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nutcracker
08-28-2014, 07:54 AM
As some of you may know, I moved into a loft condo in a converted warehouse, and inherited a walk in vault. Apparently these were quite common in the early 20th century, as no one really trusted banks. They are also known as "book vaults", where one would keep the ledgers. 18 inch walls, original doors (quite damaged.)

Anyway - Genuwine Cellars did the installation and cooling, and Moneta Enterprises restored the doors, locks and tumblers. The bars were chromed to reduce the effect of wear.

Here is the finished product....

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/safedoor_zpsb227cc76.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/safedoor_zpsb227cc76.jpg.html)

Hand lettering, faithful to the original:

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/safesign_zps92a0676b.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/safesign_zps92a0676b.jpg.html)
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/doorinner_zps459be0af.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/doorinner_zps459be0af.jpg.html)
http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/batwings_zpscc00c597.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/batwings_zpscc00c597.jpg.html)

Aladdin's cave....

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/vaultinterior_zps1fca0ef4.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/vaultinterior_zps1fca0ef4.jpg.html)

nutcracker
08-28-2014, 07:57 AM
Inside....

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/vaultinterior2_zps7e86a2a3.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/vaultinterior2_zps7e86a2a3.jpg.html)

Quite a few scotches form Scotch Malt Whisky Society - fantastic single cask, cask strength releases...

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/scotchrack_zps2d64e4d7.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/scotchrack_zps2d64e4d7.jpg.html)

Some nice Bordeaux....

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/winerack_zps9921c269.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/winerack_zps9921c269.jpg.html)

A little Spain...

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/winedrawer_zps61ccc5df.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/winedrawer_zps61ccc5df.jpg.html)

nutcracker
08-28-2014, 08:00 AM
Yes, I'm a smokehead...

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/whiskywall_zpsc165727d.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/whiskywall_zpsc165727d.jpg.html)

Display humi - not very practical, does have some mass strorage, but mostly this is like death row for cigars. Here they come to enjoy 62%RH before coming to a fiery end.

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/cigardisplay_zpsac5eb31f.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/cigardisplay_zpsac5eb31f.jpg.html)

Remo
08-28-2014, 08:07 AM
Awesome man!!!

Chainsaw13
08-28-2014, 08:13 AM
Very nicely done. :tu

massphatness
08-28-2014, 08:27 AM
That is one of the most awesomest walk-ins I've ever seen. Extremely cool!

TXSmokey
08-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Sweet! Good Job

jonumberone
08-28-2014, 08:29 AM
Hot dog!

Brlesq
08-28-2014, 08:31 AM
Damn, that is awesome!

AdamJoshua
08-28-2014, 08:33 AM
Very cool Neil!

Dude Here
08-28-2014, 08:40 AM
:O:O:O

Wow, that is AWESOME!

WhiteMamba
08-28-2014, 08:40 AM
Easily one of the coolest setups I have ever seen.

pnoon
08-28-2014, 08:40 AM
Party time at Neil's!!! :dance:

Very nice, Brother.

CigarNut
08-28-2014, 08:40 AM
That is AWESOME!

Remo
08-28-2014, 08:57 AM
Why did they put it in upside down tho? :sh

icehog3
08-28-2014, 09:30 AM
Really cool, Neil! :tu

Remo
08-28-2014, 09:39 AM
Why did they put it in upside down tho? :sh

Nevermind, the pics come in upside down on my phone only :r

equetefue
08-28-2014, 09:49 AM
dang Neil !!! Amazing looking

Porch Dweller
08-28-2014, 10:01 AM
Neil, that's one great setup you have!

The Poet
08-28-2014, 10:05 AM
Party time at Neil's!!! :dance:

Very nice, Brother.


:tpd: :D

Subvet642
08-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Beautiful!

Zane
08-28-2014, 10:19 AM
Wow that is amazing.

Dave128
08-28-2014, 10:23 AM
That's awesome, Neil!

markem
08-28-2014, 10:36 AM
Wow! What an amazing setup, Neil. Very beautiful and historical.

Ogre
08-28-2014, 10:38 AM
All I can say is DAMN!!!!

Remo
08-28-2014, 10:42 AM
All I can say is DAMN!!!!

Words never were your strong point Larry :sl

CRIMPS
08-28-2014, 10:59 AM
Wow!!! Well done!

Steve
08-28-2014, 11:05 AM
Nevermind, the pics come in upside down on my phone only :r

Maybe the pictures are right-side up and Mike is upside-down...


Extremely awesome walk-in!! :wnr

czerbe
08-28-2014, 12:09 PM
:=:

nutcracker
08-28-2014, 12:22 PM
Didn't realize Mike was in Aussie.
Actually iPhones do that - it's the right way up on my desktop.

stewshi
08-28-2014, 02:57 PM
That is just a SICK setup ... Very nice I think I would just put a chair in front of that door and stare at it all day

kgoings
08-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Very Cool!

jpb437
08-28-2014, 05:42 PM
That is my kind of man cave.

jhedrick83
08-28-2014, 06:22 PM
:dr:dr Holy....

That is amazing! Looks like heaven to me!

RUNYYFan
08-28-2014, 06:30 PM
WOW!!! That is a gorgeous build! Great work!
:dr:dr:dr

8zeros
08-28-2014, 07:20 PM
Man Card ^unlimited credit.

MarkinCA
08-28-2014, 08:32 PM
Inside....

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/vaultinterior2_zps7e86a2a3.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/vaultinterior2_zps7e86a2a3.jpg.html)

Quite a few scotches form Scotch Malt Whisky Society - fantastic single cask, cask strength releases...

