Wine Rack

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Project by Thumper posted 07-16-2009 04:10 PM 2021 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 07-16-2009 04:26 PM

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 07-16-2009 04:31 PM

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 07-16-2009 04:57 PM

Really cool!

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#4 posted 07-16-2009 04:59 PM

Now that’s creative and cool well done

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#5 posted 07-16-2009 05:39 PM

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

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 07-16-2009 06:10 PM

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 07-16-2009 07:51 PM

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.

-- The major stress in retirement is choosing what t-shirt to wear

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#8 posted 07-16-2009 08:23 PM

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 07-16-2009 10:58 PM

Thats neat. Good thinkin.

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#11 posted 07-17-2009 02:54 AM

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

Keep it up.


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#12 posted 07-17-2009 03:34 AM

Wow unique indeed! Two thumbs up…

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#13 posted 07-17-2009 05:49 AM

Great creativitiy, I like it. BTKS

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

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#14 posted 07-17-2009 02:08 PM

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

-- "Lumber is just sawdust in 'solid' form!"

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#15 posted 07-18-2009 09:16 AM

Hope the bottles dont get too warm.

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