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Curly Maple Wine Rack

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Project by paridgerunner posted 01-03-2019 01:34 AM 579 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this for my wife.
Curly soft maple. Legs & top wormy maple.
The top is my 1st attempt at book matching.

Finish is water based Transfast dye: Early American Maple.
wipe on poly (2 parts clear gloss poly 1 part mineral spirits)

Built Spring 2018





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anthm27

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#1 posted 01-03-2019 10:38 AM

Great looking wine rack, Id definitely open that 15th bottle rather than leave it on the carpet.
Cheers
Anth

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Fiddy

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#2 posted 01-03-2019 11:43 AM

Very nice, like the wood combo!

One question for you, anything planned for the mitered frame around the bookmatched section? I always like that look, but never sure if movement would allow the miters to stay closed.

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paridgerunner

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#3 posted 01-03-2019 10:11 PM



Very nice, like the wood combo!

One question for you, anything planned for the mitered frame around the bookmatched section? I always like that look, but never sure if movement would allow the miters to stay closed.

- Fiddy

Thanks for the input.

Interesting you ask about the mitered frame, I am starting a new coffee table and matching end table and was considering doing something on the corners for just that reason.

I haven’t had any issues with the corners opening on 2 projects I have used this method, but I’m sure it could bite me one day. The frame is fastened to the top with biscuits, making sure one is right at each corner of the top. I’m sure this really doesn’t help the corner from moving.

I was thinking of using hidden splines on the corners or maybe even just a dowel or 2, depending on the width of the frame.

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Fiddy

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#4 posted 01-05-2019 11:07 AM

I think something to help support couldn’t hurt in the long run. Wouldn’t take much expansion across that top to open those up a bit. Then again, if they didn’t open and there was some real expansion, not sure what would happen. I suppose until then, keep them going since it looks great!

Nice work.

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ohwoodeye

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#5 posted 01-15-2019 03:39 PM

Very nice build. Attractive piece with a function.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 01-15-2019 04:08 PM

when the duck sees this he will say there is not enough room for his cases happy wife happy life I dont drink wine but I like the style GRAET JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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paridgerunner

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#7 posted 01-18-2019 07:08 PM

Thanks for the comments.

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