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Old 05-09-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Hay guys today at Walmart I stumbled upon some Sterilite File Crates that can serve a greater purpose...
  • Each crate easily fits 4-12oz six packs and maybe a few more bottles without the cardboard carriers.
  • They are stackable.
  • If you flip them upside down, the holes are big enough to use them to dry your bottles.
  • Each costs ~$6.50



Works for me, so I bought 3 and maybe a few more soon.
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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Could you put it up-side-down, put the bottle necks in the holes, then stack them on top of each other to make sort of an enclosed bottle tree? I'd like to see a picture of how many you stack together!
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:57 PM   #3
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Brilliant! I may have to pick a couple of these up for use as bottle trees.

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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Here they are... Note that I had to remove a few bottles in order to make the "stackable tree". I tried putting some bottles on the sides, but they were not secure.

Hope it works for you!
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:33 PM   #5
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Very nice! Props for your ingenuity! I may pick up a couple of these.

 
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:41 PM   #6
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Very nice! I was just thinking I needed to get another bottle tree as mine is full and I am storing bottles elsewhere now. Might be stopping at walmart on my way home tonight. Just out of curiosity how does a 22oz bottle hold? Is it really unstable?
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #7
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Very nice! I was just thinking I needed to get another bottle tree as mine is full and I am storing bottles elsewhere now. Might be stopping at walmart on my way home tonight. Just out of curiosity how does a 22oz bottle hold? Is it really unstable?
22oz bottles seem to hold ok. Not as stable as the 12oz bottles but not too bad. Hope the pic helps!
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #8
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Forgot to mention that the 22oz bottles are taller than the crates, so you wouldn't be able to stack them with these bottles.
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:42 AM   #9
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Any way to find these online for folks who don't have Walmarts nearby (NY City)?

 
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:06 AM   #10
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I'll stick with empty cardboard cases and washing machine for drying. Too much overhead.

 
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