Friday, August 26, 2011

PVC Wine Bottle Holder

You know that saying- "Necessity is the Mother Of Invention"? Well that is totally the case here. Some might think that a wine bottle holder isn't a necessity but I beg to differ. I'm sort of a hoarder of wine- if I see it on clearance at the grocery store I'll grab a few bottles. It's a great way to try new wine and have some on hand for when company comes over.


In our old house we had a huge pantry and my wine hoarding wasn't an issue. In our new house we don't have a pantry, so my wine has been collecting underneath one of the cabinets. 





Hard to reach and difficult to find what I'm looking for.


So, enter this:



I saw this uber modern wine holder online at Umbra for $150 + shipping. Ouch. It's made of metal and pretty awesome, so I guess I understand the high price. Since buying is not an option I thought about how I could DIY this baby instead.

Hmmm, PVC pipe as a substitute? Yes!

And since I've been raving about my Dremel Tool lately this is a good tie in. I bought lengths at the hardware store. It was a little over $1 a foot. You can have them cut it down to the length you need so you won't have to buy a big giant long pipe. I used 4" and 1.5" pipe.

I used the plastic cutting bit of my Dremel to cut the pipe down further to 6" lengths, 6 of each size. You can use a mitre saw or hack saw to cut the pipe if you don't have a Dremel. Be sure to wear eye glasses and a mask- pipe dust gets everywhere!


Once I had all my pieces cut I used a sander so smooth out the edges. If you use a different kind of saw you might be able to skip this step, my edges were not completely even. Then clean all your pipes to get any dust or residue off.


After that I arranged my pipes in the pattern I wanted, looking at the original picture as a guide.


My main issue next was how to attach the pipes. There's plenty of ideas of how to attach them end to end, but side to side was a different story. I decided to use a mixture of screws and epoxy glue made for plastic. (*Note: I have recently learned that Pluming Adhesive would be best for this!) I used #8- 32 x 3/4" machine screws. We don't have a real hardware store in our town so this is the best Walmart had. They are long enough to fit through the 4" tubes where they connected and not to long on the ends where the 4" and 2" tubes connect. 

I marked the edges that needed screws then drilled 2 holes on either end 1" in from the ends. 




This was the hardest and most time consuming part. Marking each edge then drilling took some time but was successful in the end. After is was all together I used Locktite Epoxy Glue made for plastic (again all Walmart had- E6000 or another brand would work fine) and poured it into the crevices. Because the screws are attaching hard edge to hard edge, the joints were a little wobbly. The glue helped keep them in place. Next time I might try rubber washers and see how that does instead.


I let the glue cure for 24 hours, then it was time to paint! I used a white Rustoleum spray paint to cover any of the original markings on the PVC pipe and to disguise the screws.


Finito! Fini!


Now I can display our wine and not have to dig around for it in a cabinet. I'm like, a real wine connoisseur now.



For the pipe, screws, glue, and paint this whole project cost me around $20. Not bad for a modern wine rack!

How about you? Are most of you projects based on need?

43 comments:

Kathy C. said...

Wow! I'm impressed! That turned out great!

Tanya said...

This is so great! It will make a good Christmas gift for my mom:) Pinned it. Thanks.

Bobbie said...

You did it and it is amazing. What a great idea. It is just fabulous!!!!

Mally said...

That looks just like the original. And you can't even see the screws after painting. Looks great. I want one.

Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! said...

What a fantastic idea! turned out great. Thanks for inviting me over, I'm now following your site.

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

These look like a ton of fun to make! It turned out so well and I especially love the way they are arranged. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the crafty link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face. I hope to see you soon,
Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-6-craft-link.html

Lydia said...

Need? My husband would be so thrilled if I kept the list of projects down to what we need.

Desire is probably a better descriptor of what our projects are based upon.

Love the wine rack. Thinking it might work with condiments.....

funkytime said...

W O W!!! i love it! great job!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I love how cool and contemporary this turned out. Almost like art!

Rose and Heather said...

What a wonderful job. It would be so nice to see you at our link party Crafty lassie Tuesday at http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/ Also, we are having a cool give a way and it is so easy to enter. Hope to see you there.
Thanks Rose and Heather

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

What an awesome DIY project! I could really use this, I love my wine! :) I'd love for you to link up at my link party! Hope to see you there!

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-4.html

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

This is awesome! You did a really great job putting that together. No one would guess you made it, it looks store bought. Thanks for sharing

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is SO neat! i may have to make one for a christmas gift for someone- too cool!

Etcetorize said...

What a great project! Makes me wish I drank wine just so I could make one~

Nicole said...