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/scotchrack_zps2d64e4d7.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/scotchrack_zps2d64e4d7.jpg.html)


:D...Guess I'm walking away with bottle envy;)

Great looking walk-in Neil:tu

badbriar
08-28-2014, 09:17 PM
Now THAT is a true Mancave!!! Tip of the hat to you! :tu

jdakine
08-29-2014, 01:16 AM
Awesome!!!!!!!!

gravel
08-29-2014, 01:40 AM
Holy wow!

T.G
08-29-2014, 07:09 AM
That has to be one of the coolest setups I've seen. Nicely done Neil.

nutcracker
08-29-2014, 08:07 AM
For those of you interested, the cellar design is my Rachelle Fouillard of Genuwine cellars, who work throughout North America:

http://www.genuwinecellars.com/ (Their internet server is down this morning if the link seems broken)

The door was restored by Moneta enterprises ("making things that don't exist") - they are part of "Ramp Up Manitoba" in Innovation Alley in Winnipeg.

http://www.meetup.com/assentworks/members/70313522/

Mastercylinder
08-29-2014, 11:17 PM
Insane! Well done , what a masterpiece !

Don Fernando
08-30-2014, 12:22 PM
sweet!

Sailchaser
08-30-2014, 01:20 PM
Neil, Great Looking !

pattersong
08-30-2014, 03:27 PM
Very nice! .. so, all you seem to be missing here is the sexy vixen in a cocktail dress pouring the drinks. :)

nutcracker
08-30-2014, 06:12 PM
It's a BYOV setup.:r

kelmac07
08-30-2014, 06:23 PM
AWESOME looking setup Neil. :tu :tu

Goldie
08-30-2014, 08:34 PM
Beautiful.

Angry_Pirate
08-31-2014, 01:35 AM
Very awesome Neil! Which Lagavulin is that you have in the 10th pic?

baust55
08-31-2014, 02:03 PM
Very cool !

nutcracker
08-31-2014, 03:42 PM
Very awesome Neil! Which Lagavulin is that you have in the 10th pic?

That's the 16. Dependable good value Islay. I however remain a Laffie man, ESP the older bottlings from SMWS.

jsnake
08-31-2014, 10:19 PM
Absolutely amazing!!

Adriftpanda
08-31-2014, 10:31 PM
Can we have a sleep over?

Angry_Pirate
09-01-2014, 12:38 AM
That's the 16. Dependable good value Islay. I however remain a Laffie man, ESP the older bottlings from SMWS.

Nice! I just picked up a bottle of the 12 year limited edition Lagavulin and can't wait to try it.

RWhisenand
09-01-2014, 10:56 PM
Great project!
Just to be selfish, I'd love to see the room it's attached to.

BTW, my wife bought me my first bottle of Lavagulan 16 YO this weekend, the few glasses I've had were wonderful, and I generally like the Highlands better.

Byaah
09-14-2014, 05:47 AM
That is insane, you should be very proud of that. Work of art.

longknocker
09-14-2014, 06:57 AM
Wow, Neil!:banger:dr "Best Ever", IMO! Congrats & Enjoy!

Subvet642
09-14-2014, 12:21 PM
That is one of the most awesomest walk-ins I've ever seen. Extremely cool!

I'm with Vin; that is so sweet it's obscene! :banger

REASON
09-14-2014, 01:24 PM
Got to be kidding... How great is it to have an old time walking vault and then for you to have the passion to restore/repurpose it to this. Well done sir! it's looks beautiful, thanks for sharing.

CdnStogie
09-15-2014, 10:39 AM
Just saw this today... Very awesome and well thought out - Do you have any before pics?

nutcracker
09-15-2014, 10:53 AM
Looked pretty rough...Stalingrad 1944?

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/exteriorvaultdoor_zps1091af8f.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/exteriorvaultdoor_zps1091af8f.jpg.html)

http://i1369.photobucket.com/albums/ag202/neil_berrington/Interiorvaultdoor_zps09ca6d83.jpg (http://s1369.photobucket.com/user/neil_berrington/media/Interiorvaultdoor_zps09ca6d83.jpg.html)

Solafide
09-15-2014, 10:58 AM
Awesome I love it, if it were mine I would need locks to keep myself out lol

jpb437
09-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Do you ever just hang out in there and admire the awesomeness?

nutcracker
09-15-2014, 02:03 PM
Do you ever just hang out in there and admire the awesomeness?

Oh yes - when I baulked at the price the designer told me it would be the ultimate indulgence.

It sure is!

E.J.
09-15-2014, 06:36 PM
That is amazing, thanks for sharing!

Mastercylinder
09-29-2014, 03:58 PM
that is an incredible space you've created. what a an awesome project. I'm planning on posting pics of my antique ice box project soon,

weems
10-03-2014, 08:44 AM
Easily the best setup I have ever seen! I would love to have something like that!

navyryan
11-29-2014, 05:53 AM
I have to say, that is an amazing setup you have there!! I wish my place had the potential to add something like that! big kudos to who ever designed it and came up with the concept I have never seen anything like it!

JLMraider
01-27-2015, 05:50 PM
:jd This is awesome. I could only hope to have something half as nice one day. I would probably include some gun racks in mine though. :gn

badbriar
01-30-2015, 08:54 PM
Neil - you done well, brother! Very creative design! Like the fact you resurrected the old vault door. Very high cool factor! Should win Man Cave of the Year award!

afranco
01-30-2015, 09:44 PM
Wow..... Amazing !!!!

sigsauer
01-31-2015, 06:58 AM
That is the most amazing walk-in I've ever seen.

What no gun racks?

Subvet642
01-31-2015, 07:51 AM
Neil - you done well, brother! Very creative design! Like the fact you resurrected the old vault door. Very high cool factor! Should win Man Cave of the Year award!

:tpd:

Weelok
01-31-2015, 01:56 PM
Cool