Builder transforms his staircase into a WINE CELLAR


Builder transforms his staircase into a WINE CELLAR in a week using drawers from Bunnings – with incredible results

  • Australian builder Murray Berrill has created an inventive wine cellar staircase 
  • The staircase cellar can hold 156 bottles of wine and has a built-in thermometer 
  • Murray said he wanted to make use of ‘dead space’ and do something different
  • He said the price of the whole stair cellar construct is estimated at $5,000

Wine enthusiasts are marvelling over a builder’s unique wine cellar design that incorporates drawers into the steps of a staircase.

Australian builder Murray Berrill, owner of Murray Berrill Constructions, said the cellar can hold 156 bottles of wine and only took a week and a half to make.

‘I hate dead space when renovating a house, as you’re essentially paying for nothing. So we thought of putting the wine in drawers in the staircase rather than behind it,’ Murray told FEMAIL.

The independent Victorian business shared images of the result on their Facebook page, which received a lot of attention from impressed social media users. 

The price of the entire wine cellar staircase is estimated at $5,000. 

Wine enthusiasts are marvelling over a unique wine cellar design that incorporates drawers into the steps of a staircase (pictured)

Australian builder Murray Berrill, owner of Murray Berrill Constructions, said the cellar can hold 156 bottles of wine and only took a week and a half to make

The independent Victorian business shared images of the result on their Facebook page, which received a lot of attention from impressed social media users

Australian builder Murray Berrill, owner of Murray Berrill Constructions, said the cellar can hold 156 bottles of wine and only took a week and a half to make

Murray, 58, said he had never previously made the cellar staircase and wanted to make something different.

‘The drawers are a wide width and are very strong – we spent around $500 at Bunnings just on the drawers alone,’ Murray said.

‘We had to work out how all the bottles were going to fit and make sure the entire design was strong enough’. 

The staircase is well insulated and also has a built-in thermometer to keep track of the temperature during the hot summer months.

Murray also said they’re considering adding in a small unit to keep the wine chilled. 

'The drawers are a wide width and are very strong – we spent around $500 at Bunnings just on the drawers alone,' Murray said. The price of the entire wine cellar staircase is estimated at $5,000

‘The drawers are a wide width and are very strong – we spent around $500 at Bunnings just on the drawers alone,’ Murray said. The price of the entire wine cellar staircase is estimated at $5,000

The inventive design amazed others on social media – one woman also shared the post to the Bunnings Mums Australia Facebook group, which has more than 115,000 members.

‘Impressive work you are obviously a very skilled tradesman. More than one headache in there,’ one woman said.

‘Brilliant use of the space. I especially like the two drawer per step idea,’ another fan commented.

‘Only complaint is that there [aren’t] enough stairs,’ a third joked.

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