Backyard project – instructions for building a wall from recycled bottles. Part of incredible landscaping project by Quiet Nature Ltd.
keep the liable in water for a few hours. comes right off
i am so making this. is it anchored at the bottom in any way?
To remove labels: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place empty, dry bottles in oven for approx. 7-10 minutes. Wear gloves, hot glass. Slowly run the tip of a knife under the label (I prefer a ceramic knife since it is so thin) it should come off in 1 piece.
Why take the labels off??
I have a drill press, so the drilling went much easier. I drilled a 1-1/8" hole through a 2 x 6 and clamped it to the drill press table. Stick the wine bottle neck through that and it is easy to hold it secure and square. The little slug that's left in the bottle has a rim on it from busting through the inside of the bottle. If you cover both holes in the bottle and shake it vigorously, that little rim will chip off of the slug and falls out the neck or the hole. Eezy-peezy!
I love it (¸.•*´ ♥ `*•.¸)but I would not use a diamond hole saw for the holes, (I learned glass graving) a korund grinder would be much better, and cool it with flowing water, so it cannot break
since the bottles are open does it get dirty after a while…. cobwebs , roaches lizards etc
did you notice such a kind of challenge. if yes how did you overcome ?
This looks so cool!!!
Use a hair dryer to get off labels.
Great indoors or outdoors! I actually saw something similar to this in a restaurant in Boulder, but they used old lamp bowls instead.
Brilliant and beautiful. Thank you for all the good information.
I use a single blade window scraper to remove labels then clean excess glue with Acetone. The window scraper uses a single blade razor blade and blades are replaceable. Takes me about two minutes or so per bottle. Love your wall, thanks for the hole cutting advice.
Love it! Clever to use rubber washers to stop noise etc.
Personally, love the tune!
all that time ad energy and it doesn''t even light up…what they hey?
we built a horizontal bottle wall years ago and then another 6 years ago when we moved to another house. I saw a photo of a vertical bottle wall in 2012 and started saving bottles again. when we were ready to build, I found your wall and your very helpful directions. we adapted a bit but did it almost the way you did. since we didn't want to wait any longer, we bought blue and red bottles and used other colors and also clear. it was a success. thanks very much for your help. peace from kgg2
Use naphtha to take the labels off. It works great for me at work.
that's a neat but EXPENSIVE idea (rebar isn't cheap!) and where does one find such neat bottles …especially red ones?
Wonder how it would look if you run lights thru them, for at night?
kill the dopey music
I use an adhesive removal spray to take me labels off when I need it done, It gets a bit messy but it seems to work.
Great motivating tune; almost as catchy as tunak tun.
Love it, I especially like the use of different shape and colour of bottles, very effective.
Why are people so compelled to blast over shadowing elevator music in making these videos?
You turn down the noise and then you cannot hear the commentary.
We had some "Acme Label Remover" that was a powder or like epsom salts. You added it to water then soak your bottles and after a few hours, the labels come off easily. I don't know where to buy it, but I know the product exists and is great because it stores well.
Also, instead of buying a bucket of cat litter, unless you were going to buy it for your cat anyway, you can just get a bucket of sand for free from a local beach, river or ask at a construction site. They buy it by the yard and one bucket is nothing.