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Project by bigjerpare posted 04-10-2010 07:04 AM 2856 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

we were hired to rebuild this guys entire wine rack (100 lin. feet, approx.80” high) after he had a flood in his cellar, all rebuilt in very select cedar, i think we figured this guy had around 5-6000 bottles of wine down there, about half the work was done in the shop, but most consturction had to be done on sight as the finished racks wouldnt have fit down the stairwell

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada





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#1 posted 04-10-2010 07:28 AM

That is very impressive, and kudos for building most of it on-site too. I also have a tight corridor down into the basement… no fun at all.

I feel for the guy though because once you get to that level of collecting/cellaring, you’ve usually invested more money than most people would probably care to think about spending on a perishable item such as wine.

I’m surprised it was constructed out of cedar and not something more neutral (as far as imparting any sort of aromas/odors/taste, etc.) I know that cedar does occassionally get used for cellars, so this is just my opinion, but I think I would’ve personally chosen a different material because of that reason. It’s the same reason that wood shouldn’t be finished in a cellar.

Did he have a water pipe break, or a flood up through the floor, or maybe a sewage issue (I hope it wasn’t the last one)? If it did come up through the floor, hopefully he installed a couple of sump pumps along with the (re)construction of the wine cellar!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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bigjerpare

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#2 posted 04-10-2010 07:40 AM

hey thanks for the comment, the reason we actually used the cedar was because the guy wanted it exactly as it was befor the flood, and the old one was all cedar so thats what he got, i think the flood was just burst pipe, luckily no sewage( or i wouldnt have gone down there, haha) , as for all the wine down there, i heard a few 6-figure numbers gettin thrown around, so hes got quite the “investment” on his hands indeed!

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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#3 posted 04-10-2010 08:48 AM

Nice looking wine racks. Assembling on site is a pita. Did he a least offer you a drink when it was all done?

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#4 posted 04-10-2010 01:36 PM

This guy is serious about collecting. The racks look very sturdy, could you give more detail on construction?

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#5 posted 04-10-2010 06:11 PM

we built the support “ladders” in the shop, just 2 verts with a rail every 10” up or so(forget exact measurements), took those down to the cellar then laid in the rails on site, theres a “ladder” every 24” so i think there was about 60 of those in total, and 1000’s of lin feet of rail, it was crazy

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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#6 posted 04-10-2010 06:13 PM

you can see the “ladder” on the right side of pic 1, so it was one of those every 2’, all the horizontal pieces were doe on site

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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#7 posted 04-10-2010 06:14 PM

oh, and it was an Ins. job so we didnt have much contact with the owner, mainly dealt with the Ins Rep.

-- Jeremy D Pare, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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