Wine Bottle Rack

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-26-2019 02:37 AM 583 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is gift for the daughter of a friend of mine. They said she was looking for a unique wood wine rack and wanted the grain showing..not painted..

This one is made from two wine crates of French wine plus some American pine. When I went to the party store to see if they had any more crates, they said most all wine comes in corrugated cardboard cartons. Only the most expensive wine comes in crates any more and you have to buy a full case to get the crate.

The size of this rack was limited by the width or the crate boards. It finished at 13 5/8” square x 6 1/2” deep, each opening is 3 3/8” square. It can be free standing or wall mounted

It is finished with clear lacquer.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 08-26-2019 02:49 AM

Mighty fine looking Jim. I believe when you repurpose crates with writing on them is great. Keeps the history together with the project. Nice job.

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

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#2 posted 08-26-2019 03:00 AM

Nice mate, I can almost taste it!

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#3 posted 08-26-2019 03:15 AM

Love that rustic look!

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#4 posted 08-26-2019 03:33 AM

Nice work Jim, like the idea of the writing shown, adds a bit of history in years to come. Will be a gift well appreciated. Cheers.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#5 posted 08-26-2019 03:38 AM

That is Great Jim!! Nice work!!

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#6 posted 08-26-2019 04:33 AM

Very NICE work! Jim…

Happy Half Lapping makes everything go together so nicely…

She will like it!

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#7 posted 08-26-2019 04:39 AM

Good looking original racks Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 08-26-2019 05:14 AM

very nice,mate

-- bambi

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#9 posted 08-26-2019 05:34 AM

Very interesting concept. I like to se various wine rack ideas

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 08-26-2019 10:49 AM

nice rack Jim (did I really say that ?)

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#11 posted 08-26-2019 01:40 PM

nice rack Jim (did I really say that ?)

- recycle1943

LMAO, good one.

Jim, that really is a nice crate rack. Are the half laps done on a BS, look pretty deep for the normal TS fare. Either that or bonus points for hand tools. Either way it’s probably gonna get copied, stenciling on the wood from old wine boxes, or not.

Thanks for posting.

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#12 posted 08-26-2019 03:09 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. It looks like this will be the last thing made from wine crates unless I find someone who is buying the real good stuff by the case!! I hope she likes it.

Hi Joe and Steve. Half lap, is that what you call it? I didn’t know for sure. Anyway. I cut all the slots on the table saw. I clamped them all together and had a thick board mounted to my sliding miter fence on my BT3000 saw with T nuts. I clamped all the pieces to the board and carefully aligned the saw cuts to the lines so they were totally interchangeable either way I slid them together. The cuts were 3 17/64” deep.

Hi Dick. if I was a girl, I’d be proud you said that!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 08-26-2019 05:20 PM

How ingenious! I love the way you used the boxes for the rack.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#14 posted 08-26-2019 07:46 PM

nice work jim,cheers.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#15 posted 08-26-2019 08:00 PM

Elegant as always Jim!

If I was to suggest add-ons, I’d say have a place for them plastic cups and also a pair of channel locks to help get the caps off the bottles (I’m not very “up” on the fineries of the good stuff 8^)

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