Wine Cellar

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Project by unisaw2 posted 03-09-2010 09:32 PM 2972 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We wanted a rustic look of large beams for the clay hexagon tiles to sit on, and hold the wine bottles.

The beams are beveled box beams. Jointed then glued up 4/4 Shagbark Hickory to make boards 15” wide x 12’ long. These 15” boards were run thru the drum sander. Then they were beveled and biscuits were added to the bevels for alignment during glue up. Gluing these large beams took a lot of clamps and special cauls. Final box beams were 15” deep x 5” high. The backs were left open for cleats that were attached to the walls.

Finish was 3 coats of varnish.

An enjoyable project. We also made the room air tight and added a strong remote fan so that cigars could be smoked without the smoke getting into the rest of the house. The exhaust system works well, and is quiet.
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-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#1 posted 03-09-2010 10:04 PM

Crazy cool… nice work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#2 posted 03-09-2010 10:30 PM

can I come live with you?

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#3 posted 03-09-2010 10:39 PM

Chase I have first dibs


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#4 posted 03-09-2010 11:15 PM

Yes, you can all come to live with us, but unfortunately, the wine cellar is not at my house. It was done for a customer.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#5 posted 03-09-2010 11:21 PM

Where did you get the clay hexagon tiles?

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#6 posted 03-09-2010 11:30 PM

I got them from Northern Illinois Brick, in Elgin, Illinois. They were $4.20 each, back in April of 2008. Check with brick suppliers in your area. The hexagon tiles are a variation of the round clay field tiles that the farmers used to use for drainage. I have also used the round ones to hold wine bottles with success. I think you can still get the round ones, and they are a lot less money than the hexagon ones.

-- JJ - Northern Illinois

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#7 posted 03-10-2010 01:53 AM

That is just amazing. I’ve been wanting to make a bar for my basement and this looks like a dream! Great job and great creativity with the clay tile! I might have to steal the idea!

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#8 posted 03-10-2010 01:56 AM

Very nice project.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#9 posted 03-10-2010 02:17 PM

sweet, .....................that wine wouldnt last long in my house, neither would the cigars

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#10 posted 03-11-2010 04:04 AM

Great job, and mann thats a lot of wine maybe we can all come over and help drink LOL

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#11 posted 03-11-2010 04:27 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 02-04-2012 12:37 AM

very very kool. I wanna do a wine cellar (storage) in a corner of my basement one o these days. this is very kool way to do it. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 06-10-2012 11:31 PM

JJ, where did you ever find these types of tiles? Thnx in advance…...... Nevermind, I see right up above me where you already answered… lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 03-27-2017 10:51 AM

All of this work is so beautiful and nicely done. It’s very creative and displays a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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