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wood boxes-what to do?

#1 Post by mark rudner » September 27th, 2020, 10:00 am

so after decades of collecting i've still got a lot of boxes i just couldn't toss.
i still don't know what to do with them.
what do you folks do?
i was going to line a wall with them. build a bar. lots of things that never did and never will happen.
firewood?

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#2 Post by NED VALOIS » September 27th, 2020, 10:11 am

Yup!

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#3 Post by ChrisJames » September 27th, 2020, 10:17 am

They make outstanding kindling. But you have to account for the nails if you are going to use the ash in your compost.

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#4 Post by Kevin G. » September 27th, 2020, 10:19 am

Vinyl storage. Sadly, this box didn‘t come with wine.
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#5 Post by Sjmotta » September 27th, 2020, 10:49 am

Thread drift, but what OWC can you just not bear to throw away/firewood/etc.? For me, these have just become part of my office decor:
- Next Of Kyn
- Bond
- M. Etain
- Third Twin

And then there was the OWC for Fairchild’s Stones No. 1 - that box was built like a piece of furniture.
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#6 Post by MichaelLee » September 27th, 2020, 10:54 am

Make a treehouse
Make a doghouse
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Just recycle
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#7 Post by Kelly Walker » September 27th, 2020, 11:01 am

We use every one. Almost all of our under and above cabinet storage is wine boxes. I use them extensively in the greenhouse and garden. Great for potting and re-potting activities. In the garage I must have 15 12-btl OWC boxes I use for parts and storage. My wife seems to find a use for every one, no matter how many we have accumulated.
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#8 Post by mark rudner » September 27th, 2020, 11:34 am

Kelly Walker wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 11:01 am
We use every one. Almost all of our under and above cabinet storage is wine boxes. I use them extensively in the greenhouse and garden. Great for potting and re-potting activities. In the garage I must have 15 12-btl OWC boxes I use for parts and storage. My wife seems to find a use for every one, no matter how many we have accumulated.
thanks kelly
sounds like a perfect solution [cheers.gif]

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#9 Post by Anthony C » September 27th, 2020, 12:26 pm

Not cases, but I was saving bottles for similar stuff. Had like 200 of them thinking I'd do a retaining wall or decorative wall/ceiling indoors. Never happened. Didn't help that they kept threatening to stop recycling them, but they just piled up.

Now I'm just saving the "wall of fame" ones and making occasional crafts from them (candles, drinking glasses, small lamp) but am recycling them a dozen or so a week.

The owner of my local wine shop used all his cases to be stair risers and wall decor when he built his new shop. Turned out pretty nice.
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#10 Post by Victor Hong » September 27th, 2020, 2:17 pm

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#11 Post by lleichtman » September 27th, 2020, 2:30 pm

We made bird houses out of three of them.
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#13 Post by Bob Davis » September 28th, 2020, 6:03 am

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#14 Post by Anthony C » September 28th, 2020, 6:21 am

Very nice.

Except for the Penguins stickers :)
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#15 Post by R M Kriete » September 28th, 2020, 6:33 am

If you have any left, be sure to cover that Steeler's logo neener

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#16 Post by Markus S » September 28th, 2020, 6:35 am

Store, uh, Wine in them?
Build chicken coop.
Make a plank road.
Line them to make little raised bed gardens for a high-rise apartment.
Patch the holes in your siding.
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#17 Post by etomasi » September 28th, 2020, 9:26 am

Well, I don't know where you li, bveut you can always offer them on freecycle or the free section of craigslist. People always want them.

or just sit them out front of your house as an offering to the city gods. They usually disappear.
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#18 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » September 28th, 2020, 9:38 am

Mark,

You're on LI right?

Wood boxes are not quite as ubiquitous as they once were. Especially if you have 'keepers' you could easily sell them on Craigslist. 1st Growths, cults and other 'top' wines could fetch $25per or more.
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#19 Post by Bob Davis » September 28th, 2020, 9:55 am

R M Kriete wrote:
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It makes a lot of neighbors’ heads explode. champagne.gif

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#20 Post by Bob Davis » September 28th, 2020, 11:27 am

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 9:38 am
Mark,

You're on LI right?

Wood boxes are not quite as ubiquitous as they once were. Especially if you have 'keepers' you could easily sell them on Craigslist. 1st Growths, cults and other 'top' wines could fetch $25per or more.
That was our experience. A lot of wine shops don’t want to deal with the boxes. I even contacted MacArthurs in DC and they just toss them out every Monday and people are free to go get them.

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#21 Post by dsimmons » September 28th, 2020, 11:45 am

The wife is a scrapbooker. She uses them to store her tons of stuff.
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#22 Post by dsGriswold » September 28th, 2020, 12:41 pm

Years ago on of my employees came back with a van full of boxes from the local wine shop, they made great for parts storage, kids, now the grand kids use them for what ever.
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#23 Post by mark rudner » September 28th, 2020, 1:06 pm

Brent C l a y t o n wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 9:38 am
Mark,

You're on LI right?

Wood boxes are not quite as ubiquitous as they once were. Especially if you have 'keepers' you could easily sell them on Craigslist. 1st Growths, cults and other 'top' wines could fetch $25per or more.
the sqn/nok boxes are like artwork
and yes. on li
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#24 Post by Marshall Manning » September 28th, 2020, 1:08 pm

They work nicely to hold miscellaneous items in the garage. We have boxes for light bulbs, car fluids, yard supplies, etc.
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#25 Post by danupdike » September 28th, 2020, 1:25 pm

The 12 bottle rectangular boxes I have knocked the bottom & top out of just leaving the four sides, painted them, and used them for above ground gardening.
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#26 Post by Paul Jaouen » September 29th, 2020, 6:58 am

I use them for extra planting. I have one with peppers and one with cantaloupes this year.
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#27 Post by ChrisL » September 29th, 2020, 1:20 pm

I used mine to hold some potted herbs on my apartment balcony, they only really held up for about 3 months before the conditions got to them and warped all the sides. Now they hold dog toys!
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#28 Post by ericskitei » September 29th, 2020, 1:26 pm

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#29 Post by Marshall Manning » September 29th, 2020, 2:01 pm

ericskitei wrote:
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#30 Post by Marlon F » September 29th, 2020, 2:32 pm

this topic has some great ideas as well: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=159027&p=3042761&hi ... d#p3042761
I have seen some great stuff in pinterest as well
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#31 Post by T. Williams » September 29th, 2020, 4:17 pm

I broke mine down and they are now the ceiling of my wine cellar. Some are also for bulk storage in the both the root and wine cellar. The rest go to the scrap pile.
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#32 Post by D@vid Bu3ker » September 29th, 2020, 4:44 pm

Markus S wrote:
September 28th, 2020, 6:35 am
Store, uh, Wine in them?
Build chicken coop.
Make a plank road.
Line them to make little raised bed gardens for a high-rise apartment.
Patch the holes in your siding.
I use them for small raised beds in my back yard.

Sadly, I also save a few to use as coffins for departed pets.
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