Wine Box Coat Rack

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Project by naomi weiss posted 10-06-2009 02:06 PM 3680 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this project pretty quickly out of part of a wine crate that i found in a skip. Someone told me to put it between the wall and mirror, and i really regret cutting it down. Still, it’s quite cute, and a bit different. I am not sure what the wood is—maybe oak? And i put i think two coats of danish oil on it.

The writing says Avnei Hachoshen—which are the stones on the High Priest’s breastplate (i am not so great with the English terms, but i think that’s what it is). Also, i think they are referred to in the New Testament in Revelations. Anyway, it’s some kind of wine! And the pegs i used are from Ikea, in the series Grundtal.

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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Charles Maxwell

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#1 posted 10-06-2009 02:59 PM

Naomi, Keep charging! The difference between a wood artisan and a sawdust maker is the size of the heart that drives the ideas! Wood can be shaped by a craftsman/woman, but the artisan’s ideas are shaped by the wood! Pretty sure that wood is red oak.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#2 posted 10-06-2009 03:02 PM

I like the font- what is it and where did you get it from?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 10-06-2009 03:03 PM

Naomi, you tellin me you bought a whole case of wine to make that coat rack? (my kinna gal!) <g>
Nice job .
The good new is I now know what a Breastplate is.
I had always associated it with armor.

It’s interesting to notice the similarities in design there are to the trappings of the ancient Pharaohs.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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naomi weiss

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#4 posted 10-06-2009 03:10 PM

Purplev—the font on the winebox?

Bob #2—that is something i would actually do, but in this case, i just climbed into a skip (dumpster?) to get them. I was actually on a date :-/ but good wood is good wood, and when it needs to be rescued, you can’t ignore it! So can’t vouch for that brand of wine, but in Israel, we’re doing really well at winemaking, i will tell you that! Apparently, the house of Lords ships Dalton all the way to England. Go figure…!
As for the ancient design, that is definitely something i would like to know more about. What can you share with us, Bob? I will also check Ruskin’s 7 Lamps…

Charles—good eye! Wow! I wish i had saved more :-(

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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#5 posted 10-06-2009 09:03 PM

naomi weiss,
Nice job on the coat rack! Thanks for the history lesson as well. I think I’ll go now and make me a breast plate to be attached to my shop apron using twelve exotic woods, sewn with hemp to remind me to have mercy on the woods that I tend to desecrate much too often!
The knobs or pulls you chose for the coat rack, accentuate it very well. Did your date offer to help out with the dumpster rumaging!
Take Care Lady,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#6 posted 09-21-2012 12:49 AM

Nice work. I have made some projects from wood wine boxes and I have made coat racks from wine barrel staves, but never a coat rack from a wine box. Now I have a new project. BTW, the wood is typically low grade pine because it is cheap and light and not meant for long term use. I now have a few sources for the wine boxes, but I too have gone dumpser diving to get them.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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