Sun, Aug 24, 2003, 6:23pm (EDT-3) ragged email@example.com (Fats)
Hi...just wondering if anyone knows of a good plan for a wine rack?
Next I suppose you want plans. Try this.
If those don't suit, maybe one of these will.
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I have created a simple, inexpenseive and expandable wine rack system. It's
note wood, but . . .
4" rigid drain line (white outside/black inside) ~$4.00/10ft length
11 small (~4-6") cable ties / 10ft of drain line
(1 section of drail line is enough material for 11 slots in the wine
Saw (I used a chop saw, but a hand saw and/or sharp utility knife would
Drill Motor & 1/4" drill bit
Fine Sand Paper
Soap & Water
Cut Tubes to length: Use the saw to cut the drain line into 10" sections. I
used a crop-saw with a stop block.
Create hole-guide template: Cut a piece of newspaper approximately 2" wide.
Wrap the paper around the tube and mark where it overlaps (length will equal
the outside perimiter of the tube.) Fold this in half and mark the mid
point. Punch a hole ~1" in from the edge of the paper at the mid and end
Mark Straight line: on the length of the tube: Draw the line roughly 2" long
on each end (use a right angle & straight edge, such as the fence of a table
saw, to get a straigh line ie: |o )
Mark Dill points on the tube: Using the hole guide, the two points on each
end of the tubes. Be sure to align the drill guide with the striaght line.
This will ensure that the holes are opposite of each other.
Drill Holes: Drill the four holes on each tube. Since the holes are larger
than the cable ties, absolute accuracy is not important.
Sand and Clean Tubes: Lightly sand the ends of each tube to remove sharp
edges and saw marks. Also clean up holes. (Utility knife is also an option
to clean up rought saw cuts and drill flashing.)
Group Tubes: Attached tubes together with cable ties to create a singe row
of tubes the desired length. (ie: OOOOO) Be sure that the large end of the
cable tie ends-up on the outside wall of the connected tubes. Trim excess
cable tie material.
Stack Rows of Tubes: Stack groups of tubes and fill with desired beverages!
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Alrighty, then. That covers the storage needs for your
wife's bottles of Chateau Lafite Rothschild wines, but
what about the $7 bag of wine-in-a-box you took home
last night? How do you store multiples of those?
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What kind of rigid drain pipe are you talking about? I have never seen
white outside/black inside. And cut it with a utility knife? Not the PVC
I have seen. And, why not just glue the pipes together? And, are you
using 12" chop saw?
I used a 10 in. chop saw and rotated the pipe a little. I used the thin wall
I built a frame with doors and have 16 sections to a row and 8 rows high.
I put a dab of PC glue at the points where the pipe touched each other.
Have it filled up with fig, blackberry, blueberry and Norton grape wine.
The Drian pipe is not the solid PVC. It is sort-of corrigated and comes in
2 versions. One with holes drilled ~ 6" apart, one without the doles.
As far as the cutting, a box cutter would work, but I used a 10" chop saw
and did a little rotating action to complete the cut. I also used the
utility knife to clean up some of the rough edges.
One could glue the pieves together, but this way it was more modular.
I hope that helps.
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