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Old 01-01-2018, 10:13 PM   #1
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Liquor bottle storage ideas

I have a standard cabinet that Id like to be the bar cabinet and typically travel with 3 or 4 various liquor bottles aboard. But how can make this both safe during travel and attractive when at camp.

I am considering making my own leaning rack with concaved top edge but maybe there is a simpler solution from the experts here?

Thanks in advance for any tips / tricks
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:11 PM   #2
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Maybe line the racks with rubber drawer liner. Bungee cord or velcro over the top for transport.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:29 PM   #3
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You can get a wine case to keep bottles in for going down the road. i will often use packs of soda or water bottles to hold things in place. Also, get plastic bottles instead of glass whenever possible. the rubber liners keep things from sliding not tipping over.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:58 PM   #4
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I have a standard cabinet that I’d like to be the bar cabinet and typically travel with 3 or 4 various liquor bottles aboard. But how can make this both safe during travel and attractive when at camp.

I am considering making my own leaning rack with concaved top edge but maybe there is a simpler solution from the experts here?

Thanks in advance for any tips / tricks
Start with the 3 or 4 bottle types/shapes you want to stay with. Line them up in the order you wish and measure the length of the line, add what ever dimension you need for an upright at each end and to fit into the cabinet you desire. Cut a bottom board, add a second board on top of that with cutouts for the bottle bottoms to fit in. Now, make a 3rd board with holes for the bottles to fit down through. Attach the ends and you should have something the bottles can fit into without any problem. Now, that's the simple part ~ expand on that for shape, type of wood, color, finish and so on. Can be hinged to lay out forward with a lock when in upright position if desired.

Remember, you can always refill the bottles which you have made the rack for ~ so you definitely can stay with the original bottles of your choice.

Many years ago, I made something similar as a stand-up rifle rack and added felt between the 2 bottom boards before securing them together.
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Old 01-02-2018, 07:12 AM   #5
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Start with the 3 or 4 bottle types/shapes you want to stay with. Line them up in the order you wish and measure the length of the line, add what ever dimension you need for an upright at each end and to fit into the cabinet you desire. Cut a bottom board, add a second board on top of that with cutouts for the bottle bottoms to fit in. Now, make a 3rd board with holes for the bottles to fit down through. Attach the ends and you should have something the bottles can fit into without any problem. Now, that's the simple part ~ expand on that for shape, type of wood, color, finish and so on. Can be hinged to lay out forward with a lock when in upright position if desired.

Remember, you can always refill the bottles which you have made the rack for ~ so you definitely can stay with the original bottles of your choice.

Many years ago, I made something similar as a stand-up rifle rack and added felt between the 2 bottom boards before securing them together.


I think this is the route Im headed. Thanks! Ill post a picture when done which might be a few weeks till I get to it.
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:44 PM   #6
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We have a leather foot stool that will hold Lg bottles..It has a removable top..Got it at Wally Mart..About 18" sq
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So the real question is to me is: How do you keep the liquor from getting too hot while on the road? When it gets over 110 degrees, I bet some of the complex molecules start breaking down. Wide temp swings is going to cause wine to expand and contract, possibly drawing air thru the cork and start the oxidation process.
I keep wine and whiskey in the fridge, to the DW's displeasure, since the stuff takes up precious fridge room.
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So the real question is to me is: How do you keep the liquor from getting too hot while on the road? When it gets over 110 degrees, I bet some of the complex molecules start breaking down. Wide temp swings is going to cause wine to expand and contract, possibly drawing air thru the cork and start the oxidation process.
I keep wine and whiskey in the fridge, to the DW's displeasure, since the stuff takes up precious fridge room.
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I don't understand about wine & liquor getting or being in temps over 110*F. If wine has a cork, I always thought it should be stored with the bottle on it's side to prevent the cork from drying out.
I surely do not understand about liquor being exposed to such a high heat unless purchasing large amounts and not consumed within a timely fashion. After all, I mean ~ how is are the spirits transported to our local stores for us to purchase?
Have never seen refrigerated liquor haulers, but maybe I'm not looking that close. Keep DW happy and store your brew in a cooler instead of the fridge.

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I have a standard cabinet that Id like to be the bar cabinet and typically travel with 3 or 4 various liquor bottles aboard. But how can make this both safe during travel and attractive when at camp.

I am considering making my own leaning rack with concaved top edge but maybe there is a simpler solution from the experts here?

Thanks in advance for any tips / tricks
So far the advice has been good, rubber non-slip mats on the shelves stop things sliding around, bungee cords help to contain them upright. I also use very thin MDF sheets cut into sections with notches so they slot together to make dividers, like you see in crates and other packaging. I started by using cardboard but eventually went to the more robust MDF. This stops the bottles from crashing into each other. All the pantry shelves have this arrangement. I also have foam containers/boxes/crates (like those that fruit and vege come to shops in and with a lid) as a container/cellar, with high density foam rubber as dividers, parked under the bed, with cleats on the floor to act as placement devices to stop the cellar from sliding around. This is the driest, coolest and most stable place in the van, which is what wine needs. The can storage is next to the 'wine cellar'.
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Travelling with liquors and wine made easy.

Get an empty box from your local liquor store and pack your bottles in.

After all, that's the way they travel all over the world.
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