Swan Wine Basket

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Project by OttoH posted 01-03-2011 01:20 AM 1346 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I have friends that enjoy wine and are really into birding. As a thank you for all that they have done for us this past year I built this Swan Wine Basket. It is made out of reclaimed lumber from our Sunday School Classroom redo and Baltic Birch Plywood. It is finished with an oil-based enamel for durability, and the bottom is sanded smooth with a Pecan stain applied to it along with an inscription thanking them for their kindnesses.

I saw a swan tray / basket at our favorite Bed & Breakfast in San Antonio, which is the last photo and it inspired me to build this. As with every project I learned something new building this basket; it is the first time I created a mold to laminate and bend wood.

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

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#1 posted 01-03-2011 01:23 AM

LOL very cool I’m sure you will get many smiles on this one!

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

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#2 posted 01-03-2011 01:28 AM

what a cool idea! Well done.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#3 posted 01-03-2011 02:57 AM

Otto did you work on this today? In the 30 degree weather? Nice wine caddy!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 01-03-2011 05:08 AM

Matt, of course I worked on this today, it took me two days to complete including the paint drying time. No worries about the weather, my workshop is climate controlled on it’s own seperate system, you just gotta love model homes where the garage was the builders office!

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

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#5 posted 03-16-2011 09:33 PM

Ingenious! Well done!

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