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Offline David

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Eraseable Beer Crates
« on: September 02, 2017, 04:13:30 PM »
I have only been brewing for a couple of years now and have had enough with storing my bottles in the flimsy  boxes they came in. I decided to build wooden crates. To improve the crates a bit more, I took an idea from my wife's DIY crafting projects and painted each end with chalkboard paint. This allows me to write all the pertinent information on what is currently in the crate, and then erase it when the crate is re-used for another brew.
I have made two sizes, one holds twelve 22 oz. bottles, the other holds twenty-four 12 oz. bottles.

Some photos of the 22 oz. crates:

Offline Ale Farmer

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Re: Eraseable Beer Crates
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 06:25:22 PM »
Great idea--both the wooden boxes and the use of chalkboard paint. I store my cardboard boxes/plastic milk crates in a small cellar room, and your boxes would make it much easier for me to quickly figure out what is where. I might just steal your idea in the future.

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Re: Eraseable Beer Crates
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2017, 04:54:44 AM »
Nice job!  I like the chalkboard paint idea.

I started a project like that once but "life" got in the way and it never got finished.  All the wood was used for other things years ago.

Where the heck are we going?  And what's with this hand basket?

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Re: Eraseable Beer Crates
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2017, 12:17:01 PM »
I know what I'm making tomarrow GREAT JOB