Wooden crate (e.g. Quintine)

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Wooden crate (e.g. Quintine)

Unread postby niels » Mon Nov 10, 2014 7:20 pm

Since I don't know what to do with all the time I have on my hands I decided to prepare the creation of some wooden crates. I had a crate of Quintine in the cellar and it inspired me because its design is so easy.

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Crate of Quintine

My complete knock-off will exist of 18 pieces of wood:
4x 428x70x16 (long sides)
4x 293x70x16 (short sides, horizontal)
4x 230x70x16 (short sides, vertical)
4x 396x70x16 (bottom)
4x 277x32x16 (bottom, crossed)

This is suitable for the type of bottles Quintine comes in ("beugelfles" in Dutch) with a height of 188mm without the cap. If you want to use lower bottles (like Steinie 33cl bottles - 174mm without cap) you can reduce the height a bit. The same goes for smaller or wider bottles.
This crate will hold 20 (5x4) bottles with a diameter of approximately 71mm.

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Crate Quintine - Export Image

More to follow when I find the wood and start building :)

I made a Sketchup file for easy scaling:
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Crate Quintine - Sketchup
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Some interesting links regarding dimensions of bottles:
- http://www.vb-glass.com/en/bottles
- http://www.sbi4beer.com/Products/Bottle ... g/Bottles/

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Re: Wooden crate (e.g. Quintine)

Unread postby niels » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:58 pm

Ok, excuse me for the monologue, but this is also a reference for me later on :)

I have mainly 4 bottle types I use for bottling my brews (All dimensions are the upper tolerance and in millimeter.):
- 33cl Steinie (e.g. Duvel) - HxD: 175x72 (+ cap)
- 33cl swing-top (e.g. Quintine, Hopus) - HxD: 190x72 (+ swing top)
- 33cl Orval - HxD: 220x72 (+ cap)
- 37.5cl champenoise (e.g. Oude Geuze) - HxD: 260x70 (+ cap or cork)

The inner dimensions of the crate as posted above are (LxWxH) 364x293x230.
This means that it will fit 5x4 bottles of 72mm diameter easily. Or 6x5 bottles of 58mm (e.g. 25cl long neck).
The "standard" height will accommodate for the Steinies and the swing-top bottles, but I will need to add some height if I want to use them for Orval or 37.5cl bottles.

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I just went to the cellar and put some different styles of bottles in the crate. I will create to models: one with an inner height of 230mm (Steinie, swing-top and 25cl long neck) and one with an inner height of 280mm (Orval, 37.5cl champenoise and Westmalle).

To the workshop, lads!!!!

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Re: Wooden crate (e.g. Quintine)

Unread postby perdido » Thu Nov 20, 2014 8:54 am

I use both 33cl bottles and also 66cl bottles that are available to me. I've had a hard time finding a decent crate for 66 cl bottles and I never thought of building them myself.
Thanks for the idea, I will follow your progress making those crates!
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Re: Wooden crate (e.g. Quintine)

Unread postby niels » Thu Nov 20, 2014 9:38 am

perdido wrote:I use both 33cl bottles and also 66cl bottles that are available to me. I've had a hard time finding a decent crate for 66 cl bottles and I never thought of building them myself.
Thanks for the idea, I will follow your progress making those crates!

I've made some 70x16 pieces of wood on my table saw, but that's where it ends at the moment.

I will be making my first crate over the weekend (I hope).

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