Ceiling Joist Wine racks

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Project by Windwalker21 posted 06-10-2013 04:56 PM 3715 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I love wine, although we are not the experts many other are (our thoughts are if it tastes good, we like it). The problem is that we don’t have a wine rack, much less a place to put it to store our wine.

I was working in my workshop in the basement and realized I had the perfect location: up in the ceiling joists. Our basement is unfinished, and has an eight-foot high ceiling. Using regular plywood and a drill, I made some three-bottle holders and mounted them up between the joists. They work perfectly! Up and out of the way, yet easily accessible for those “romantic” nights. The rack also works great for hard liquor bottles as well. Just cut the holes in the boards to fit the bottlenecks.

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#1 posted 06-10-2013 05:27 PM

Good use of otherwise unused space!

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#2 posted 06-10-2013 10:42 PM

Great idea for short term storage…..however, wine kept for more than a few weeks is best stored in a cool dark place with consistent temperatures; preferably around 50 degrees.Tempratures that do not vary is the most important and cooler temps slow down the aging process and visa versa.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 06-11-2013 12:28 PM

THanks for the storage tip, LesB. These are in a below-ground basement, where it’s constantly chilled (maybe not 50 degrees, but it’s a consistently cooler temp).

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#4 posted 06-12-2013 03:01 AM

I love this idea. I suddenly wish I had an unfinished basement!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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#5 posted 06-14-2013 03:00 PM

Brilliant idea! They look good, organized and a sure space saver. Well done wine racks!

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#6 posted 06-14-2013 03:02 PM

good use of space

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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