Wine at a picnic, anyone.

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Project by degoose posted 05-31-2015 11:28 PM 4290 views 25 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my take on the now famous Picnic Wine Table…
one made from Camphor Laurel, one from Silky Oak…[both the top and the support are from matching timber]...
You may also notice I have changed the design to include an oval top and holes in the support. Having the holes are not purely decorative… you must admit they do look good… but also to reduce the weight… it is after all …Portable…
I also made some bases for use on balconies etc..
Last picis of the leg support parts being cut on the CNC router…
PS…Finished 7 this week with 10 more nearly done… orders for 30 to date [mainly from FB] and 2 sold at a market yesterday…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 11:43 PM

Great idea Larry! Nice work.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 11:47 PM

Larry these are Very Cool!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#3 posted 06-01-2015 12:24 AM


-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#4 posted 06-01-2015 01:10 AM

very, very classy. unique idea. leave it to you to come up with the winners

-- wiser1934, new york

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#5 posted 06-01-2015 01:11 AM

Very COOL, Larry!

Looks like the Slant of the Vertical part Stops the wine bottle? Yes/No/What? :)

I see the 3 Vertical pieces being cut on your CNC… What are all of those little pieces for?
... must be for something you hid from us… :)

Really COOL!!

It’s good to see you really getting some production work out of the expensive TOOLS you’ve collected!

Want to share any more details?

I can see how it would really SELL GOOD!
How do you Finish them?

I like the checker board table covering you’re using… It loosens the atmosphere… Nice and Casual… !! :)

Thank you for dropping in!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#6 posted 06-01-2015 01:25 AM

To answer some of your questions Joe
Yes the bottom of the bottle hooks on the slant

You can see the small pieces are part of the pivot.
As it may have cheese, crackers etc on the table top, finished with mineral oil.
PS. This was the original round prototype

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#7 posted 06-01-2015 01:48 AM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 06-01-2015 02:34 AM

Very nice!! Great work, and congrats on the purchase order!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#9 posted 06-01-2015 03:43 AM

Looks like everyone is all set for an evening on the lawn for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra!
At least that is what the upper crust does here in the States.

Love all of you innovations. Personally, the more grain pattern, the better I like it. So I really like the Camphor.
Congrats on the large order. Your economy must be waaay better than ours. At a local Art Fair recently here outside of Chicago, I didn’t even sell one $5.00 ladies wooden ring, let alone any of my pricier jewelry boxes. Everybody was out for a stroll and never took their hands out of their pockets.

Can’t wait for a new President!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#10 posted 06-01-2015 07:47 AM

Very good idea which is created by a master. And congratulation for “Daily Top 3”

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#11 posted 06-01-2015 10:38 AM

Awesome idea Larry and great craftsmanship. Thanks for posting that extra pic, I was wondering how this became portable… I was thinking it came apart.

Also- what kind of CNC do you use? I may be in the market for one but have a budget of around $4,000 so I’m not sure if the cheaper models are worth the price.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#12 posted 06-01-2015 12:48 PM

That is handy-dandy for sure Larry. I likes it a lot. Cheers to you.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#13 posted 06-01-2015 03:00 PM

Great work. I should make a couple of these.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#14 posted 06-01-2015 03:38 PM

Great little product Larry. Maybe you could also sell them the wine, glasses, and crackers at the same time, lol. I congratulate you on always coming up with new things that are so appealing.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 06-01-2015 03:55 PM

Larry if you don’t become the First Millionaire woodworker, it won’t be for lack of effort. You are one creative Craftsman.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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