Taxidermy Wine Rack

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Project by BrettLuna posted 12-09-2016 10:01 PM 1772 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A colleague had seen some of my work and asked if I could help with her husband’s taxidermy display of some ducks he took on St. Paul Island in the Bering Sea. While the taxidermist took care of the ducks nicely, he’s no woodworker. The wood base had a lackluster finish, exposed nail heads, and gapped miters, so refinishing wasn’t a great option, in my view. I suggested that the base could be fully enclosed in a stand of some sort and gave them a couple of open table-like options and since they were wine drinkers, a wine rack version to make it multi-functional.

They picked it up a couple of weekends ago and based on the photos they posted, it looks right at home. Not shown, is the glass cover…since it wouldn’t photograph well. The trim shown in the second photo below is removable, to allow the base to drop in. The glass cover then fits within the trim.

Completed: November 2016

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#1 posted 12-09-2016 10:22 PM

very nice work on all 3 pieces you posted. Keep up the beautiful work and welcome to Lumberjocks

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#2 posted 12-10-2016 12:36 AM

Very well done

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#3 posted 12-10-2016 06:11 AM

Super nice! I like everything about it. Wine, Walnut, Schetchup and you got to use the Veritas router plane. I want one of those!

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#4 posted 12-10-2016 07:22 AM

Thanks, everyone. Scott, your last comment made me smile. I hemmed and hawed over buying the router plane but when I finally put to real use on this project I wondered why I waited so long.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#5 posted 12-10-2016 01:22 PM

Beautiful job! Obviously you’ve done this before!!!
The title of your post made me stop for just a second – I was wondering what the wine was going to taste like…
I too want one of those router planes!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#6 posted 12-10-2016 05:37 PM

wonderful but where is all of the wine?

-- Roger working to save the wildlife.

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#7 posted 12-10-2016 09:40 PM

This is a nice piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 12-11-2016 10:28 PM

beautiful cabinet,it works real well with the taxidermy.only thing left is to fill that thing up with wine.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 12-13-2016 09:19 AM

Yep that’ll work. Very nice. Love walnut!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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