Beer bottle cases

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These are wooden beer cases made for the “family brewer” who is also an accomplished woodworker dedicated to multiple hobbies with no time to build them himself. 3/4” maple plywood for the cases, 1/4” maple ply for the bottle separators and resawn leftover oak flooring for the bottoms.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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Paul Pomerleau

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#1 posted 01-14-2011 06:18 PM

Hey that’s what I need… :)
Great Idea !!!

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#2 posted 01-14-2011 06:27 PM

The beer cases are better when they come with 24 full bottles of beer.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#3 posted 01-14-2011 06:30 PM

What a nice gift for the hophead in the family.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Bob, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-14-2011 07:22 PM

Great idea John! I used to brew my own and these sure beat the old standby cardboard boxes! Classy!

-- 73, Bob

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#5 posted 01-14-2011 07:28 PM

Just be sure you’ve got drainage holes for those bottles that get over-carbonated and blow their tops.

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#6 posted 01-14-2011 07:36 PM

Clay, There’s a drain in the bottom with a small container to catch any spillage. Can’t waste any sweet brew.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#7 posted 01-14-2011 08:21 PM

Send me a case, fully loaded, I need to check out your joints. LOL

-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.

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#8 posted 01-14-2011 08:25 PM

I would but my joints are shot at this stage in my life and I can’t pick up a full case. Sorry

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#9 posted 01-14-2011 08:34 PM

That’s what I need and some beers
but aren’t they too heavy ???

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#10 posted 01-14-2011 08:35 PM

I would be proud to carry my Moose Drool (brown ale) in these cases.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#11 posted 01-14-2011 08:40 PM

classic :-)
looking alot better than those plastic cases they use in europe now


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#12 posted 01-14-2011 10:16 PM

Making beer could be a pretty good hobby to take up. It would save quite a lot of money and that money could be spent on more tools. Nice job on those cases. :)

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#13 posted 01-14-2011 11:00 PM

Oh man, set this as the new standard please, I can’t stand the plastic cases anymore!
This is the real thing!

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#14 posted 01-14-2011 11:46 PM

Wooden beer, soda, milk, etc. cases were the standard in the old days, as my wife reminded me. I’ll be making a few more of them this week. He ages some of the beer in the bottles, so he likes the cases to have high sides to keep the light out. I might make a few with lower sides for “traveling”. I like to use my leftover sheet good for these. The resawn oak bottoms are nice (leftover flooring). They are 5 slats 3” wide with the rough sawn face up with abut 3/8” space between the them. I don’t plane them to thickness, I just use a slotting cutter in the router table to dimension the tongue on the ends to fit the dado in the sides.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#15 posted 01-15-2011 05:45 AM

I like the boxes, but my beer doesn’t last long enough. Nice work.

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

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