Wine Displays

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Project by soupyg posted 01-08-2015 10:58 PM 1792 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these wine displays for Christmas gifts, the design came from the Drunken WoodWorker. I ended up making 4 of these displays, one out of pine and hemlock as a prototype then three out of Maple and an exotic wood that I can’t recall the name of.

This was a great little project, I learned a lot. I am relatively new to wood working and this project allowed me to use skills, tools and hard woods that I had not worked with much to this point including:

Clamps for the glue-up
Table Saw for rough wood cutting
Planer for wood prep
Band Saw for final shape
Drill press
Router table with round over bit
Oscillating spindle sander
Hand sander
Spray lacquer finish (I will probably use wipe on moving forward)

I learned several lessons including how important and good glue up is, cheap forstner bits and router bits can cause a lot of extra sanding, and the importance of attention to details. My prototype was with soft woods and I learned how different they are to work with versus hard woods.

I recommend this project, it was fun to make and those that received them as gifts really liked them.

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#1 posted 01-09-2015 12:45 AM

Well these turned out great! Looks like you learned a lot while making them, and I’m sure the recipients will love them!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 01-09-2015 05:46 AM

I also made these to sell for the holiday craft shows, sales went great and a local bed and breakfast bought 20 to place in each room. Great job on yours they came out great.

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#3 posted 01-09-2015 06:35 AM

Looks good. I made a bunch for a holiday craft show and sold about 8 or 9. I had a couple that used the same color scheme you used, but I also made a lot just from 3 pieces of wood…i.e. 2” walnut 2” cherry 2”walnut. This was much easier gluing up for me.


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#4 posted 01-09-2015 07:28 PM

The wood combinations look great! A nice gift without alot of wood.

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