Everybody loves wine, so you must have a wine cellar in your home. If you have no space as I haven't, you would enjoy this easy and cheap honeycomb (hexagonal) wine cellar including its drawers to store utensils.
Why hexagonal? There are two reasons for that: First, when you use a soft material like I've used, you need a structure (hexagonal) that make it strong enough (considering more or less 1kg for each bottle the bottom side needs to resist up to 16kg in my case). Second, hexagonal structure saves space, compared to square or triangular. And an extra: it fits perfectly my bookcase :)
Things to consider:
- If you are using wood, maybe you can choose other form (triangular, square) because its easy to cut;
- If you plan to fit some space like me (e.g. a bookcase), remember that you must take into account the thickness of the material (twice for middle parts, and once for each top/bottom side - for hexagonal structure);
- To keep a constant temperature and ban the light rays, consider to put a tinted window in front of it. In my case I wouldn't because the bottle length its greater than the bookcase length, unfortunately. So I kept the length of the wine stand as length as possible, covering almost whole bottle (you see just the neck outside it).
- 2x Paraná paper (80cm x 90cm);
- Paper glue;
- Paint (if you like);
Paraná paper (I don't know the right name for it in English) is almost a paperboard but it is massive otherwise the paperboard has a wavy paper inside.Maybe the paperboard works well if it's hard enough.
Step 1: Preparing the Paper
Before you go through this step, please visit this intelligent instructable for an easy and elegant construction: https://www.instructables.com/id/Kirigami-Honeycombs/ .This will help you to keep exactly the same size for each part. Thanks for riclamagna.
The form the hexagonal structure its very simple. If you see the draft, Fig. 1, you can form the hexagonal structure by taking semi-circles.
Each hexagonal hole you'll need a peace of 25 cm x 30 cm (6x5 cm ), like Fig. 2. Make a line mark each 5 cm in the 30 cm direction.
A pen (or pencil) mark is enough to make it easy to bend. Fig. 3-4. To help bending, use a stick, rule or the table corner.
Use a tape to keep the parts together, that forms the hexagon, until the glue drys, Fig. 5. Put glue inside and outside, and left it dry overnight.
Step 2: Putting Together
The maximum diameter supported by the hexagon is about 8.5 cm. Usually it fits almost all types of wine bottles, Fig. 1.
Now its time to put the structures together, Fig. 2. Be generous with glue here. Put glue in all side that will be glue.
Tip: Do not put the same cut side together, it will broken. You could avoid this using the tips in the previous step, using the different construction.
After that, kept they with clips, clothes clip or anything else. Let ti dries overnight.
Step 3: Drawers
To make the drawers proceed similar. It's better, after the fist measure, you try in the place. This is, as I used to call, the classical drawer problem - one drawer wont never fits another drawer place.
You can see, Fig 1 and 2, that the bottom drawers have the opening short than the its base. In comparison, the top drawers have opposite sizes.
Step 4: Manage Your Cellar
Now you could print this file and use it to classify your wines matching with their place. If you are using a huge honeycomb, may you need to use some marks for columns and rows to help you.