Carpenter Turns His Staircase Into A Wine Cellar That Holds 156 Bottles

Now that we’re all spending so much more time indoors, there’s no better time to get moving on those DIY projects you’ve always dreamed of tackling. That’s exactly what Australian man Murray Berrill, owner of Murray Berrill Constructions, decided to do recently when he turned his wooden staircase into a wine cellar capable of holding a whopping 156 bottles of wine!

  1. It cost him about $5,000 AUD ($3170) to complete. While Berrill used drawers purchased from local hardware store Bunnings and did all the work himself in just under a week and a half, the cost still mounted up and in total, he spent nearly $5,000 Australian to complete it.
  2. The wine cellar even includes a built-in thermometer. This ensures that the wine stored in it stays as fresh as possible. Berrill even told The Daily Mail that he was considering adding a small chilling unit, though that hasn’t happened just yet.
  3. It’s a pretty efficient use of space. If you live in a smaller house and don’t have the space for an actual wine cellar, why not make the most of the space you do have? That’s Berrill’s thought process. “I hate dead space when renovating a house, as you’re essentially paying for nothing. So we thought of putting the wine in drawers in the staircase rather than behind it,” he explained. “The drawers are a wide width and are very strong – we spent around $500 (£250) at Bunnings just on the drawers alone. We had to work out how all the bottles were going to fit and make sure the entire design was strong enough.”
  4. We need staircase wine cellars now more than ever. While we’re spending so much time indoors, people have been drinking more and more. And while we don’t want to turn into a nation (or world) of alcoholics, sometimes you have to admit that a glass of wine can really settle the nerves and make you feel a little bit better of all the crazy stuff going on in the world. If we had a wine cellar in our staircase, life would be a whole lot better, I think.
  5. Now I’m inspired to get some DIY done. I mean, I doubt I’ll be ripping the carpet off my stairs and trying to put wine drawers in them, but I’ll find something. Does throwing a load of laundry in count?
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