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You can find half-wine barrels in a lot of hardware and gardening stores (at least in California) and use them to create a cute wine rack, and easily transport it inside or outdoors!
In California, you can find a half barrel as low as $15 and  if you pay more than $25, you paid too much.
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Step 1: Materials

Use safety glasses while operating the drill, jigsaw and hacksaw used to make the wine barrel wine holder. Use work gloves and latex type gloves where appropriate.
Materials needed:
1- Half wine barrel
2- Marker
3- Wood glue and all-purpose adhesive
4-A pair of pliers or a screwdriver whichever is needed to loosen the top ring of the wine barrel.
5- Jigsaw
6- Drill and large drill bit(approximately half inch)
7- Wood panels for construction of the top
8- Heavy Duty handles (2, one for each side)
9- Screws/nuts for assembling the handles. The size of the screws/nuts depends on the type of handles you choose to use.
10- Wine rack insert. You can use a ready-made one or construct your own. If you plan to construct your own, you need 10 feet of 4” diameter pipe and a hacksaw to cut it into 8" long pieces.

Step 2:

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Choose a half barrel with its 2nd ring as close as possible to the bottom ring.

Step 3:

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Wearing safety glasses, locate the nails or screws holding the 3rd ring and remove them. If you see something that looks like a big nail-head, but larger (circled in the picture), it is most likely the rivet holding the ring together. Do not remove it. Wear gloves to remove the nails or screws. The 3rd ring should slide down and be easily removed. You can make garden art using this ring!

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Mark the slats that you want to remove. The section to be removed should be less than half of the circle. I would suggest removing 3 or 4 slats less than half of the circle.
tim_n2 years ago
I have an old half whisky barrel which I used to use as a bar (I put a hand pump on the back of it, barrel of beer used to sit inside the barrel.

Since I built a proper bar and don't have a wine rack, this'll be perfect!
This is pretty adorable. Was the pergo hard to work with?
fisforphantom (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago
Pergo panels snap together very easily and can be cut with the jigsaw.
If someone used a six bottle rack like you show in 8a would there be room to turn the removed slats into a door without hitting the bottle necks? Lovely build and yet another thing I need wine barrels for.
fisforphantom (author)  MissouriVillian2 years ago
Yes. You can mark the slats before cutting them so you can put them back by gluing them. Couple of small hinges can turn it to a lovely door. Great idea!