I love how it looks like art with a twist of wine. ;)
Now if only I had unopened bottles of wine for this!

It inspired me though...you could make them a little shorter (less deep) and put all sorts of stuff in it. :)
Thanks for sharing!

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

This is so cool - it looks so fun and modern and yet you get the awesome pride and accomplishment feeling that comes from a DIY project and you didn't pay tons of money for it! I love it! : )

-Mel the Crafty Scientist

bailey k. said...

good job! very modern looking. i love it!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

That's clever use of PVC. My DH has tons of those cutting in the shed. Now you got me thinking.

Pinned so I don't forget this post!


If you have a moment today, please share this with my readers @Creative Juice Thursday. Hope to see you there!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Love how simple and modern this looks! Very clever use of pipes.

Tanya Anurag said...

This is gorgeous.. and for $20 it's remarkable!

We have a link-up party going on - Tea Time Thursdays @ Kreative Korner. I would really appreciate if you'd link up some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you at the party.

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/tea-time-thursdays-4.html

Margaret said...

This is beyond clever!!! I LOVE the idea! Great tutorial, too!
I would LOVE it if you'd link up to my Friday link party: T.G.I.F. (Thank God I'm Finished!) at Rummage Living!
For projects big and small! Really it's for my own benefit as I get to see all the awesome projects that are out there, haha!

Hope to see you there- great blog, by the way- I'm having such fun poking around on all your great tutorials!

xo
Margaret
www.rummageliving.com

Design DNA said...

This is a great idea, thanks for sharing!! I look forward to seeing more creative things from you in the future. I'm hosting a brand new link party if you care to stop by

http://stirizsisters.blogspot.com/

Have a great day!
Corie @ Design DNA

JC said...

Ah-mazing!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is such a cool and comtempory wine rack and you are so clever to think of it!

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday and helping to make it a success! I appreciate you and hope you wil link up again next week!

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

Wow! That is so original! I really like the way that it looks! I may have to copycat ;)

Would love for you to link it up to Fabulous Friday!

http://ohhbabydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/very-first-fabulous-friday-chalkboarded.html

Vanessa said...

Love it! Come link up at "Do Something Crafty Friday"!
http://vanessascraftynest.blogspot.com/2011/09/do-something-crafty-friday.html

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

Super creative!

I would love it if you come link this up at Scrappy Saturdays @ candacecreations.blogspot.com

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

Thanks for sharing! You are being featured this week at Lines Across My Face.
Rachel

http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/09/cure-for-common-monday-7.html

Creating Trouble said...

Wow your version looks amazing - and is clearly much more cost-effective! Wish I had the space / tools/ abilities to do projects like this!

Ellen said...

What a nice idea, I'm luvin it. And it was a nice project with a great outcome for a lovely price. Even if you don't have open space it would work nice in a cabinet also. KUDOS to you. Job well done.
Hugs,
Ellen

the cape on the corner said...

fabulous. fab.u.lous. i'd love this, and i'd love this hanging as plain ol' art, too!

Decorating with Cents said...

Dang, you're good! I definitely like....http://decoratingwcents.blogspot.com/

wine cabinet said...

Thanks for sharing! I love this tiny wine cabinet...

Karla Medina said...

what a creative project. I love this

thistlewoodfarm said...

Saw this on Hometalk and I loved it! Really creative use of something that people throw away!

blessings,
karianne

PS I pinned this to the Hometalk "DIY that Inspires Board"

Maria @ Craft Crazy Mom said...

Stopping by from CSI project! If I didn't already have a wine cabinet, I'd make my husband create this for me :)

http://yonolotiraria.blogspot.com.es said...

me encanta! creo que voy a apuntarlo a mi lista de tareas pendientes!

CoolMe by Ana said...

Great DIY, I think I'm gonna try to do it;)

nomzam said...

This is awsome wine rack! I think I should make this for my brother's birthday.

jackjack said...

I want to see this design in 12 bottle wine rack series. I became fan of it.

lindsey said...

How did you screw the screws in well in such a tight space?

Great job replicating the original. I would never know the difference!

Jenise said...

I see this project is a few years old, but it's new to me and I love it. Thought I'd drop you a note to let you know I'm featuring it on www.DIYFunIdeas.com (a hub for only the really cool DIY ideas). Here's the direct link to the post: http://diyfunideas.com/diy-modern-pvc-wine-rack/

Thanks for your amazing creativity! ~Jenise

Hickory Poscery said...

Wow! That is so creative! It looks so modern and simple, yet so cool. I love making crafts like this. I am glad that there are other people that share my interests, and it's so great when people can bounce ideas off each other. Thanks for the post!
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