Around our house, we've usually got a couple bottles of wine at any given time. We're always looking for good ways to reuse them, mainly because we like the look of wine bottles. We've used them as plant nannies (doesn't really work without the terracotta part, we found out), candle holders, and vases, but we might turn to this project next... Zero-Waste Design manufactures tables and shelving from local recyclables.
We think that the beer bottle shelves might be a little too college dorm-room quirky in our place, though maybe we'll make one for our younger brother. But we can see the wine bottle shelves or coffee table fitting in right at home. The warmth of the glass might also be complimented if you used rustic reclaimed barnwood for the planks, or a dark high-gloss espresso-colored stain would give it a sharp, clean look.
Originally published 2008-10-02 - CB