Wine Racks, Six bottle racks showing graceful curves.

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Project by _Steve posted 08-07-2010 03:51 AM 2864 views 26 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This year we ended up getting 3-4 wedding invites so I decided to find a build to fit this need. I got the idea of a wine rack along with a bottle to start them off. After searching the net, I came across this basic design, love the idea of the arch, but I added my own touch to it.

I did a complete round-over on all edges, came up with my own design on the stretchers by using 2 different arches to add visual interest, tied them in on a 45 degree angle and lock them with Walnut/Cherry wedges.

Of the 3 posted, 1 is all quilted Birdseye, 1 of Red Birch with sapwood and Quilted Birdseye stretchers, 1 with Red Elm and Quilted Birdseye stretchers. I’m doing 6 for now.

-- McMaker Woodworks, Where you can give directive for a pending antique.

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#1 posted 08-07-2010 04:06 AM

These are great! Did you design them or follow a pattern. I would love to build some for my friends. Can you share the dimensions and your building process. Instant favorite.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#2 posted 08-07-2010 04:13 AM

Very creative design, from one wino to another….LOL

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#3 posted 08-07-2010 04:15 AM

what a GREAT idea!

-- Susannah, Colonial Beach VA

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#4 posted 08-07-2010 07:44 AM

Nicely designed and executed. I really like the birdseye maple, very elegant with a whimsical flair.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#5 posted 08-07-2010 08:03 AM

beautiful gifts!

-- helen

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#6 posted 08-07-2010 11:26 AM

A great idea Steve, they look wonderful!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#7 posted 08-07-2010 01:35 PM

Very original.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 08-07-2010 02:40 PM

Very cool idea, I never seen this design before.
I like your visible little vedge joints.
Thank you for sharing.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#9 posted 08-07-2010 03:23 PM

Very nice. A perfect wedding gift—with the wine, of course.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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#10 posted 08-07-2010 03:30 PM

Very nice wine rack. The only thing I would add to it as a wedding gift are carvings or woodburning of first names on one side (if they can fit) and the date on the other side.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#11 posted 08-07-2010 04:25 PM

This would be a good blog series! Does anyone second the motion?

Beautiful work here, including the design and the wood selection!

It’s not as simple as making a template and cranking them out, I know, but what a great thing to make multiples of for gifts.

Thanks for posting these beauties!

Would you consider a blog on this?

I like Alex’s idea as well of adding the date and names to personalize each one.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 08-08-2010 03:16 AM

Thanks everyone for the kind words of encouragement/compliments.
Toxicoval… I found a template for the end panels on the web; then I was checking here on LJ and seen this one that max posted 4 years ago. . I downloaded the template, printed it out, and traced them on 12 pieces of stock for 6 wine racks. The basic outside measurements are, 18” wide by 7 ½” tall.
I made them my own by rounding over the edges with a 3/8” router bit. When I sketched up the stretchers, I wanted something to catch the eye, so I incorporated two different concave arches as an alternative to the convex arches on the end panels. The stretchers are 8” between the end panels.
Jonathan… I have never done a blog in the past, I’ll have to think of doing one in the future

-- McMaker Woodworks, Where you can give directive for a pending antique.

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#13 posted 08-09-2010 05:52 AM

Nice looking wine racks. Are you worried about the short grain snapping off of the back portion where the half circles meet?

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#14 posted 02-08-2011 02:31 AM

Really nice design Steve. The curves really add to the attractive end product. I hope that you have considered submitting it as a project to one of the woodworking magazines?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#15 posted 11-26-2012 10:31 AM

Love this, it looks brilliant.
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