Wine Cellar

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Project by Gerry posted 07-03-2012 06:56 PM 2454 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this wine cellar in the first year after we moved into our new house. Although I did make a plan for the construction of the wine cellar, this project became an effort in made to measure and “design in place” woodworking.

All the parts are redwood, and since true ¾” material is not available, all the pieces and parts were milled on the table saw.

I built a template for the assembly of each upright wine holding stack, to make each exactly the same. However, I did find the limitations of using the table saw only, with no jointer or planer. This small error of 1/64”, when accumulated, with 13 bottle holding spaces, resulted in a few of the stacks being off by as much as 13/64”.

Soooo, adjusting the stacks, and learning as I went, I was able to match the offsets. Happily, the result is quite pleasing to the eye.

The small room (6’ x 8’) was well insulated, and built specifically for the temp controlled environment. The 900 cu ft. capacity cooling unit install was relatively easy.

The wine cellar can hold approx 600 bottles, which is more than I can drink, so is adequate for our needs.

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#1 posted 07-03-2012 07:56 PM

Very nice, almost makes me want to start drinking wine. :)

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#2 posted 07-03-2012 09:27 PM

Sometimes I wonder Gerry, do we rule the wood or, does it rule us? Sounds like in this case the wood won out but not really, ultimately you made yourself a great wine cellar. Well done.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 07-03-2012 11:59 PM

Beautiful job and well designed too.

I’d gloat if I were you….every chance you get! LOL

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

View Vince's profile


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#4 posted 07-04-2012 06:30 AM

Nice work….I would love to have that in my house. Maybe when a kid or two move out.
Thanks for sharing this project.

-- Vince

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#5 posted 07-04-2012 12:25 PM

Great work! Looks fuin and a great conversation peice. When is happy hour?

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 07-04-2012 10:29 PM

Thank you all for your kind words.

Lenny, I keep on learning the same lesson over and over.


Happy to hear from you!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 01:16 AM

See ya in the morning—-If I don’t forget .

-- CPT Bill - No matter how many times I cut still comes up short !

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