Carniola beer box

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Project by SanDLL posted 11-14-2013 02:38 PM 1743 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow woorworkers…

For quite some time I’ve been daily reading about current finished projects. Now I finally decided to publish one of mine.

By profession I’m a construction engineer mostly working on an architectural projects. In my spare time I have two hobbies (beside my girlfriend :) and sports) – woodworking and craft brewing. I started woodworking two years ago with mostly playhouses. I can be lucky my grandpa left me his small woodshop after he passed away. I am still knowledge short but I’m trying my best to learn as much as possible.

Our craft brewery Carniola (named by a princedom that existed from 8th century till 1918 on a land of Slovenia – mid EU) currently produces about 1000 litres per month. With goals to surpass this quantity we decided we should make a presentation boxes in which we would store 3 0,5L bottles of our Imperial porter, ESB – Extra special bitter, Brown Ale and one of our pint glasses.

The idea was to make a craft box, not a beer tote, out of quality wood. Sadly our European walnut is not as dark as American or Canadian. I also didnt like the idea of stains, wanting a natural look. After calling around I finally found a company which had a steamed acacia panels. I cut out the panels and with a scroll saw cut out the logo of our brewery. Joints were made with dowels (sadly, I still don’t have a jig for finger joints), and finish was made with two coats of homemade wax-turp finish.

The hunt for new pubs to sell our beer using this boxes was successfull :) hope you guys like them too.

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#1 posted 11-15-2013 12:22 AM

Welcome to LJs. I am also a homebrewer. I am not good enough to go pro. Good luck on your enterprise. I’ll look for your beer if I ever get to Slovenia.


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#2 posted 11-16-2013 11:50 AM

Cool, I have made wine in Pakistan and Afghanistan working there.

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