There are many DIY blog writers pointing out that they are getting these rare pieces for free or at a very low cost. The issue is that bloggers are highly dedicated and creative professionals devoted to fresh content and coming up with new ideas. This kind of passion for the craft gives them the perseverance to try new things and search until the objective is complete. It is possible to get just about anything for free or at a very low cost if you have the determination.
So what about the interior decorator, architect, wine collector etc. who are focused on their own crafts and always pressed for time? There must be a wine crate solution for them.
First the challenge....
The key to finding wine crates on the cheap is to locate very high-end wine shops. Travel to them and ask the owner if he/she has any wine crates. There's a very good chance the owner will say no.
Many Bordeaux wineries have been in existence for more than a millennia. The logo of the winery that made the wine is engraved on every wine crate. This logo has often been unchanged for hundreds/thousands of years, and will add an eye-catching decorative twist to a wine-inspired décor. The wine store owner knows this, and will accent the store with these designs.
Wine stores that purchase high-end wines often store the wines in the crates they came in. They're perfect to hold bottles, and are great for shelving too.
There are several thousand wineries in the world. The vast majority don't produce wooden wine crates to store and protect their wines.
Fact: only 5% of wineries worldwide actually make wine crates to package their wines. The rest use cardboard boxes.
Things wine store owners say when asked for free wine crates:
- Wineries stopped making wooden crates and boxes. Everything’s in cardboard now
- We use the crates for display
- Let me check in the back….Sorry, we don’t have any
- We don’t. Check back in a few months
- 40% are unusable and need to be re-purposed altogether
- 40% are in decent condition but need a lot of repair
- 15% are in good shape but need some repair
- 5% are in excellent condition and need little repair
Obtaining and preparing your wine crates will no longer be a problem. All of our crates are in excellent or better condition. Each one is inspected multiple times for imperfections. Our clients receive the best every single time. We guarantee this.
Your wine crates will be made complete with lid and bottle dividing inserts, individually wrapped, and delivered to your door via FedEx quickly. The process is easy and headache-free. Once they arrive your ready to start the project!