Funky Wine Rack - Mahogany

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Project by Nick_R posted 02-16-2015 01:27 PM 2112 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this wine rack out of Mahogany for my nieces wedding at the end of February 2015. I saw a picture on pinterest of a similar one and thought I would try to recreate it from the picture.

OK.. I made lots of mistakes.. lots. but I think it turned out well and I like the way it looks.

The pictures do not show it in all it’s glory since it is meant to be hung on the wall with a “floating” effect and of course be filled with wine bottles.

The openings in the holes allow you to see the label ( something important to wine drinkers?)

Mistakes Made:

Even though this was made from 5/4 mahogany I had to stack and glue them together to get the thickness required. Pay attention to grain matching.. the front and back of the boards become noticeably different when you stain.

I tried free hand cutting the holes on my band saws since I did not have a hole saw or cutter that would be deep enough. Next time use the cutter as deep as you can and then put on bandsaw – you can follow the cut groove with out problem on your band saw.

Pay very close attention to the end grain sanding. It takes stain very differently and must be sanded till those fibers close up.

Do not rub stain on open grained wood. Get out the sprayer and do light coats

There are many more but I was able to overcome most.

Thanks for looking Jocks

-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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#1 posted 02-16-2015 04:08 PM

I like it. I’ve seen some similar ones at the craft shows which look like half of yours that rests on a table. There are no mistakes, merely experimentation which resulted in alternate methods being superior

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#2 posted 02-16-2015 11:16 PM


-- Hope for the best but plan for the worst.

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#3 posted 02-16-2015 11:23 PM

Very cool, I like it.
Well done.

Surely to be a treasured gift.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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