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Title: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Aimless on 22 Sep 2009, 06:31
Hey guys, thought this might be something for at least some of you:

(http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FF4/C908/5Q2EUAIKWK2/FF4C9085Q2EUAIKWK2.MEDIUM.jpg)

http://www.instructables.com/id/Ten-Green---modular-shelving/

You know, with people moving to go to uni and whatnot... :)
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: NotAFanOfFenders on 22 Sep 2009, 07:08
Whoa
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: elizaknowswhatshesfor on 22 Sep 2009, 14:20
I like it. I like shelves.
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Aimless on 22 Sep 2009, 14:23
I've been working on some ideas for my room, and this whole business with wires and tension really just opened it all up for me :)

But I really like using bottles as well. Lotsa ways to vary it. Nice bottles, paint, maybe etching, or frosting and putting in some lights...
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: 0bsessions on 22 Sep 2009, 14:55
FUCK! I just threw out about forty liquor bottles that would've been really useful for this idea.
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Hat on 22 Sep 2009, 16:56
I'll stick to milk-crates thank you very much

(dope idea tho)
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: MrBlu on 22 Sep 2009, 17:09
Holy crap...

There's a butt-load of bottles downstairs I wanna do this with...
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Marauder_Pilot on 22 Sep 2009, 17:12
That is the best idea I've ever seen. I am TOTALLY making some.
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Something Witty on 22 Sep 2009, 17:16
I need new shelves and everything. Awesome.
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Spluff on 23 Sep 2009, 00:58
That is the best idea I've ever seen.

Really?
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: BeoPuppy on 23 Sep 2009, 06:09
Alcoholic IKEA FTW?
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Marauder_Pilot on 23 Sep 2009, 08:59
That is the best idea I've ever seen.

Really?

Well, best booze-bottle-shelf idea I've ever seen, at least. I mean, I'm sure I could think of a few better ideas if I sat down, but that one took priority when I saw it originally.
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Aimless on 24 Sep 2009, 19:55
Well, instructables does seem to have a lot of different takes on things to do with or for booze :-D

This is another implementation, from the same source: http://www.zero-waste.co.uk/projects/tensiontable.htm

My home-improvement activities: things to put things on or in made from things that aren't made to have things put on or in them.

I like doing it this way because 1. I live in a dorm which, while being quite lovely and now very much a home, isn't going to be anything like a permanent residence, and so 2. might be a little unncessary to fork out tons of cash to furnish it when I can 3. do it cheap and get everything to my taste (with a design theme and everything).

Or whatcha think?

Although I'll be taking some of these ideas with me when I finally decide it's time to settle down and get a real home.
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 24 Sep 2009, 22:07
I don't know if your dorm has rules against "wooden furniture," because mine did, and it was actually enforced.  Make sure you check on that beforehand, because you don't want to end up having to haul your construction to the dumpster.  Other than that possibility, it definitely sounds like a good idea.  It'll definitely give you some great experience about what you like and what you don't like, and help refine your construction skills.
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Darkbluerabbit on 24 Sep 2009, 22:41
My best friend did this years ago with Snapple Elements (anyone remember those?) bottles on top of an existing bookshelf.  I don't know if she got the idea somewhere or just came up with it, but the extra shelves are still intact, so they must be fairly stable.
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: BeoPuppy on 25 Sep 2009, 00:32
A rule ... against wooden furniture? Why?
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: 0bsessions on 25 Sep 2009, 10:04
SPLINTERS! AHHHHHH!![/b][/i]
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: KharBevNor on 25 Sep 2009, 10:29
Or,

(http://inphotos.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/fire.jpg)
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Barmymoo on 25 Sep 2009, 10:36
Mine has an outright rule on any kind of furniture whatsoever (it does supply antique wooden furniture if you want it though, so I have no idea how that is not equally as dangerous as, say, my beanbag). I'm not sure if storage boxes count but sadly I think the shelf would.
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: 0bsessions on 25 Sep 2009, 10:45
Where the fuck do you go to school? Sparta?
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Aimless on 25 Sep 2009, 11:05
That's... baffling, to me! Does it have something to do with like having to empty it over the summer or something?

My dorm came furnished (two bookshelves, a huge desk, a drawer cabinet type thing, a bed, an armchair and a regular chair, some other stuff) but I've transferred almost all of those things to my storage space.

I mean... it's my home, why wouldn't I be allowed to furnish it the way I like? *confused*
Title: Re: Liquor-shelf
Post by: Bastardous Bassist on 25 Sep 2009, 15:14
Ostensibly, it was a fire hazard issue, but all of the supplied furniture was composite wood and our shelves and stuff were normal, light wood; all of which would burn like crazy if there were an actual fire.  I pointed this out to the RA (residence adviser, if your school calls them different things) and he had no response.  Still, he was obligated to make us get rid of anything.

Snapple Elements (anyone remember those?)

We played dorm bowling with those.  I have pictures, but they all turned out crap, because my camera sucked a lot (it was one of the first affordable digital cameras).