Bottle Wall

We needed some privacy on the veranda of our man cave, A bottle wall seemed like a good idea. We a spend of around $200 and 125 recycled bottles, a great feature wall has been added.
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The finished bottle wall providing shade and privacy.
  • bottle wall, outdoor living
We needed some privacy and shade on the side of our man cave.
  • bottle wall, outdoor living
Materials required included a 3/4″ inch diamond tipped drill bit and rubber washers… and lots of empty wine bottles.
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Remove the metal collar from the neck of the bottle using tin snips. The each wine bottle was placed in a bucket of sand and the bottom was drilled out. Bottles with a dimple in the bottom were easier to drill. The dimple was filled with water before drilling to stop the drill bit from overheating. Best to wear safety glasses when drilling the bottles.
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Immediately after drilling the holes the bottles need to be rinsed in water to make sure the glass powder residue does not stick inside the bottle.
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The most time consuming part of the job was removing the labels. We found soaking the bottles in hot soapy water with a dash of eucalyptus oil for about 15 minutes and then using a paint scraper was the most effective way to get the labels off.
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We used some light weight metal tubing for the bottom and top bars to hold the bottles in. These bars were attached to the side and front pole of the veranda with metal plates. We used shower curtain fittings which were drilled to the top and bottom rail.
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Powder coated curtain rods were cut to size (alternatively reo bar can be use). The top fitting was then unscrewed. The rod was placed in the bottom fitting. Bottles were threaded onto the rod and a rubber washer was placed between each bottle. when the rod was full the top fitting was placed over the top of the rod and re-screwed onto the bar. An alternative pattern was used and a variety of bottle colours. This is up to individual taste and availability of bottles.
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A side view of the wall.
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A close up of the wall.
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