View Full Version : My VinoTemp 18 Build !

07-02-2014, 10:49 AM
Awhile back I posted a thread asking about who had a VinoTemp 18 .
how it worked for them and suggestions on drawers/trays ect.

On that thread I got a lot of great ideas and help in deciding on what I would do .
Great advise from BonGing , Porch Dweller , CdnStogie and especially BadBriar .

Thanks guys.

So I thought I would start a new thread on my build .
I was going for thrifty ...but decided to spend a bit more for easier build.

The trays most use are from Cheap Humidors are the 12 "x 8 1/2" x 2 1/2" theses are very nice for $10 and they have hand hold holes . some have just used a single tray per shelf a few have cut some trays in half and glued a half on a whole tray to make a full drawer for the 28 or 24 bottle wine coolers .

To make a full drawer for my SMALLER Vinotemp18 I will use Cheap Humidors smaller display cabinet Spanish cedar tray ,
10 1/4" x 8" x 1 1/2" I am attaching a photo of the CH smaller trays .

I ordered seven trays .
I will take four full trays and cut two more in half I will glue the 4 half trays onto the backs of the 4 full trays making four 10 1/4" x 12" x 1 1/2 " trays.
I also ordered 8 36"x1"x1/4" Spanish cedar strips/boards
I will then add a one inch x 1/4" strip at top of each tray to make the trays/drawers 2 1/2" deep.
I will take the last full tray and add on inch strip to make a half drawer for bottom .

I have a bamboo cutting board to cut down for top shelf .


07-02-2014, 01:27 PM
Ok my Spanish Cedar boards I ordered on eBay arrived today . I ordered 7

Thee vender sent 8 .
great quality .

07-03-2014, 08:21 AM
cool fedex has my Spanish Cedar Trays from Cheap humidors. looks like they might set over the holiday before they arrive .

Porch Dweller
07-03-2014, 08:35 AM

07-03-2014, 10:27 AM
I will take a pic of the FedEx truck when it gets here . ha I will take some pics of stuff as it gets here.

07-05-2014, 10:40 AM
MY Seven Super Groovy Spanish Cedar Trays I am going to attempt to convert to Drawers for my VinoTemp WineAdore build are stalled at FedEx Depot in KS.




- 7/03/2014 - Thursday
2:54 pm
Arrived at FedEx location


damn I was hoping those trays would be here this am . I have a few days off of work ,I could work on them . .

07-07-2014, 11:10 AM
Finally after 4 days stalled the cedar trays with FedEx show movement .

07-09-2014, 10:12 AM
Ok finally the 7 Spanish Cedar trays from Cheap Humidors show up !

After they sat in KC 100 miles away for 4 days they sent them to DesMoines 250 miles away and then to Omaha 100 miles away .. kind of a giant circle jerk of inefficiency .

Here is a pic of the trays and a few of the small Spanish Cedar boards I will be using to build my drawers .
.the black squares are foam project board I am using as templates when I glue the drawers .


07-09-2014, 10:19 AM
a closer pic .


07-09-2014, 11:01 AM
Finally some Pictures!!!

07-10-2014, 10:57 AM
Here is how I did my draws
front view
back view

All together view

bought the handles on clearance and used trim for drawer fronts. I got the ideas from Chris. By the way its about time on the pictures!


07-10-2014, 11:10 AM
that looks awesome mack !

I Received the coffin and smokes today !
thanks .

I filled the coffin with crystal clear kitty pearls /beads an put it in my wineAdore .

07-10-2014, 11:31 AM
Glad they made it enjoy.

07-10-2014, 11:47 PM
James - glad to see you're on your way! Mac - damn fine job... Looks awesome with the handles. Have to copy you if you don't mind!

07-11-2014, 08:11 AM
Nice work! Looks great dude.

07-11-2014, 03:45 PM
Thanks BadBriar for the advise and to the rest of you.

now I need to fined a table saw to cut the two trays in half !

BadBriar did you use a table saw or cut the trays buy hand ?

07-11-2014, 08:18 PM
Thanks BadBriar for the advise and to the rest of you.

now I need to fined a table saw to cut the two trays in half !

BadBriar did you use a table saw or cut the trays buy hand ?

Don't laugh... Used a dremmel and then sanded smooth & flat to fit. Table saw would work - just go slow and not rush. The wood on the trays is soft.

07-11-2014, 09:27 PM
I have a table saw if you want use it come on over! I used gorilla wood glue seems to hold very well. As for coping the handles no no no!:r:r go ahead man. Got them at ace for .99 each

07-12-2014, 10:56 AM
ya thanks for offer
I think its only about 400 miles to drop buy to use your saw ha ha ..
I bought some TightBond III wood glue ..

09-11-2014, 11:55 AM
ok sorry got busy and project side lined . I took my cheap humidor trays over to Brother in laws and he sawed two of my 7 trays in half . I will glue theses 4 half trays to the backs of 4 full trays then add another inch to make trays deeper . her are a cpl pics of trays laid out not glued yet .

09-11-2014, 11:56 AM

09-11-2014, 11:57 AM

09-11-2014, 12:08 PM
Very cool!

09-11-2014, 12:10 PM
I would have them glued up already but GF had me clear off my project table for a few days because house will be full of company for weekend .

heck !

10-03-2014, 05:49 PM
ok this is painfully slow ..........sorry ......I got the 4 half trays glued to 4 full trays .

Next I will drill holes fore the SS pulls .

Then over to BIL again to cut the 1"x1/4" peace's to make the drawers one inch deeper.

10-03-2014, 07:25 PM
Very nice! Easy way to make trays any size you need! I used Titebond wood glue and my trays are awesome! Impervious to any humidity in the Wineador. :tu

10-03-2014, 08:40 PM
Yes badbriar Tight Bond III DRYS Fast and I can detect no odor when it sets up.