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Postby tookalisten » Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:24 am

With the start of the wine making side of this hobby, I realize that I soon will have an abundance of wine bottles to be stored on their sides. Without investing in another temp controlled fridge, does anyone have any links, ideas, plans, pics, souurces, etc of bulk wine racks that can be built fairly cheaply to be used in a basement area? Thanks.
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Postby KILLIAN » Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:40 pm

How big of a one are you looking for? I've been looking for one myself since I've started making wine. I haven't found one yet thats right for my liking. There are several places listed in WineMaker Magazine, I just haven't looked at their websites yet.
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Postby tookalisten » Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:13 pm

I have not checked out winemaker mag yet; I will though. I kind of like the stackable "box style" where you put a couple of bottles per box. Also, someone told me to do a search on the web for PVC pipe plans that are large enough to hold a bottle and cut the appropriate length and then stacked in a frame. It seemed simple enough; not very aesthetic; but certainly easy enough to make for a basement.
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Postby sourbeerguy » Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:36 pm

I bought this from IKEA when I was looking for a "beer" rack to store some of my more precious Belgian beers.

At the time, everything was bought by the piece (pair of verticals, shelves, etc.) so one could get as many bottle shelves or regular shelves as needed and could even daisy-chain them together for a larger installation.

Each shelf holds 8 bottles.

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Postby Backglass » Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:06 pm

I'm in the same boat with my first wine kit rapidly approaching bottling time. I was going to get two or three of THESE CUBES. Each one holds 24 bottles, and you can stain them or leave them natural.

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Postby BrewBum » Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:17 am

I love those cubes too, I have made a few with scrap lumber. Here is a plan that I will build, cheap and easy with the right tools. Mainly a table saw.

http://hometown.aol.ca/bperez/winerack/ ... k_Plan.pdf

Single sheet of 3/4" plywood and it makes a rack to hold 96 bottles.
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Postby tookalisten » Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:55 pm

These cube designs are exactly what I was looking for; thanks!
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Postby johnplctech » Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:27 am

I converted some cheap bookshelves like this...

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I like the one on the left better. It was easier to convert and is more flexible.

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Postby baltobrewer » Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:55 pm

Wow dude thatsa lotta blue bottles.

nice lookin racks.

that sounds bad...
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Postby Homegrown Hops » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:39 pm

Impressive collection John

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Postby johnplctech » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:27 am

baltobrewer wrote:Wow dude thatsa lotta blue bottles.

nice lookin racks.

that sounds bad...


That's just a few of the bottles...

What is bad?

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Postby johnplctech » Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:27 am

Homegrown Hops wrote:Impressive collection John

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Postby tookalisten » Mon May 15, 2006 7:15 pm

BrewBum wrote:I love those cubes too, I have made a few with scrap lumber. Here is a plan that I will build, cheap and easy with the right tools. Mainly a table saw.

http://hometown.aol.ca/bperez/winerack/ ... k_Plan.pdf

Single sheet of 3/4" plywood and it makes a rack to hold 96 bottles.


As an update, I did end up making this wine rack. It was simple to make and turned out very nice. I sanded and added a couple of coats of polyurethane. It was a bit time consuming cutting all the pieces; but well worth the effort. It did make me wish I had a nail gun though. The best part is that my neighbor gave me the plywood in exchange for a promise of two bottles of wine when its aged. Thanks for the link BrewBum.
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Postby BrewBum » Tue May 16, 2006 6:18 am

Glad it worked, I just bought the sheet of plywood for this project as well. Not looking forward to cutting all the tiny pieces but can't beat the price.
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I use these:

Postby atravisty » Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:34 pm

I realize that the original poster already built a unit, but if you're near an Ikea, these are excellent and hold a ton of bottles:

http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/s ... r=40047675

They are from the "Expedit" line and available in 4 colors and 3 different sizes. I use the 58 5/8 X 58 5/8 size (16 cubes) and each cube holds roughly:

18 Bordeaux bottles or 14 Burgundy bottles give or take. They are VERY well made and pretty heavy. The nice part about the design on them is that the horizontal piece is solid and the vertical dividers are the ones sectioned.

Best wishes and thanks for the other ideas !!!

Here is a link to the image:

http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/35486_PE126286_S4.jpg
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