I have never met an empty wine bottle that I didn't like. Much to the dismay of my boo, I might add. "Why are you keeping these?" he asks when he finds my stash. "I've got a plan," is my usual answer, although up until now my "plan" included a bottle cutter (no, I haven't bought a decent one yet). However, now with these ideas, I have a veritable arsenal of replies to his question, which
In theory this sounds great. Take old wine barrels, whiskey barrels or Scotch casks, disassemble them, flatten them out and use them for flooring. I'm a tad bit skeptical that you can really get these things to flatten out. A little humid weather and you may end up with a fun house floor. Fontenay is a company built around re-building floors using the discarded barrels. Reusing for wine makes icky wine.
Zero-waste Design turns 'local recyclates' into functional furniture. Case it point, this modular shelving system, which they call 'Ten Green'. They've been know to sell pieces like it on their Etsy shop, BUT they have graciously given us instructions to make our own.
What you'll need to put one module together:
Modern Cellar’s Sporadic Wall Panels turn wine bottles into sculpture. Elegant, lovely and simple. So simple, in fact, I’m thinking they’d be easily diy-able. No? The website doesn’t offer any info as to the prices of the ready-made versions, but I’m guessing they aren’t cheap. For all you interested wood workers out there, the dimensions ARE included in the individual panels’ descriptions.