15 May 2009

Kitchen cupboards made from recycled wine boxes



You might think it was just an excuse for drinking lots of boxes of nice wine, but this project is all about recycling, restyling and skilled handy work. We recycled old wooden wine boxes and turned them into kitchen cupboard doors. What might look easy actually required very good carpenter skills. We were lucky to have Rodrigo Díaz make our ideas come true. The doors open with a push system so we didn’t have to add extra handles except for the drawers.



Apart from the look of it, we like the fact to have memories embedded into our kitchen. One box for example contained a bottle of organic beer, a gift from Hernani and Loida, and another one contained Olga’s nice wine she decided to open one evening in a tapas place in Barceloneta…

How to make furniture from recycled wooden wine boxes

Once you have taken of the sides of the wooden boxes and removed all the nails, lay them out flat to design the layout. By overlapping and mixing different kinds of wood layout the desired design. Mark the pieces with a pencil and start cutting. To give the doors the necessary structure, nail them on to a 8mm wooden board. Cut out the shape of the doors, attach the hinges and install them. If the wood from the boxes isn’t varnished already, we recommend you add a layer or two of for example Livos eco oil so that possible fingerprints from cooking can easily be removed.

The countertop is from IKEA. We chose NUMERÄR: solid wood from a certified source.

6 comments:

Kate said...

This is gorgeous! Que magnifeco!!
What an inspiration to designers and renovators everywhere!

Kate

Chinoy said...

Can't think of a better testament to the indelible memory of a perfect dinner in the cherished company of the most wonderful people in our lives.

tracy said...

Fabulous cupboards! I read a lot of interior design blogs and I have NEVER seen anything like this. FANTASTIC!!! Send it off to apartmenttherapy.com and especially their re-nest.com (the eco-offshoot) - you probably already know them. By the way, first found you from the NYTimes article.

Nicolas said...

Those are beautiful!

Winepine said...

The project came out extremely well. I'm really surprised by the attention to detail. I don't know if you've noticed, but the photos of this wine crate project have spread to all kinds of wine and wine-themed blogs. Congratulations on a spectacular job!

Winepine said...

The project came out extremely well. I'm really surprised by the attention to detail. I don't know if you've noticed, but the photos of this wine crate project have spread to all kinds of wine and wine-themed blogs. Congratulations on a spectacular job!