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Wine Cooler Picnic Table at Medlock Ames

Cool Idea: A Picnic Table For Winos

Any furniture that supports my wining and dining habits is all right by me, but I think I've found the love of my life in a picnic table. Medlock Ames's recently opened tasting room in Healdsburg, CA, clearly has plenty of wine to serve. With that in mind, architect Luke Wade cleverly retrofitted an old picnic table with a galvanized steel wine cooler built into one of the slats.

It seems easy enough to re-create at home with a simple saw and a trough that fits the space. For the kiddies, you can chill colorful sodas and lemonade, while you store that Sauvignon for yourself.

What do you think? Want one?

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Cheryl2643030 Cheryl2643030 4 years
I figured it out.  OK I obsessed until I figured it out, but I figured it out.  The trough can be a repurposed chicken feed trough.  The one I found on ebay looks very much like the one pictured in this table.  Yippee! I am off to the Agway store... Thanks!
Cheryl2643030 Cheryl2643030 4 years
ok - I was already pining for a pine picnic table and now... now... I really really need to have one and modify it.  I have questions though.  Buy the trough first and figure out the size before any incisions are made - right?  And what about drainage?  Make the tray liftable so it can be dumped (we don't want no stinkin' skeeters) or come up with a drain and plug - but I worry about water dripping on unsuspecting guests' legs.  Are there plans?  A materials list? anything.  
dbot dbot 5 years
Hi! I just want to set the record straight, since I am one of the designers of this table-Nelson, Byrd, Woltz designed all exterior spaces, including furniture (except for the tables and chairs on the terrace). The designers were: Thomas Woltz, Principal in Charge, Jeffrey Longhenry and Dorothy Bothwell, Designers. Please make sure to correct that! Thanks, Dorothy Bothwell
lauren lauren 5 years
Pretty genius!
queenofgreen queenofgreen 5 years
fabulous and funtional! Who wouldn't want one? You can put anything that needs to be chilled in it... beer, catsup, mayo and mustard squeeze bottles, glasses filled with carrot and celery sticks, dip, and the list goes on! I am going to find my saw and tape measure...
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