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knightshift 02-26-2009 03:50 AM

DIY Monster Bottle Tree w/ pics
 
There are some things I'd rather try to make myself than buy from someone else. So when I started looking for a bottle tree and saw how much they cost, I decided to build my own. Here's some pics:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/...medium/115.JPG

I bought a pvc pipe and used some extra drywall screws I had laying around, pre-drilled some holes and put the scews in at a 45 degrees. I spaced them from top to bottom using a couple of bottles so they wouldn't be too close or too far apart. I use four screws per level at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o'clock. Oh...and there's my faithful assistant, Luke, working hard, as usual.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/.../medium/28.JPG

Then I took hollow pvc tubeing I bought and cut them to size to put over the screws to hold the bottles. I scubbed the printing off of them before i used them. I like that i am able to pull these tubes off because i can wash them and store them until i need to use them again. I made the stand out of some left over 2x4's. the pvc pipe just slides in and out, again this is great for storage purposes when not in use.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/gallery/.../medium/39.JPG

As you can see it works great... in it's current form it holds 60 bottles, but it's tall enough to hold 80 bottles if i added more screws and tubes to it! :rockin:

oh yeah, total cost to build.....under $12.00 with the extra stuff i had. $16.00 tops if I would have had to buy everything.

What do you think?

culaslucas 02-26-2009 03:55 AM

sweet! I love DIY stuff and for some reason I never thought about building my own bottle tree. This is freaking sweet.

Simple
Functional
Cheap

Good work

llazy_llama 02-26-2009 04:03 AM

How much space is between the screws? Looks like 3 or 4 inches in the picture, but it's tough to tell.

Awesome tree! It's cheap, and it works. You don't really need much else from a bottling tree. :mug:

ottobrew 02-26-2009 05:07 AM

Nicely Done. :mug:

ohiobrewtus 02-26-2009 05:16 AM

Looking good! I don't know why I didn't think of that a long time ago.

Revvy 02-26-2009 12:51 PM

Too Cool!!! Good Job!!

:mug:

pizzaman 02-26-2009 03:02 PM

Holy Cow! I have a crap load of PVC sitting in my garage and have grown tired of only being able to stick 12 bottles at a time in my sink-drainer. Thanks for the idea!

bigjohnmilford 02-26-2009 03:09 PM

Nice job, what do you use to catch the run off when the bottles drain?

MikeG 02-26-2009 03:23 PM

That is awesome but I do think it needs a drain pan, easier for cleanup. :rockin:

Deuce 02-26-2009 03:28 PM

Do the screws try to bend or shear off at all?


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