Wine Rack

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Project by Thumper posted 1742 days ago 1805 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our house has a large dual fireplace with one side facing the living room and the other facing the kitchen. The kitchen side has an opening to store firewood. When we converted both sides to vent-free gas logs, the wood bin was orphaned. While sitting in the kitchen sucking down coffee, I had a brain cramp and though why not use the empty space to stack wine bottles. With a little more caffeine, I though why not make it look like it still was used for stacked wood. This is the end product and how I got there.

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#1 posted 1742 days ago

great design and look

curious though – does it get hot from the fireplace? wine is supposed to stay at room temperature and will get spoiled if heated up.

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#2 posted 1742 days ago

Thats quite an idea. Great ingenuity. I would wonder the same as PurpLev though…do you think the fireplace heat would affect the wine?

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1742 days ago

Really cool!

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#4 posted 1742 days ago

Now that’s creative and cool well done

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#5 posted 1742 days ago

Great idea. How do you get those brain cramps anyway. I wish I could get one. I need some fresh ideas. LOL

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#6 posted 1742 days ago

Nice! That is fantastic, I love the way it fits in with the style of the fireplace…duh…it’s logs…

-- Andy, PA ~Finding satisfaction in creation

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#7 posted 1742 days ago

The vent free is a small 20K BTU unit and there is a full six inches of firebrick between the fireplace and the wine rack. Did not find any of the bottles warm when pulled for enjoyment.

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#8 posted 1742 days ago

Quite ingenious. You could also make this a faux fire wood panel to hide a storage space that could house a safe or even install a refrigerated wine rack. Neat installation.

I’m in fireplace envy. I don’t even have one!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#9 posted 1742 days ago

Thats neat. Good thinkin.

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#11 posted 1742 days ago

Very unique design! That is thinking WAY outside the box.

Keep it up.


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#12 posted 1742 days ago

Wow unique indeed! Two thumbs up…

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#13 posted 1741 days ago

Great creativitiy, I like it. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#14 posted 1741 days ago

Man, I wish caffeine affected me like THAT! Brain Cramps indeed…

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#15 posted 1740 days ago

Hope the bottles dont get too warm.

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