Wine / Port Box

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Project by Nitreug posted 12-07-2014 05:20 PM 1823 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this wine / port box for a gift exchange in my family for this coming Christmas. My cousin asked for this bottle of port and for fun, I decided to build this box. It is built out of scraps / leftovers so it was a rather cheap and quick project!

The top and bottom are made of 4/4 zebrawood that I resawed. The sides are made of leftover 8/4 maple from my coffee table (see my previous project) that I also resawed. The accent wood is leftover wenge from a humidor I built last year. I decided to use the wenge on the corners since my miter wasn’t very tight. Great way to hide this small mistake. To “wrap” the bottle, I made several shavings out of another piece of scrap maple.

Finally, the finish is spray lacquer. I applied a light coat of paste wax with steel wool to “finish the finish”. It also helps put and remove the lid very smoothly.

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#1 posted 12-07-2014 08:16 PM

A very attractive gift box nicely done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 12-07-2014 09:18 PM

A great project and excellent use of scraps-I want to try a box with corners like this sometime.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#3 posted 12-09-2014 08:07 AM

It’s verry classy and elegant.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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