Wine bottle stands

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Project by tonybrews posted 12-17-2012 04:33 PM 3479 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my “twist” to the balancing wine bottle stands. I shaped them like a wine glass. The 4 stands are oak, cherry, maple and black walnut. One question I always get: “Do they work with a partial bottle?” Well, I was unable to answer because, at my house, there usually aren’t any partial bottles to be found! So, I tested and made sure that it worked, along with a bottle stopper that I turned. The 5 bottle “rack” idea came up because I was looking for a design for a counter top wine rack, and really couldn’t find any plans that I really liked and I wanted to take up as little counter space as possible. So, I took the concept of the balancing stands and used it to make a 5 bottle stand (or rack). As you can see, it takes up very little space. I’m thinking of adding additional holes under to bottles to insert a couple of bottle stoppers, and a peg to hold the cork screw / opener.

-- Tony, Colorado,

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#1 posted 12-17-2012 04:41 PM

Cool idea, Is the angle and distance to the hole different to the normal (rectangle) balancers?

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 04:41 PM

Well done.

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 04:46 PM

All three are nice projects

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 05:32 PM

Nice job I like your design, you have the same problem I have with wine!!

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 05:49 PM

Simon, I used the same distances on the single stands and the multi bottle stand. I believe 6 5/8” from the bottom front edge to the center of the hole, and a 38 degree cut on the bottom.

-- Tony, Colorado,

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 07:22 PM

Outstanding… I may ’’borrow the idea’‘

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#7 posted 12-17-2012 09:27 PM

I made a few standard bottle holders for christmas but I really like your take on these! I’ll be working on next christmas’s presents real soon….I especially like the multi holder…great idea! I hope you dont have a copywright on those…..


p.s. wines are notorious for evaporating once opened….so you can’t let them sit around too long.

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#8 posted 12-17-2012 10:05 PM

So how many bottles need to stay in the “rack” at one time for it to remain balanced?

UPDATED: Nevermind, I should have looked at the 4th picture before posting :)

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#9 posted 12-22-2013 06:59 PM

Cool ideas and nice designs, great projects.

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