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Old 12-08-2007, 02:39 AM   #21
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It looks like it is going to be some where between $15 and $20 per crate. I am still negotiating the details, so I can not say what the exact price will be yet. I know that I will be picking up about 20 of them for myself, and may approach a few of my LHBS owners to see if they might be interested in picking up a few to see if they will sell. I figure, those bottles that I did not get for free from friends, or off of Craigslist, I paid about $11 a case for, so it is worth it to me to pay some more to keep them safe, clean, organized, and easy to transport.

I currently have one of these boxes, and it is awesome. Strong, fairly light, durable, made out of pine, has a nice classic look to it, and protects my bottles. The only thing I hate more than broken glass all over the place is my hard work draining away with that broken glass. Now that is truly abusing alcohol.



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The biggest expence in making the box's is going to be the plywood used. He used 3/4" Birch plywood (furniture grade) which is like 50.00 a sheet. And you may only be able to get 4 box's out of a sheet. But those are really cool. Maybe next time i can perminitly borrow some lumber from a job i may build me some. my card board box's are starting to fall apart.



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The biggest expence in making the box's is going to be the plywood used. He used 3/4" Birch plywood (furniture grade) which is like 50.00 a sheet. And you may only be able to get 4 box's out of a sheet.
That is why I am not as fond of that design, the bottles are not fully protected, because the materials are too expensive to build a full box.
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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.
It's called a box joint. If you were trying to win beuty contest, you'd use a half blind dovetail joint. But the box joint is a LOT easier to make. If you have a table saw, it's not hard to build a box joint jig with scrap lumber. Then you just through the two bords that make up your corner in the jig, make 5 or siz passes with your dado blade, and whala it's a corner. Doesn't take long really, once you got the jig built.
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The biggest expence in making the box's is going to be the plywood used. He used 3/4" Birch plywood (furniture grade) which is like 50.00 a sheet. And you may only be able to get 4 box's out of a sheet. But those are really cool. Maybe next time i can perminitly borrow some lumber from a job i may build me some. my card board box's are starting to fall apart.
Home Depot has a cheeper birch plywood. It's about $28 a sheet. It's not furniture grade, but it would do well for a project like this. I haven't used it though, so I don't know how many voids are in it.
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I know that lowes has that too. most of the lumber i've got from both hasn't been much different. no to many voids at all. my biggest complant w/ both places is the quality of the 2x4 and 2x6. I've started shoping at 84 lumber. i'll check there on price per-sheet. i need to get a piece for my other project, a poker table that i'm going to be building for the bar.

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Made these today. Looks like I can get ten out of a sheet of plywood. Use masonite for the bottom. Since it only holds 12 I wasnt worried about the bottom being super strong.

I dont know if you can tell but they do lock into each other when stacked.

So $30 for the birch plywood and $20 for the masonite puts me at $5 a crate.

I wasnt going to mess with box toothing or dove tails. Yeah it will look nice but some wood glue and a few finishing nails is strong enough.


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