Walnut & Hard Rock Maple Wine Rack

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Project by Max posted 11-23-2006 09:43 PM 8451 views 21 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wine rack came about when my youngest daughter mentioned that they might like some sort of a wine rack for Christmas. Well the hunt began for some sort of a plan. I found this one on the internet, can’t remember now where!!!! All it was was a two-page drawing, half of the pattern on one page and the other half on the other page. It, I think was to be just two pieces of wood standing freely with no connection to each other. I decided that I would add the stretchers between the two. The rack is made out of some Black Walnut that I got from my Dad’s neighbor. He had cut down a walnut tree a couple of years ago and was going to take it to the dump so I rescued it and had it slabbed. The stretchers are made from some hard rock maple that I picked up at a local architectural mill that they were throwing out. Just can’t let some things go to waste. The stretchers are let into the Walnut with a flush cut tennon. The wine bottle in the picture is only half full, was used for cooking, honest!!!!!! Not too fancy but unique.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Lori Corbett

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#1 posted 11-23-2006 09:52 PM

That’s Awesome, Uncle!! Love the grain of that walnut. Now, either you need to get cooking, more, or finish off that wine…
“just can’t some things go to waste”...Hehehehehe

-- "Jeez, Lori who were YOUR freakin' parents?" - Wendi R. (My Sis)

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#2 posted 11-24-2006 06:52 AM

Nice design and workmanship!

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 11-24-2006 06:52 AM

Nice design and workmanship!

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Mark A. DeCou

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#4 posted 11-24-2006 07:09 PM

I was asked to build a wine rack inside of a cabinet a couple of years back, so I spent some hours internet surfing trying to get ideas to use in my own design. I never did see this concept of bottle holder, but I do really like it. Nice work.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#5 posted 08-13-2007 01:59 PM

awesome design. that is unique.

-- .: silent walnut :.

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#6 posted 11-18-2007 06:28 PM

very nice design looks great

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#7 posted 11-18-2007 08:06 PM

Thank you for the compliment, I had never seen one like this before.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 01-24-2008 10:40 PM

Very nice free-standing wine rack. Great for entertaining.

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#9 posted 08-12-2011 09:45 PM

Serbian to English translation
. a good idea, I like it…

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#10 posted 08-12-2011 09:50 PM


Thank you for your compliment, I really appreciate it.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#11 posted 01-13-2012 12:24 AM

Very good, please you have the pattern?????

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#12 posted 10-19-2018 02:01 PM

Very kewl, love it. Design is awesome

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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