Christmas gift for the niece. A re-purposed wine cabinet's racks.

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Project by Luddite posted 12-22-2015 01:10 AM 1578 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

21 Dec 2015

After I’d re-purposed the Wine Cabinet, previous project, I had 5 sets of racks sitting on my shelf. Thinking I could maybe use them one day I left them with the other “I might need this” odds and ends of woodworking scrap.

So, my wife commissions me, for Christmas and sans pay, to design a wine ‘thingy’ for our youngest niece and her boyfriend. Gee! I could make a little counter top rack or a small cabinet. The small rack would get lost and not used. A small cabinet would take too long. So….. Make a small side table with a set of racks and I just happen to have some ready made pieces.

It so happened that Woodcraft had a couple of pallets of ‘not the best’ cherry selling for $4/bf. I picked through and found enough good quality for less than $30. Hey, so far this isn’t going to put a dent in the wood fund account.

Milled it out on a Friday, made tenons and mortises on Saturday, sanded and made the shelves on Monday, assembled on Wednesday, oiled on Thursday, varnished on Friday and Saturday, give it to them on a Sunday.

Oh and added a few turquoise gems to make it interesting.

Overall this was a fun and quick project of course without monetary reward. The niece really loved it.

-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense

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#1 posted 12-22-2015 02:43 AM

Beautiful stuff. I really love the way you work the turquoise in ther, and I really like the through tenons. Classy!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 12-22-2015 02:52 AM

Great looking wine table, Terry!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-22-2015 06:46 AM

Turned great. Wood is so great material – you can reuse it countless times.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-22-2015 01:48 PM

Great job, and nice mixing of new and recycled wood.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#5 posted 12-22-2015 02:35 PM

Looks good . And you earned MAJOR “Uncle points” with other family members, no doubt !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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