According to recent reports American consumers are celebrating more often with a bottle of wine. More wine means more wine racks.. More wine rack production means more waste, higher carbon footprint… yada..yada. How much wine do we drink? A lot.. like $13.3 billion in off- premise sales in 2012. 57% of wine drinkers drink wine consistently, meaning weekly or monthly.
Since we are becoming a nation of wine drinking, we can have our wine and store it too in an eco-friendly way.
Remember all those bed springs and mattresses, that nobody wants? If you are big wine collector, check the the next two ways you can reuse mattresses and make into wine racks.
Have some extra boards or fencing around? This eco friendly wine rack is reusing old wood and check out the railroad nails as holders
Pallets are free and very easy to find on such sites as craigslist. The next few wine racks are made from pallets/
For a Tutorial on How To Build a Wine Rack From Pallets, click here.
Tin cans are a dime a dozen.. we like the colorful painted wine rack just from opening hip both sides of the can.
Many people probably got new skis and snowboards for Christmas. The next two wine rack examples can be reused from skis, (all kinds) snowboards, skateboards and even surfboards.
This is handy and great for small spaces. Reuse a large piece of wood, make a table from pipes, yes, those are plumbing pipes and hang your wine underneath. This is a great space saver.
Have some old vinyl records hanging around and just don’t want to trash them.
The ultimate is the whole wine cellar made with reclaimed materials.