Starting the Cellar

Discussion in 'Cellaring Beer' started by Brubaker, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Tlo4sho

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  2. jvanaus

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    I just binge-watched this entire show. Now I have to wait for the final reveal - looks great!
     
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  3. Brubaker

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    And now the post you've all been wait for.....






















    I did some painting!
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    After an unexpectedly difficult search, I found a mill selling white oak at a decent price (Lowe's/HD only sell red oak which I strongly dislike for unknown reasons). I'll be buying the lumber I need to build the bottle racks soon and then will get to work.
     
  4. preluderl

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    Looks good Brubaker! Have you ever worked with white oak? It's not the most difficult wood to work with in the word, but it can be a little contrary for someone who never has.
     
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  6. Brubaker

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    I've never really done anything with it.....Or any wood really :D

    I'm not doing anything fancy. Just ripping to length, making coves for the bottles to sit in, and then joining the racks to the legs.

    What sort of issues might I run into?
     
  7. preluderl

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    Just make sure you have very sharp blades and take your time.
     
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  8. stupac2

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    Yeah, oak is hard, it surprised me the first time I drilled into a barrel.
     
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  9. Brubaker

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    Spent some time over the last week earning my white oak merit badge. Went to the mill and picked out plenty of wood. It was harder than I expected to find boards to suit my need, but I managed. Then I set to work ripping them to my desired width (bought a ripping blade for the table saw and that made a yuuuge difference after the general purpose bladed dulled and started burning everything). I decided that I'd use 2.5" for the back boards and 1.75" for the front. After that I had to cut the coves for each bottle. Finally got that all done today. I used a 5" hole saw to get the radius I wanted for the back and then a 1.5" forstner bit for the front. Only 192 of each!

    Here's a pair of the nearly finished boards to show you what I'm going for. I'm going to leave them rough cut since I really like that look. I'll give em a light sanding to remove the fur and roundover some edges.
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    The forstner bit held it's edge for about 180 of the holes and it was slow going after that.

    Here's a pic of my garage shop:
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    Next I get to cut a fuck-ton of pocket screws.
     
  10. preluderl

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    White oak shavings errrrwhere. Great work man!
     
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  11. kevanb

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    Just bingewatched this show too, so jealous of you homeowners for being able to do something like this. City life is great, but this is one thing I wish I could do. Awesome job so far Brubaker
     
  12. Brubaker

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    Bottle racks......Assemble!

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  14. Brubaker

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    Home stretch!

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    One more shelf to add and also the bottle racks will wrap around the corner.
     
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    Can you do something like that here? My budget is very small but I won't sacrifice on quality. It will be a terrific challenge. What do you say?
     
  16. Brubaker

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    I'm willing to consult and supervise via Skype.
     
  17. powz87

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    Sounds like an episode of house hunters. I'm a part time cashier at the local BP. My budget is 9 million dollars.
     
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  18. Brubaker

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    But my ass of a wife will complain about every paint color like it's the biggest deal. I can't live in a house with beige walls OMG.
     
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  19. danbanana

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    LET'S NOT BUY THIS OTHERWISE PERFECT HOUSE BECAUSE OUR CURRENT COUCH WILL NOT FIT.

    This project is fucking great, Brubaker. But outside of the fun of the work, is there why didn't you just get pre-made wine racks and cut them to size?
     
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  20. stupac2

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    I want to know why the racks are so far apart. Are you storing jerobaums in there or something? It looks like you could fit at least 50% more in there if you wanted to.

    Also, looking at them up that high is making me anxious, I have to remind myself that not everyone lives near fault lines...
     
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