black satin paint. I faced some of the surfaces with 1/4” thick zebrawood. I also used zebrawood for the drawer fronts and the top edge that holds the upper bottles in place. I then used 1.5” by 3.5” pine for the upper bottle stands. I left the 11 stands loose, so that my Wife can remove them as she wants, in case she decides to add some sort of art piece on the top shelf (pottery, vase, etc.). The tiny room is in our basement, so I made it to fit in modules, then had to assemble it inside the “wine room”. 134 pieces of wood, and 124 router dadoes, and it’s all done!

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca

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#1 posted 02-17-2009 11:29 PM

very nice
love the zebrawood accents and the flexibility
Now…if only I had a wine room instead of a whine room!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#2 posted 02-17-2009 11:37 PM

Excellent job. Looks great. No shortage of wine there either.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 02-18-2009 12:18 AM

Looks really good.

Any MD 20 20 in there?

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#4 posted 02-18-2009 12:45 AM

looks good, now the challenge is to keep it filled. Somehow my wine rack keeps getting empty.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#5 posted 02-18-2009 01:06 AM

I need to make somewhere temperature controlled to keep my wine… Considering a small shed outside or something similar.

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#6 posted 02-18-2009 02:07 AM

Excellent. When are the LJ’s invited over for a drink?

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#7 posted 02-18-2009 04:15 AM

Cool design Triman, well done!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#8 posted 02-18-2009 04:22 AM

I like the pulls. You’re a lucky guy. I would love a cabinet like this. I notice five empty cubes. Were these part of the “materials” used?

-- Don't tell her I'm in the shop!

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#9 posted 03-20-2009 01:35 AM

Nice job but with one question . Aren’t the corks supposed to be pointing downward to stay moist , or do you have the good stuff with plastic stoppers or screw off caps like me ? LOL

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 03-20-2009 07:15 PM

Well, it’s a continuing “struggle”, but being close to Napa, we’re managing to keep our supply more than adequate. The rack looks better with plenty of stock, so that keeps us motivated to replenish on a regular basis. The 2 “bins” are angled just enough to keep the corks wet, and that’s also where we keep the less expensive wine for day-to-day consumption. The cubicles and the top shelf are reserved for the “good” stuff!

BTW – Believe it or not, some premium wineries are now going to screw caps. I know that they make a lot of sense, but it’s just not the same as puling a cork.

-- Bruce, San Jose, Ca

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#11 posted 03-10-2011 08:16 PM

Very nice work. Fun building the rack…fun shopping for the stock…and the most fun sitting back and enjoying the noble grape. thanks for the post!

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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