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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Building a closet wine cellar

Building a closet wine cellar can be a very simple project or quite an investment of time and money. I chose the "simple project" route and turned my office walk-in closet into a make shift wine cellar. I do want to further my project and put in a cooling system, insulation, wood flooring (instead if carpet), and some nice wine shelving or racks.

Some things one might consider when building a closet wine cellar are:

1. Keeping the temperature and humidity at the right levels
2. If you install a cooling system, you need a nice tight cellar door
3. Make sure the closet is properly insulated
4. Location of the closet should be in a cool spot of the house

As you can see here I have just started this project and have lots of wooden wine box lids that I plan to put on the walls for a more cellar like look! I place a bunch of old wine bottles on the upper shelf for decor. I plan on putting in wooden or tile flooring and insulating the walls too. The cooling system I will invest in as soon as everything else is finished.

This is just my son acting cool inside the new closet wine cellar! Little rascal!!

Unknown said...

Hi! Well, I'm sure that this post wasn't in response to our "Change The World Wednesday" challenge on repurposeful crafting but ... I love that you're using old bottles for decor and the box tops to line the walls. I think that qualifies you as a member of our "Honor Society". So, be sure to stop in tomorrow to see your name "in lights".

Great blog ... I'm now following you on twitter! :)

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