Wine Cellar

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Project by canadacooler posted 04-11-2012 10:50 PM 2785 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone, I haven’t posted any of my projects for a long long time, but that does
not mean I haven’t been busy. I plan to post most of my projects I have done in the past. So first off I will start with my most recent almost completed wine cellar. We started this project in Jan
2011 and finished about Nov 2011. The entry into the wine cellar has a tunnel ceiling made of 1/4 sawn fir flooring, I had it custom made at a shop. It’s tongue and groove, 4inches wide, random lengths all over 6’ in length so I was able to minimize the number of joints, the tunnel is approx 12’ long. Very challenging to make this ceiling fortunately the ceiling is 10 ft high in this area of the house. Other than the tunnel the rest of the work we did was the framing of the walls,building the wine racks, painting and the floor. The wine racks are made mostly of 1/4 sawn fir, some non 1/4 sawn fir was used for the sides of the racks. I had to cut the material in my shop and assemble it in the wine cellar as the racks are just too big and won’t fit through the door. The boxes are made using real wine box fronts which we purchased on Ebay, I built the boxes and added the fronts on. This was a very enjoyable project, I loved the woodworking part of the project. I did not build the doors but I did build the door frames and hang them.
The wine cellar has a capacity of approx 1000 bottles. And yes I built the truck and trailer too

-- islandworkshop

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#1 posted 04-12-2012 12:05 AM

Very impressive work

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#2 posted 04-12-2012 12:44 AM

Great work!

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#3 posted 04-12-2012 01:09 AM

well im not a wine drinker, but i love wood working, so here is the dumb question, what do you do with so much wine…i take it this is in your home…just have to try to know what one does with so much….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 04-12-2012 01:49 AM

Great project. How big is the room? You said the hall is about 12’ long, looks to be maybe 5’ wide? I don’t recall ever seeing 1/4 sawn fir here in TN. Great work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 04-12-2012 06:49 AM

I love the wine, and I am regular wine drinker. I am quite impressed with your work, you have done fabulous job. Good work, keep it up.
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#6 posted 04-12-2012 11:11 AM

That is very cool. I think the entry way tunnel adds a lot to the look. I really like the way you added the rock into the room as well. Congratulations on a beautiful wine room.

-- Mike, Western New York

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#7 posted 04-12-2012 02:08 PM


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#8 posted 04-15-2012 06:31 PM

Thanks for you kind words everyone. To Skylark53 the size of the room is 12’x12’ with 10’ ceilings and you are right the hallway is 5’ wide. To grizzman, we of course drink the wine give some away to family but not too much haha!! The wine is best aged for two yrs then we can keep it rotated by only drinking the two yr old wine. I’m not sure we will ever have a 1000 bottles in there but that is the capacity and it doesn’t hurt there is room to store emties as well.

-- islandworkshop

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