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Project by scrounger posted 12-18-2009 01:13 AM 2330 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is another in my series of presentation wine boxes. The top acts as a latch just like the wooden wine bottle. It is made of cherry and maple with the top being cedar. There are numerous pieces of cedar that make up that top. Upon completion I had second thoughts about using the cedar on top. What do you think?

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#1 posted 12-18-2009 01:34 AM

Very Impressive! If you had not raised the question about the cedar it would have never crossed my mind. Seems to me that I hae seen lighthouses with red roofs and that is pretty close! It would be interesting to see one with a walnut top as well.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-18-2009 02:30 AM

This is amazing! I like the cedar. How hard was this to make? Above my level! Nice gift for someone to give!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#3 posted 12-18-2009 02:38 AM

Amazing work, you have a gift and thank you for sharing.

-- Nubs,Reserve

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#4 posted 12-18-2009 03:19 AM

Thanks for the compliments guys, I really appreciate your input. Sras, I had actually started making that roof with walnut but at the time wanted a little more contrast. I may do another top, this one with walnut and see the difference. The basic box is pretty simple to make. It is 8 sided so 22 1/2 degree cuts on the corners and glue it up. You need to draw it out full scale in order to determine the length of the sides however in relation to the final interior dimension you are trying to achieve. I find it near impossible to achieve perfect miters on all corners, that is why I generally cut and insert pieces there. A contrasting wood also helps define them. Working for the fun of it!!

-- Dave, Southern IL.,

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#5 posted 12-18-2009 03:23 AM

Great wine box! Very cool design, like it lots….....

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#6 posted 12-18-2009 03:48 AM

Unique very well done.

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#7 posted 12-18-2009 04:06 AM

Hey Dave,
Sweet design and finish…Cedar looks great….well done

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#8 posted 12-18-2009 04:41 AM

this is amazing…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 12-18-2009 04:55 AM

a very unique gift..i love the design..and the cedar gets my vote..i love cedar myself…i just made three wine boxes and used cedar and spalted oak and soft maple…ill post them soon ..but you did a fantastic job…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 12-18-2009 05:28 AM

Dave, That is so unique. I really like the design and your choice of woods. I like the cedar top myself. It’s a great job all the way around.

-- John @

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#11 posted 12-18-2009 02:47 PM

Very cool!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 12-18-2009 04:42 PM

Very cool and it’s good to have a beacon to help locate your wine bottle. I think the Cedar looks great. Warm and inviting.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 12-19-2009 03:48 AM

You certainly have a crative mind! That is so very imaginative and elegant! If you have any friends who are getting married, or some other real special occasion, that would certainly make a wonderful gift!


-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#14 posted 12-19-2009 05:08 PM

Awesom job Dave. I love your work its very stunning. I can’t wait to see more.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#15 posted 12-21-2009 09:12 AM

Wow I like that! Not only do I like wine, I like lighthouses too. I guess i like it twice then! Really nice looking.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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