Originally Posted by dibby33
I have nearly resorted to making my own wooden crates! My normal bought beer comes in cardboard cartons which don't last long.
May have to investigate the possibility of using pipes for storage.
12 bottles per pipe (or the height of your ceiling!). Would be easy to grab one before going out to a BBQ for instance. Block off the bottom end of the pipe and cut out a hole in the pipe to get a bottle out. A door could be fashioned by either a larger diameter piece of pipe or a bit of the same pipe with a small section removed. Would keep them out the light and cut down on the amount of space required. Holes could be drilled so you could see the bottle level at a glance - or drop a plumb line down the top to see how far it goes before hitting a bottle top.
Very silly idea, but somebody has to do it
now, i just have to befriend a plumber with a stack of pipes!
...must learn not to think out loud
Yeah, with the cartons I'm in the same boat.....Really what is happening is that I stored a bunch of threaded bottels and then a bunch of crown......Well, I'm getting rid of the threaded (not because they don't work, but because they just ketch in the capper and the crown is smother) and going to the crown....
The problem is that the crate that the threaded came in is shorter then the crowns so they just don't stack right.....
Honestly, I didn't want wood.....for a couple of reasons......First, I HATE EBAY.....Enough said on that. Second, I'm afraid if I ever made a crate of bombs that it would embed into the wood and stink....
Plus that there is a small problem otherwise.......I can program or fix most electronic but when it comes to hand crafting something, i'm a disaster....I can't work on motors or wood or anything to speak of.....I hate to say it but i'm a true urbanite....