Bourbon and wine boxes

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Project by WoodJerry_Wood posted 03-05-2016 08:40 PM 1140 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Surprise 40th birthday party for good friends of ours, who enjoy a good bourbon or wine. Nothing extravagant here, just a few rustic looking containers to round out their gifts.

The bourbon box is Steve Ramsey’s design, with a printed logo of the distillery who makes the bourbon we got him. Rowan’s Creek from Willett – delicious stuff.

The wine box is old pine scraps I had lying around. I duplicated a design I found on the interwebs – threw in a few dowels to hold the handle for a nice little accent. A printed logo on the sides, but it didn’t come through nearly as dark.

Both finished with “homemade stain”—steel wool, vinegar, and coffee grounds that sat for some time—then roughed up/re-sanded to give it the worn rustic look. A few coats of spray lacquer to finish them off.

Quick, fun, easy builds. Best thing about the rustic look is that mistakes and blemishes are just more character.

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#1 posted 03-05-2016 09:16 PM

Beautiful rustic looking boxes. This home made stain turned great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-06-2016 05:34 AM

You did a wonderful job and I bet they were very well received

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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