2.02.2015

Airstream wine rack

Hello everyone! So I have a side project Ive been hired to do for a friends airstream. This is a 22 foot 2001 international airstream that belongs to a friend of ours and I have been asked to remodel the seating area and install a wine rack. Also I will be adding a upper shelf for a TV, a drop down leaf and replacing the curtains in the front. 


                                                                                                                    



Custom Wine Rack

Here is the first finished install. This was the storage for the wall divider. When closed, it would house the accordion door. She decided she likes the idea of having a curtain attached on the other side of the airstream instead. A curtain divider will be easier to use and enhance the inside appearance of the airstream. The area where the door was would no longer be needed and I suggested installing a wine rack in its place. She was totally on-board for the idea so I started on the design.



Finished result:


 Before:

Closed:                                                                                                          Open:
     

First I removed the accordion door and extended the closet wall by 2.5" giving the bottles more room and allowing them to sit at a 45 degree angle. Next I started making each holder with routed in LED lighting.



After each holder was covered in trunk lining I attached them to the side support (left side of the inside wall of the closet)




It looks strange right now but it will all come together in the end. 

 Here is the unit propped up in the workshop. I added some wine bottles to make sure everything was on par




After the unit was basically built I made leather button straps for each holder to secure the bottles during towing.

8 made for each bottle
Installed chrome buttons


Functional and stylish! 

















Final results: AWESOME!

 LED lighting came out perfect. 




It took about 2 days to design and complete. Holds 8 bottles and has 27 LED lights. Also I added a trip switch at the top of the rack that activated when the door is closed. LED lights automatically come on as soon as the door is open about 1"

1 comment:

  1. Love the wine rack!!! So custom! Are you on FB or IG? Would love to see more of your work & update Airstream pics!! Cathy

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