Rustic Wine Rack

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Project by Holz_und_Geschichte41 posted 10-06-2013 08:28 PM 5009 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One afternoon while throwing away trash from the girlfriend’s photography studio I noticed that some had left two sizable, fully assembled fence doors against the dumpster. The wood had been weathered by the elements but in very sturdy condition. Immediately, one man’s trash is another’s treasure, I took the forsaken fences to storage and brought them home for project brain storming. The girlfriend had recently purchased a rustic wine rack from ETSY and so though why build one of very similar dimensions so that if we ever moved in together I could simply join them later into single wine storage station. She agreed and the project moved forward.

I came to find out the fence is made out of redwood which is not the cheapest thing in the world and easy to build with. So over the course of a few evenings I dissembled the fences, saved the screws for the rustic look of rusted metal screws for wine rack assembly and started building this rack. Once completed it weighs roughly 40 lbs so I used 4in long 1/4 inch thick lag bolts directly in to the wall studs for support. I placed it right over the beer brewing chest freezer which seemed very fitting. I am very happy with how it turned out and with a capacity of 15 bottles – I don’t think the two of us need much more than that!

-- Ryan, Arizona

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#1 posted 10-07-2013 08:24 PM

I like it. You did a great job giving old weathered lumber a brand new life. It will proudly live on for many more years. Who knows, it may become a family heirloom. It will probably give some of us Lumberjocks ideas for new projects. Thanks and keep making sawdust.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#2 posted 10-09-2013 02:17 PM

It’s beautiful, like the rustic and distressed look. A great addition to the house and it will keep the bottles well stored and organized. Great save and great job!

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