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Liquor Etagere

Discussion in 'DIY Lounge' started by Mike B, Jun 25, 2016.

  1. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Time to get rid of the ashes of the dead.

    This etagere is from my deceased mother in law, she displayed her nick knacks on it.

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    It is a heavy well made item made of bent and welded steel. The shelves are thin regular window glass though, good for ornaments but not anything serious. The thing now has 2 cremation urns as well as nick knacks on it. Since I am planning to store say 40 bottles of booze on it the shelves needed to be stronger. So I cut some 18 inch diameter half inch thick plywood and got some open weave toolbox liner and put the glass on top;

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    Looks cool eh, sorta like carbon fiber. But there is no more raised lip to help keep the bottles from falling off the shelf.

    I love the internet! Ordered up 4 of these;

    http://glasstopsdirect.com/grey-glass-round-18.php

    18 inch diameter tempered grey glass slabs a half inch thick. Yeah baby!

    And 4 of these;

    http://www.castercity.com/eshop/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=L3PB3X&ReturnTo=../cmL3-stem.htm

    Cause this thing is gonna be heavy. The casters will also raise the thing 4 inches and make the bottom shelf easier to access.

    Four shelves;

    Top - Clears - Vodka, Gin, Tequlia, Rum
    Second - Whiskies - Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Irish
    Third - Liqueurs & Brandies - Grand Marnier, Cointreau, Ouzo, Couvoisier, Galiano, Absinthe, Chambord, etc.
    Fourth - Big 1.75 liter Jugs for refilling the 750's

    This is going to be cool. Easy access, easy to find a bottle and a serious display of a serious booze collection - :)
     
  2. Rick C

    Rick C Member

    Nice! Have fun with your DIY
     
  3. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Thanks! Kelly started it. She is trying her best to get me "de-cluttered" w/o pissing me off. She's good at it too - :)

    She was thinking "bar" to organize all the booze and get rid of my shelves in the living room. Planted a seed so to say. I thought that the etagere could store a shit load of liquor and not take much floor space. Just needs stronger shelves. She thought so too, so that is the plan.


    I got a "topper" for it, a real crystal ball off ebay. Not glass, a real "smoky quartz" crystal ball.

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    That should focus all the "universal mojo" powers on my booze to make it extra good - :)
     
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  4. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I also ordered up a glass ball with a "moon finish" which is kinda cool. Looks "opal", some kind of special coating on ground glass it seems;

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    The thing does look better with a "topper" - :)

    Casters should be here Friday and the shelves just shipped today from NY, so late next week at best. Four boxes, 20 pounds each.

    The crystal ball is coming from China, so who knows? Maybe I should look into my moon ball - :)
     
  5. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    So where do they each go...
    or are you one the fence as to which one
    will get top billing for Mojo focusing.
     
  6. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I guess you didn't see the "shelf list" eh?

    Which is arranged according to usage - :)
     
  7. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    Very nice as usual Mike, and a perfect reuse of a nice piece. The iron work is very nice and reminded me of something I saw in Barcelona. This is a window grate at the Palau Guell, one of Antoni Gaudi's master works. The curls on the top of your etagere are very well done.

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  8. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Thanks!

    It's kinda cool looking and very open with easy access from many angles which should make it well suited to the application. The casters are coming tomorrow and today I'll unload it and move it to it's new home which is close to the back door where I'll take it outside for a good clean up (soap & water) and drill those 3/8" holes for the casters. Those shelves in the living room need to come down anyway to paint the walls and this helps with that end too.

    I looked these up on the internet and found that these big steel ones are not cheap. Well worth the cost of "upgrading"
     
  9. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I saw the shelf order
    My question was about the Crystal VS the Moon Ball?
    Which goes to the top. Or does the crystal topper mean reusable Bottle topper/stopper.
    I am a little slow on the uptake
     
  10. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Oh, sorry.

    I ordered the crystal off ebay but don't expect it soon and then I found the moon ball which was local stock.

    One or the other, both are kinda cool, both are 80 mm, dunno. Decisions, decisions...will have to wait and see what the crystal looks like.
     
  11. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Serious casters;

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    Not so scary looking after paint eh?

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    In it's new home in the corner;

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    The shelves should be here Thursday, bring on the shelves!
     
  12. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    looking good....paint the NUT & WASHER
     
  13. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I painted the washer. I figured that if I painted the nut the wrench would take it off.

    Go paint your own nuts - :)
     
  14. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    This is going to work well. There are 10 bottles on that shelf and it's not even crowded!

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    Just my plywood round for now, but my glass should be here tomorrow - :)
     
  15. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Glass arrived;

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    Very well packed, very nice product;

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    I'll pick up some window screen spline at the hardware store while out to lunch and install between the glass and the frame for a little "dampening" and centering. Then it's windex time and load the bottles!
     
  16. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    The Bar is Open!

    What you think? Mikey likes it - :)

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    A nice collection and lot's of room to grow;

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    And just for you Carl (me too, I'm an engineer) heater hose nut covers that also serve to damp the leg "springs"

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    Now drinking...a rum and coke of course. Kelly will be over tomorrow and we'll share a Hendrick's martini - :)
     
  17. Rick C

    Rick C Member

    Looks great. Looks like it has plenty of "spirits". Now add the seismic strap to the corner so it is stable during the next set of California shakes. :)
     
  18. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    I've thought of that and even explored it a little. Securing the top ring to the window wall only is pretty good. Which would be pretty easy too.

    If I did both walls it would be really good. Only 2 screws and 2 anchors and pretty invisible.

    Not going to do it with the carpet though, when the hardwood is put in things will not shift vertical with weight.
     
  19. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    woo-hoo

    lookin good in the neighborhood
     
  20. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    Wow Mike, I not only looks great, it works perfectly. Too bad you have to think about temblors.
     

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