Finally done building the cellar.

Discussion in 'Cellaring Beer' started by oldp0rt, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. oldp0rt

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    Alright. After a long time in the making, I'm happy to finally post pics of the completed cellar. Should have done a powerpoint presentation or something but bear with me on this one.

    I thought this would have taken way less time but maybe it wasn't the best project to jump into with a newborn.

    Now it's actually done, and here are the pics.

    Because of the room itself, it's not easy to take the pictures of the whole set up so you'll have to deal with the sometimes annoying angles.





    So Initially, the section of the basement was a long room with a big closet at one end. I started by ripping off the drywall from the closet and kept the walls that were already there. Then ripped some ceiling tiles out and the carpet.
    Keeping in mind that this section of the basement is my office, I put up a wall where I figured would give me enough space in both the office and cellar.


    Added front wall.
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    door was then installed
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    Then the fun part of insulating everything and passing wires.
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    then plastic when up.
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    Luckily, I had help with the 2nd step of insulation.


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    Once all the foam was installed, I taped up the joints and got everything ready for the wood that would go up.

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    Installed the unit and finished the exterior.

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    fixed up the ceiling.

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    Moving back inside. Onto the floor.

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  2. oldp0rt

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    couldn't post more than 20pics in post so double post :D



    Ready to close up the interior now.
    Ceiling's first
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    and the walls...
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    Now the fun begins.. Onto the racking..
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    And now the connecting of all the wires. I passed a new cable from the box to the cellar so that the unit would have it's own breaker.

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    Finally over.

    Tagged a few people that I promised pics to

    GrumpyOldTroll GuisseppeFranco kcherney KeKeKumba brooklyn kump The rest of them should find it.
     
  3. FEUO

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    Oh my.... :D
     
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  4. kcherney

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    What did you have to spend on the temp control unit?
     
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  5. kscaldef

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    Did you buy or build the racking?
     
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  6. davey101

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    Where's the beer!??
     
  7. kump

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    That looks incredible
     
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  8. oldp0rt

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    it was 599 at a local wine cellar shop.

    The rackings were cheap kits that come in ikea like shit. The only difference is that you get to use a nail gun. You nail together every little piece and then bolt it to the wall.
     
  9. neorunner

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    Nicely done!




    hannydawg get workin on your basement.
     
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  10. FalconA

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    Indeed.... :p


    Nice work man!
     
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  11. PsilohSaiBiN

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    You are the man. Drink any good beer during that laborious process?
     
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  12. KWMiles

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    Still plenty of room for a barbell
     
  13. stakem

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    this is the first time i saw a cellar thread with pics...that included 0 bottles of beer but still enduced a boner

    so many options for organizational arrangement, my mind cannot compute
     
  14. ant880

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    Between your cellar and OakedCanuck 's deck, you Canadians are schooling us in the fine art of "Hhnnnnnggg" this week. Nice job man!

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  15. fosterjm

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    Well done sir. Full jimmies rustled on that one!
     
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  16. neorunner

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  17. fosterjm

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  18. oldp0rt

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    More than I wanted to. This was over a period of time so I did get around to drinking a lot of stuff.


    Fine here's a tease

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  19. PsilohSaiBiN

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    Sick...so I guess you don't age stuff that isn't Lambic or c&c? I mean, you wouldn't store BCBS bombers and the like in that manner, right?

    P.S. you're one handy sonofabitch...I could've done the tile but that's where my expertise ends. Really awesome.
     
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  20. Cassihl

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    Whooaaa this is awesome. Maybe someday I'll have a house where I can do something similar.
     
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