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Project by MaxS posted 08-30-2009 12:31 AM 1729 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Aside from my first house’s remodel….this project has to be the most insane I’ve ever taken on. A very good friend of mine happened to comment how much they liked a particular wine cabinet in a magazine. With hardly even a glance at it, I said I’d be happy to build it for them for the cost of materials.

Big mistake.

Huge mistake.

A month later….they took me up on my offer. Upon closer inspection on how the one in the magazine was built…I realized the whole thing was made up of just under 400 individual pieces of wood. I quite literally worked on this sucker every weekend for 10 to 12 hours per day for EIGHT MONTHS.

But in the end….it came out really nice. My friends loved it. Upon delivery we sat and drank a bottle of Opus 1….which isn’t a bad way to get paid.

-- Socrates: "I drank what?"





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Jimi_C

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#1 posted 08-30-2009 02:30 AM

Very nice, did you do the carving of the grapes too?

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#2 posted 08-30-2009 04:41 AM

No….ha…I wish I has that talent. Just a molding that happened to be ‘grape’ themed. Lucky me.

-- Socrates: "I drank what?"

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#3 posted 08-30-2009 04:58 AM

I not sure what the deal is…but I got an ‘update’ email from LesB asking/concerned about the longevity of the wine. When I come here…it doesn’t show up.

Anyway…to answer LesB’s concerns….get this.
My friend was and is a wine freak. My case held the short-term wine. In his garage, he had several HUNDRED cases of wine of all sorts. Floor to ceiling. Layers deep. Thousands upon thousands of bottles of wine.

Since then…he and his wife have opened up an extremely successful wine store south of Seattle. They are doing great and are extremely familiar with all the details of wine storage.

-- Socrates: "I drank what?"

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#4 posted 08-30-2009 05:09 AM

What I was always told was keep it out of direct sunlight, keep it cool, and keep it tilted so the cork stays moist (not too much of a concern nowadays since most bottles have non-cork corks…). But I’m sure the owners of a wine shop would know if it were bad to store that much wine in that rack :)

-- The difference between being defeated and admitting defeat is what makes all the difference in the world - Upton Sinclair, "The Jungle"

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#5 posted 08-30-2009 06:17 AM

I must ask; how was the Opus?

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#6 posted 08-30-2009 10:50 PM

wow what a big project it turned out great

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#7 posted 08-31-2009 03:49 AM

The Opus was really fantastic. Next ‘big event’ in my live…whatever it is…and I’m buying a bottle of the stuff.

Yeah….honestly….even thought they had thousands of bottles of wine….they also had/have LOTS of big parties at their house…so the whole ‘long term storage’ thing for them really wasn’t/isn’t an issue. But…yeah…you’re right….you describe the ‘proper’ way to store wine perfectly.

-- Socrates: "I drank what?"

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#8 posted 08-31-2009 04:58 AM

Nice rack.

Lots of work

Lots and lots of wine!

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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