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Jan 4, 2010 11:00 AM

ISO terra cotta / clay wine storage...

Hey there.

So I'm looking for those hexagonal-terracotta-pipey-looking-things (I'm sorry that's as specific as I can get) that you can stack in a honeycomb structure to make a wine rack... Aside from the fact that I think they look pretty cool, I'm also attracted to the way you can to make it to any size and capacity you like.

I'm not getting any luck online (due in part to me not even knowing what they're called. See above)... So I figured this was a question for the Montreal Chowhounds... Has anyone seen these in Montreal?

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  1. Have you tried a place like Reno Depot, Rona, or Home Depot? If these are construction-type materials - and unless I'm off-base in imagining what you want, which I very well might be - you might have more luck at a large hardware store. You could also bring in a picture or a sketch and show a salesperson.

    Good luck!

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    1. re: kpzoo

      Here's what I did with a bunch of clay drainage pipes I found on craigslist. They're cylindrical but stack just fine.


      1. re: pyropaul99

        That's cool. Wonder if you can get them in places like Home Depot...

        1. re: NickMontreal

          You can also try a stove / chimney supply. They usually have all types of terra cotta materials. (That is where I bought my bread baking stone) Good luck.

          1. re: teflontom

            I am looking for a baking stone. Do you recall where you got yours? Thanks

            1. re: rosario

              Rosario .Without getting too far off point of the OP. First, I live about 200 miles south of Montreal, in NYS. I'm sure if lyou locate a business that sells woods stoves and furnaces, they can direct you where you can buy chimney liners (terra cotta). They are rectangular and very thick-walled. Buy one section then ask them to cut it for you. It works great!

    2. What you're looking for can be found at wine supply stores such as Vinum Design, 12° en Cave and such.

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      1. re: Campofiorin

        Really? Are you sure? Because they don't show them on their websites.

        1. re: NickMontreal

          People I know who bought them got them from that kind of store. You might want to give them a call to make sure.

          Edit: Browsing through Vinum's site, I found terra cotta racks but not exactly like the ones you're looking for.

          Here's an example:

          To view all of them, go to the wine products section and then wine racks. They're at page 12-13.