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Another repurposed piece of furniture

A friend of mine was trying to give away an old Armoire but seemed to find no takers. He called me and asked if I could turn it into a wine rack for them. It's made from knotty pine so I tried to use the samething. It turned out pretty good and they are very happy so I guess all is good.





And of course when someone comes over that they don't want to show the stash they just close the doors.



Another piece of furniture saved from the burn pile. Thanks, for looking.

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Nicely done!

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You have made that a beautiful piece of furniture.

I have never seen wine bottles stored by their necks. Do you get sufficient angle that the corks stay wet?

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Very nice indeed. I like the look of the pine. I also like the fact that you are able to take furniture and remodel or redesign it to suit another purpose. Great work.

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Thanks guys for the nice compliments it was a fun project. I built it as a unit in my shop and then took it to their house to install it. Kinda scary not having the piece in front of me to do the dry fit first.

George, the back is tilted slightly to help keep the bottles from hanging down too far and more horizontal. The air bubble in the bottle stays in top of the bottle and not in the neck. Hope that made sence.

Take a bottle and lay it on it's side the cork stays wet and the bubble will be all along the top of the bottle.

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Looks good. Never know it was converted. Guess you needed the double hinges for clearance. My only concern would be suspending the bottle only from the neck.








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Looks good. Never know it was converted. Guess you needed the double hinges for clearance. My only concern would be suspending the bottle only from the neck.











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The double hinges were already there. All I did was move the exsisting shelf up to make the top and replace the hole with the rack. Around here a lot of wine racks supend the bottles from the neck. I don't know why, I just copied their idea and went with it. The down side I see, is if you are going to store a bottle or two for a long time the sediment will not settle to the bottom ring like it is supposed to, it will settle to the side of the bottle, then when you remove the bottle from the rack the sediment will be stired up a bit.

Most of my wine doesn't last that long.

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Very nice wine rack. I just sold a really nice oak armoire on ourmoving sale. Guess i could have done same like the one you done but i don't drink.

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That is great. I love how you took something unwanted and made it useful again.
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