ISSUE 22  |  Indoor/Outdoor

DIY: Built-in Picnic Table Wine Bar

June 04, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

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Here’s a clever idea that we spotted at the Medlock Ames Winery in Healdsburg, CA: a picnic table as wine tasting bar.

Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, the firm responsible for the outdoor area, started with a wooden picnic table, then replaced the middle slat with a gutter. The result? A table cum wine cooler, perfect for accommodating the winery’s guests.

For more on the Healdsburg winery, see Restaurant Visit: Medlock Ames in Sonoma

Above: To create something similar, remove the middle board of a slatted outdoor table and substitute a gutter of roughly the same width. Photo via Dwell.

Above: A 10-foot-long K Style Galvanized Gutter is $20.20 at Gutter Supply. You can source hardware (to hold it in place) and a saw (to cut the gutter to the same length as the table) at your local hardware store.

For more information on rain gutter types, see our post on Gardenista, Hardscaping 101: Rain Gutters. Peruse our Gallery of Rooms and Spaces for more Outdoor Furniture ideas. 

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 18, 2012 as part of our issue called The California Life.