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Old 10-02-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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I was watching Cinderella Man the other day, and there was a scene where they were bringing in a bunch of beer in old wooden crates. It got me thinking...these reused commercial beer boxes where I keep my beer are ugly and are a PITA, especially if they get wet. I have simply a sh*tload of scrap wood in my shop that could be put to good use...

Now, of course, I could (and will) draw up my own plans in Autocad, but does anyone know of or have plans for such a thing? Man, it'd be sweet to have stacking wooden pressure-treated crates with luan dividers.

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Old 10-02-2007, 08:34 PM   #2
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I've looked into doing this a little, but with most of my ideas for projects, I never get around to doing it. It sounds like fun though. If you need your brewery name screenprinted on the wooden boxes, just let me know!

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Old 10-02-2007, 08:42 PM   #3
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That'd be sweet. Still waiting on that logo from my brother and his friend.

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Old 10-02-2007, 08:43 PM   #4
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You could even use the wood from old wine boxes. (I snagged a few from my LLS)

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I work at a wine/beer shop and we have tons of them. Might be something to think about...

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XX: Moss Hollow Springs Sparkling Water 95: Gott Mit Uns German Pils 91b: Brown Willie's Oaked Abbey Ale 103: Merkin Stout
98: Yorkshire Special 100: Maple Porter 89: Cidre Saison 101: Steffiweizen '09 (#3)
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Wow, only a month ago.

From that thread: http://www.mullerbrau.com/beercase_album.htm?


Edit: Not mine by the way, but nicely executed.
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Those are cool but I would want my sides high enough so that they were stackable given the various sizes of bottles that I inevitably use.

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Those are cool but I would want my sides high enough so that they were stackable given the various sizes of bottles that I inevitably use.
My thoughts exactly.

Not to mention all the work that goes into toothing those corners. Ugh. I'd just as soon use mechanical fasteners (corner braces and/or screws) than spend all those hours toothing. I'm not trying to win a beauty contest...just want 'em to look nice. I'd miter and glue them before I toothed 80 corners.
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I've looked into doing this a little, but with most of my ideas for projects, I never get around to doing it. It sounds like fun though. If you need your brewery name screenprinted on the wooden boxes, just let me know!
ohhh... no, a GIANT METAL STAMP you heat to a GLOWING RED and BURN your logo into it!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!
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This is a cool idea and something I've thought of doing myself, but I've decided that my long term brewing will be mostly involve kegging. Now if I can just save up enough scratch to buy some kegs.

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