|Project by KnotCurser||posted 09-06-2012 01:06 AM||10080 views||17 times favorited||17 comments|
So, I brew my own beer and up until now I simply stored my little gems on a shelf system in my basement.
A month or so ago, my brother asked me to supply his “Oktoberfest Party” with around six gallons of assorted beer. That wasn’t too much of a problem as I love the process of brewing!
What WAS a problem was transporting the 70 or so bottles of beer to his party – oh yeah, he lives in another state. Doh!
What I came up with was what you see here – three wooden beer crates that stack/mesh on top of each other. The horizontal pieces are placed lower than the sides so they interlock with each other – they are ROCK solid when stacked on each other!
Each crate holds 24 beers – either 12 ounce or 500ml bottles will fit fully inside – the extra tall ones stick over the top – that crate is deemed “the top one”. ;-)
The wood is 100% Reclaimed Pallets from a delivery of steel from South America to a business near my house.
Total cost – around 2 bucks worth of screws and glue. :-)
They are unfinished currently – my wife wants to decorate them with paint, etc….. I am not too sure about that though – I’ll see what she comes up with I suppose.
I also made the cardboard dividers on the band saw – lots of dust, but very accurate!
These suckers look lightweight, but if you flip them over I can easily stand on them.
PS: To the other home brewers out there – I KNOW Kegging is MUCH easier, etc….. I just like to bottle mine is all. :-)
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