Look what I got for 50 cents today!

cavepilot

Newbie in the jungle
Picked up this 6 bottle wine tower at Hudson’s Dirt Cheap for $0.54 today! At first I was worried that this thing had a compressor, but according to the Amazon page I found it has a “thermoelectric convection cooling system”. This is good, right?


Loading is going to be a bit of a challenge. Not really any room for more than a couple of boxes. This is like Christmas for a newb like me though.









 

morefifemusicanyone

I love factory seconds!
Wow, I have no idea if it will work but hey, I love cheap junk!

What a great find. Even better if you can get it to work effectively. Neat alternative to a desktop humi. :tu

If it doesn't work for cigars, you could always throw a computer in there. ;)
 

DMK

Crazy Canuck....
Really cool !!:tu
It looks like all you will need to do is modify the curved wire shelves into a flat shelf and then get or build some narrow trays. For the price, if you just wind up standing boxes on edge for now...
 

bigkev77

Conservative Stud
I thought I did well finding some analog hygrometers on clearance at Sears for 50 cents. Heck of a find. Let us know how it works.
 

cavepilot

Newbie in the jungle
Glad to hear everyone approves. It’s nice to have my bargain hunting hobby mesh into my new hobby.

Seems to be working well so far. There has been a small amount of condensation that I might have to find a way to manage. I have a pound of heartfelt 65% beads in there that should help.

I will probably get some 1/8-inch plywood to make into shelves. I don’t want to create too much of a barrier from top to bottom though, to allow for adequate air circulation.

I’m still trying to find a major defect. Like most appliances you find at Hudson’s this was a return from another store and was then acquired by Hudson’s. I’m hoping the reason the original owner returned it was that the faceplate on the control buttons came off.

We’ll see how long it stays operational. Like others have stated, for $0.54 if it last for a month I’ll still be happy.
 

ChasDen

Master of the Chasidor
PM me your address and the dimensions of the shelf's.
Next weekend I will be cutting a ton of Spanish Cedar and will more than likely have some cut offs that are too small for what I am doing but should be more than big enough for you. I will even slot them for you so the air can flow from top to bottom.

No promises but I'm sure I will have some for you.

Chas
 

Footbag

La Aroma de Gorilla
PM me your address and the dimensions of the shelf's.
Next weekend I will be cutting a ton of Spanish Cedar and will more than likely have some cut offs that are too small for what I am doing but should be more than big enough for you. I will even slot them for you so the air can flow from top to bottom.

No promises but I'm sure I will have some for you.

Chas
Gotta love CS generosity at work!

OP I think you are onto something. It would be cool if you could make drawers and removable trays.
 

cavepilot

Newbie in the jungle
PM me your address and the dimensions of the shelf's.
Next weekend I will be cutting a ton of Spanish Cedar and will more than likely have some cut offs that are too small for what I am doing but should be more than big enough for you. I will even slot them for you so the air can flow from top to bottom.
No way I can pass up an offer like that. PM on the way.
 
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