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

 
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 02:37 pm
@Frank Apisa,
Frank? You're the Tim, the ToolMan of wherever you live. Wink Space in my small apartment is limited so I have to go smaller then that.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 02:37 pm
@Butrflynet,
I have one of those horseshoe wine racks.

a) the bottles fall out
b) if you spill anything within 7 feet of it, the iron rusts and stains the counter.
DrewDad
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 02:40 pm
@tsarstepan,
http://s3.amazonaws.com/wordpress_production/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/camillestyles-wine-rack.jpg
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 02:46 pm
@DrewDad,
Ok, you made me laugh.

I have a cheesy wine rack that I don't remember where I got. No photo, but that's no loss as I'm sure you couldn't like it, Tsar. It's white, sort of scalloped wood to rest the bottles on. I flipped it, and put a board over that, and that's where my computer sits. No wine storage though.

I'll vote for the Martha Stewart take, and agree - maybe galvanized steel for the pipe? Also wondering about gutters in their various guises. Sigh, back in my area of northern california, there was a used lumber/construction material place, and they had some great old wooden gutters..
I've no idea, though, if a gutter would be wide enough as a bottle rest.
Possibly symbolic..
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Val Killmore
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 03:30 pm
@tsarstepan,
If I were you, I'd give up the idea of using something to convert it to an improvised wine rack, unless you have conveniently shaped decorative shapes lying around your house.
http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2011/09/24/cactus_wine_rack_ef6k7.jpg

http://www.instablogsimages.com/1/2011/09/24/robust_wine_rack_w9uyb.jpg


Otherwise, if you have the power tools and have some experience with woodworking, you can work on a Tower Style Wine Rack. It's a good project to take on, if you have the patience.

But since you live in an apartment, you likely won't be having power tools.

So my best advice to you would be to invest in a good wine rack (~$60- ~$150). The cheap ones will likely be just that, cheap (under the strain of more than 3 or 4 bottles, the joints will likely start to come apart).
I personally brought a wine cabinet from Wine Racks America (google it if you'd like), and although it is a bit on the expensive side, the quality is superior.
For your intentions and purposes, I think the "VintageView 6 Bottle Le Rustique Wine Rack " would be fine.
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Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 09:43 pm
http://media-cache-ec6.pinterest.com/upload/48061920993285761_ejr3Wseb_c.jpg
You could repurpose wire shelves.
http://media-cache-ec5.pinterest.com/upload/224054150182720079_h4mGgPKW_c.jpg
or you could use old copper tubing/plumbing.
http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/46091596156082580_6j2BgETQ_b.jpg
http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/51228514482483015_51W9chn2_c.jpg
Same idea as the Soz's.

http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/88101736429923819_2reWpM2I_c.jpg
Fasten any kind of tubular thing together, with a belt or stacked and glued..
http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/upload/245798092133567714_yEbIDtZh_b.jpg
http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/upload/123356477263067709_Q1SOsBdA_c.jpg
http://media-cache0.pinterest.com/upload/147141112794991088_p0Vrq8XH_c.jpg
You'd need a drill.
http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/upload/68720302520_7NADPpLa_c.jpg
If you could get a drill and a table leg, or a spindle or something else, thick with a design, you could make a replica of something like this.
http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/181481059955885196_yBJqPEhp_c.jpg
This would use even less space.
http://media-cache0.pinterest.com/upload/12173861464079339_NoHMHE0R_c.jpg
Again, this doesn't have to be metal, an old belt, a chain, whatever..

http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/59250551317115368_UMLlDlsF_c.jpg
http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/326370304215636685_gRf1DUKw_c.jpg
Some pallet wood???
http://media-cache-ec3.pinterest.com/upload/96968198196596913_wJd2jsoK_c.jpg
http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/273593746082895361_HqAQ0z5a_c.jpg
A cloth remnant, a few slats and some screws.
http://media-cache-ec5.pinterest.com/upload/150870656237368459_IVebjWxU_c.jpg
Use your old scratched vinyl.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 09:49 pm
@Ceili,
All interesting.

Me, I tend to attach a ledger to the studs - I say looking at all those boopsie bottles.

On those photos, sorry, I like ya Ceili, but most of them are way annoying.
Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 09:52 pm
@ossobuco,
I might steal a few of the ideas, but replicas.. no way. But, time and place and space are again the important things.
Just to be clear, this was for inspiration only.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 7 Dec, 2012 10:11 pm
@tsarstepan,
Make it yourself!

Film reels for sale for as little as $10 each. Get two of them for $20 bucks, small piece of nice wood, two long rods for the vertical mount and a smaller rod and two bolts for the horizontal axis that holds the two reels together.

You could probably do the whole thing for about $50.


http://www.hollywoodmegastore.com/Images/2566_Movie_Reels_Red.jpg
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