Okay, who doesn't love a wineador thread? I went with the NewAir 280 because I liked the black look better than the stainless 281. I got mine online from Sears (cashed in a bunch of rewards points, plus a coupon, plus free shipping).
I let it sit for a couple weeks with the door open hoping the plastic smell would just magically dissipate - well, that didn't work. So I went with a distilled vinegar wipe-down. Mixed the vinegar with distilled water (4 parts DW to 1 part vinegar). Then I stuffed it full of newspaper and a couple empty boxes and let it run for a few days.
I debated with myself whether to use Boveda or HF beads. I ended up going with the HF beads. 2.5lbs showed up on my doorstep yesterday. I went with the beads because of their track record in everyone else's wineadors - Boveda still seems somewhat 'untested' in a wineador setting (only read a couple of successful cases).
I ordered my drawers from Forrest, though I initially thought of doing them myself with a woodworker friend of mine. Ultimately, it was just easier to order them and know that I wouldn't have to worry about anything based on all of the great work Forrest has done for everyone else. My drawers should arrive later this week.
I love how everyone has 'logo-ed' the glass with graphics on their builds, and figured I would jump on the bandwagon. I'd be interested to hear how everyone went about getting the graphics made up?
Sorry for the long post - I'll end with a few pictures and a promise to post many more as the build progresses. I'm open to any input anyone may have regarding their builds or lessons learned!