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Project by Elvin posted 07-09-2014 05:47 PM 985 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been awhile since I’ve posted but I have been busy. This is our completed grape arbor
and wine bottle tiki torches. I used cedar for the top, redwood on the sides with a gravel base for
the chairs and our antique ashtray. Hope you enjoy.
Elvin

-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"





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#1 posted 07-09-2014 08:44 PM

Nice.

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#2 posted 07-09-2014 08:49 PM

Nice. Looks like some nice Morning Glories growing on the hedge.

I don’t see the wine bottle tiki torch very well. Is it possible to add another photo to show them clearly? I’m interested in how you made them.

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#3 posted 07-11-2014 05:48 AM

Jroot, I’ll try to get a better pic of the torches. They were a project on Pinterest. The Morning Glories belong to my wife who is the gardner. All I do is dig the holes for the plants.

-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"

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#4 posted 07-13-2014 04:05 AM

Jroot,
Try this link and see if it works.http://www.designsponge.com/2009/08/diy-project-eriks-recycled-wine-bottle-torch.html
Good luck.
El

-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"

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#5 posted 07-13-2014 12:11 PM

Thanks, Elvin. Erik’s project is really interesting. I’ll have to do some experimenting here. We certainly have enough wine bottles, as I make a lot of wine at home as it costs a fraction of what I’d pay elsewhere. We age it for at least a year before trying it, and it is quite good.

I like the fact that one can use bug repellent fluid in the wine bottles for this project, as well.

What I do worry about is the fact that the glass can break and there could potentially be a flammable liquid spill. I imagine that is why there are versions of this for sale using metal containers. However, the metal tends to rust, so one is not that much further ahead. Ying/Yang … I guess.

PS. Tell your wife that her morning glories are glorious. :)

-- jroot

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