Sunday, May 17, 2009

Baby's Got Racks!!

This week I received some recycled barrel racks that were in pretty good shape. I figured why pay $100 for new racks, when I can pay $10 for used ones, put some sweat equity into them, and shine them up.

So this weekend we had great weather, so of course I am out on the crush pad scrubbing these racks, and getting sunburned at the same time. It took a good 15-20 minutes for each rack to get the grime, stains, and dried wine off of them. But in the end I am very happy. I also decided it was just not worth anymore time, expense, and energy to prep the rusty spots and repaint, when those worn areas are just going to get scuffed up again.

Cedar River Cellars Racks Before

Cedar River Cellars Racks After

Up next on the list.. purchase 3 T-bins. It is very hard to find these used here in Washington, I most likely will buy new..but I am holding out as long as I can in case used ones come up in the trades.