Starting my bottle display in the barn....

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ncbred

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Been along time coming but I'm finally putting up some shelves to display my collection. Here are a few pics. Just stuck a bunch of bottles up there to see how it looked for the time being. I'm open for suggestions because I'm not 100% sure on how I'm going to finish them.

Simple. Used 2x4's for the shelves and steel corner brackets for the barackets to hold them up. I plan on putting another 2X4 over the top row and run a couple more 2X4's up the sides to enclose it.

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Another look...

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Side view...

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The brackets I'm using...

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The floor is concrete so I'm not sure what to do to prevent falling bottles. I was thinking about running fishing line across them as its about a 4ft drop from the bottom shelf.

The few advertising items I have...

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When we were kids,I had a set up like your first pic. Then we got BB guns.I liked bottles back then but I liked shooting them also
I hope there were no rare ones in the mix.[8D]
"Nice set up"
 

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ncbred ~

Nice collection.

I was in the home of a collector once and he had a set up similar to yours, but he also had thin strips of plexiglass (about four feet long by about three inches wide) that he secured at intervals along the front of each shelf. Which secured the bottles in place, but at the same time allowed the labels to be seen through the plexiglass. It looked real easy to do, but I'm not sure if he cut the plexiglass strips himself or purchased them that way. All I know is that it looked fantastic and is something I may do myself one of these days.

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ncbred -

Very nice looking collection and display!

The fishing line might be good. I would worry a bit that putting another bottle in or taking one out might cause the fishing line to make another bottle jump off.

Another thing to consider is museum putty. It is transparent and colorless and if you want you can roll it right off the glass with a finger. You might need to finish the top of each 2x4 though since museum putty is made for hard surfaces. Search for "museum putty" in a search engine. I saw a few brands and suppliers.
 

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Going to look like a collectors barn, for sure. No railing or wire/string to hold them in makes me nervous tho... Hope that you get something to hold them in on there soon. Either that or have very soft flooring.
 

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hey dustin very nice ya need one more bracket in the middle of your 2xs so they dont sag, again very cool
 

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Here is what I've done today so far. Put all of my embossed soda's up there. Most of these are from NC. The 2nd shelf from the bottom is all Mint Cola's. I put a nail in the middle of each shelf through a stud so it wouldn't eventually sag. Should I add a bracket there too?

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Fishing line wasn't working because it stretched to much so I ran some 20 guage craft wire from side to side. Didn't have enough to cover the Mint Cola's. Bob, the plexiglass idea sounds good and I might eventually try that.
 

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Thanks for the comments and suggestions guys.
 

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