|Project by Gerry||posted 07-03-2012 06:56 PM||1701 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I built this wine cellar in the first year after we moved into our new house. Although I did make a plan for the construction of the wine cellar, this project became an effort in made to measure and “design in place” woodworking.
All the parts are redwood, and since true ¾” material is not available, all the pieces and parts were milled on the table saw.
I built a template for the assembly of each upright wine holding stack, to make each exactly the same. However, I did find the limitations of using the table saw only, with no jointer or planer. This small error of 1/64”, when accumulated, with 13 bottle holding spaces, resulted in a few of the stacks being off by as much as 13/64”.
Soooo, adjusting the stacks, and learning as I went, I was able to match the offsets. Happily, the result is quite pleasing to the eye.
The small room (6’ x 8’) was well insulated, and built specifically for the temp controlled environment. The 900 cu ft. capacity cooling unit install was relatively easy.
The wine cellar can hold approx 600 bottles, which is more than I can drink, so is adequate for our needs.
-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”