Wine Box Rack

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My friend’s parents previously owned a wine store in New York state. While hanging out at her house one day, many years ago, my eyes caught a unique wooden wine box with a matching lid by her bookshelves. I have (not too subtly) coveted it ever since.

Me: I really like that box.

Friend: I know.

Me: Ready to part with it yet?

Friend: You can have the lid.

Me: Thanks!

(Pause)

Me: I really like that box.

I’ve asked local wine stores multiple times if they have boxes like that. Apparently, wooden wine boxes are a hot commodity. The managers repeatedly tell me that it’s first come, first serve – if they have the boxes and someone asks, that person gets them. I haven’t had good timing so far.

Said friend is now moving, and dropped off some items last week for our neighborhood garage sale.  I can’t tell you a single thing that was in that pile, other than the wooden wine box.

Me: Um. Do I get to keep the box?

Friend: Yes.  (After 12 years, I wore her down.)

It felt like Christmas morning. This amazing Bonterra box was allllllllll mine. I cut four glass holders (2 in the top, 2 in the bottom), sanded it, and stained the interior, and loved it so much I can’t bear to sell it. It’s the perfect wall piece for some extra glasses, dipping oils, and fancy vinegars.  To mount it to the wall, I located two studs and drilled screws through the box, directly into the studs. Secure.

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I’m optimistic that I’ll wear down the wine store managers in less than 12 years to be able to get more boxes.

 

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About Mel

My name is Mel, and I split my time living, working and playing in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern Vermont. I'm a reclaimed wood artist who loves to continually find ways to repurpose wood and give it new life. "Nature Calls: Reclaimed Wood Designs" is my business dedicated to doing that! Thanks for stopping by!
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