Wedding Wine Box

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Project by CClark86 posted 05-10-2017 04:33 PM 2710 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very good friend of mine asked me if I would make him a box for his wine box ceremony for his wedding. I said of course and he said I could make anything I wanted. I’ve been very into Gummy Cherry as of late so I found the gummiest of all my boards and cut it up into a box with walnut splines, a walnut plywood bottom and a walnut letter divider. I glued on the faux straps to the outside of the box and attached non-mortising brass hinges and a brass lock. I hand planed some maple for bedding for the wine bottle.

The Gummy Cherry was sanded to 4000 grit, I rubbed in linseed oil and finished it with spray lacquer. I will be giving it to him later today, the last pictures are just some letters and a wine bottle I had on hand.

This was new to me so for those who don’t know what a wine box ceremony is: they will put a bottle of wine with letters they wrote to each other into the box. On a certain anniversary of their choosing they will read each other’s letters and share the bottle of wine.

Hopefully this will make a nice mantle piece for them



-- Hobbyist Homebrewer, Woodworker, Glider Pilot. But only ever two at the same time.

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#1 posted 05-10-2017 04:36 PM

That is some amazing wood. Brother would I love to get my hands on a piece or three of it. What awesome is that box will only get better looking with age.

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#2 posted 05-10-2017 04:50 PM

B + B is totally correct. Gorgeous.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 05-10-2017 08:34 PM

Wow ! Unique design. It should be greatly appreciated by the new couple.
Well done. And the woodgrain is just awesome.


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#4 posted 05-11-2017 12:16 AM

Very nice job on the box. That is some extraordinary looking cherry. Fine wine needs a fine box.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 05-11-2017 01:23 AM

Nice looking box and Love the great looking cherry!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 05-11-2017 09:28 AM

Great design & construction. I like the card holders in the box – unique piece.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#7 posted 05-11-2017 11:21 AM

It’s a nice wine box. congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 05-11-2017 12:05 PM

That is a nice box. I really like the design! That gummy cherry is amazing wood. I recently got ahold of a bunch of it by accident and really like it. I found it is a very hard wood.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 05-11-2017 03:21 PM

That’s super cool. Had no idea that was a thing.

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