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What can I use to convert into an improvised wine rack?

 
 
Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 11:57 am
Looking for something cheap, sturdy, original, and with a smidgen of cleverness to turn into/convert into a wine rack. Something that can hold ... 5 to 6 bottles of wine. Any ideas?
 
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:00 pm
@tsarstepan,
Is there an IKEA nearby?

They're really good at this sort of thing.

It'd cover the cheap, sturdy, and probably smidgen of cleverness parts -- maybe not original though.

Hmmmm....

It would be pretty easy to do with any sturdy but cuttable substance. Good quality cardboard for example, decorated however you'd like.

I have a method in mind but might be hard to describe.

Basically, make notches so that .... umm.... might need to draw it.
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:01 pm
@sozobe,
Hey this looks awesome:

Edit: better link (same thing):

http://www.marthastewart.com/333157/turn-hardware-pipes-into-a-modern-wine-r
sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:14 pm
@sozobe,
sozobe wrote:


Basically, make notches so that .... umm.... might need to draw it.



Ok here's the drawing:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d130/sozobe/winerack-1.jpg

The first picture is the front view, when you're looking right at it.

The other pictures are how you construct it.

Each "X" is two pieces of (cardboard, plywood, whatever) that have notches cut in the middle, a bit more than the width of the material (like if it's 1/4 inch thick, make the notch more like 1/2 inch), exactly halfway through.

Then rotate them and join the notches.

Then connect them as shown.

You could make something perfectly usable and nice looking for super-cheap with cardboard and the right duct tape.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:17 pm
@sozobe,
There's an Ikea in Brooklyn. Should be doable for the Tsar.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/store/brooklyn
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:24 pm
@sozobe,
That's a great idea Sozobe. I'm thinking about converting the PVC piping into aluminum piping of the same width.
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squinney
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:30 pm
Sounds like you are wanting to turn something into a wine rack that would make someone say "That used to be a ___.How clever of you to make it a wine rack!" Google 'repurposed into wine rack' for some great ideas. Repurposing is fun! Cheap! Think over the door towel holder, section of pallet with pipe or cheap connector hardware. Yard sales and craigslist Free are great sources for pieces to re-purpose.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:33 pm
@tsarstepan,
As to the original question, I am an experimental physicist, so I cannot accept any construction unless it involves epoxy resin. In this spirit, I would just buy six bottles of wine in a card box. Then I would take a brush and impregnate the box with low-viscosity epoxy resin, giving it durability when it hardens. Finally I would polish the surface, think of a clever theme, and paint that theme onto the box with acrylic color.

On the other hand, epoxy resin isn't that cheap if Google is any guide. You might as well just go with Ikea.
Val Killmore
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:37 pm
@Thomas,
it's not the expense that is worry, it's about managing the mess that is created in the endeavor of coating the entire box.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:44 pm
@Thomas,
Yeah. $10, super customizable, holds 9 bottles:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/images/products/hutten--bottle-wine-rack__23766_PE090444_S4.jpg
George
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:44 pm
Cylindrical coffee containers (mine are from Trader Joe's)
and a "milk crate" style storage box (mine is from Office Depot).

Note: it's not what you'd call decorative, but I keep it in a storage room in
the basement
Val Killmore
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:46 pm
@sozobe,
But the fact of the matter is, it is repulsive to look at.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:46 pm
@George,
George wrote:

Cylindrical coffee containers (mine are from Trader Joe's)


Which would be fitting as most of our wine comes from Trader Joe's.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:48 pm
@Val Killmore,
Val Killmore wrote:

But the fact of the matter is, it is repulsive to look at.

That's why when I went to the Ikea site, I kind of flinched and closed that browser tab tout suite! Wink
George
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:49 pm
@tsarstepan,
A man of discerning, but modest tastes.
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Thomas
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 12:58 pm
@tsarstepan,
What do you think of the Martha Stewart cylinders? I personally like them best so far.
Frank Apisa
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 01:00 pm
@tsarstepan,
Here's something I made for Nancy:


http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/frankapisa/wine1.jpg

Just an investment of a few bucks...and can easily be adapted to as few bottles as you want.


Here's a close up of the device:



http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/frankapisa/wine2.jpg


And then of course, there is always this:


http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk17/frankapisa/wine3.jpg
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 01:07 pm
@tsarstepan,
Here's one that fits right in perfectly with your love of cinema...

http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://www.reeldestinations.com/images/content/300/30/7/7193390_r.jpg&sa=X&ei=3D3CULDaDOmzyQHj94FI&ved=0CAkQ8wc4-AE&usg=AFQjCNFCN_e0tthl9rVhsAKgdRw6DNnktg


And this one is made from horseshoes welded/soldered together:

http://www.google.com/url?source=imglanding&ct=img&q=http://media-cache0.pinterest.com/upload/52002570666778945_8CTaKh9x_b.jpg&sa=X&ei=_D3CUJ6kHe2byAGzw4EI&ved=0CAkQ8wc4xgI&usg=AFQjCNF_G9gyI2Yq-ACJtDkUe5ncS6n6gw
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 02:34 pm
@Butrflynet,
I saw the film reel one. It's great isn't it? Very Happy

Twas quite expensive (the one at Etsy.com) though....
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 02:35 pm
@Thomas,
Thomas wrote:

What do you think of the Martha Stewart cylinders? I personally like them best so far.

I too think they're the best. After work, I'm looking into Home Depot for variations on the Martha Stewart theme.
 

 
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