Wine Rack Table

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Project by Joshuah posted 01-28-2011 10:18 PM 2540 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walking outside my parents house this winter I found an couple of old boxes of wood, which my parents said was open game. FREE WOOD!! So when getting home I started to complain to my Fiance that our “catch everything” table was not big or nice enough… and just like that she took the bait and a new project was born!

While doing the table I felt like it needed some sprucing up so I added the circle inlays on the top corners and the bunch of grapes on the front. After watching the Wood Whisperer video on sand shading I had to try and the leaves and grapes gave me the opportunity.

The joints are Mortise and tenon (all the skirts and railings to the legs), Box joints(top to bottom portion of legs) and the butt joints(table top).

I finished it off with Natural Watco Danish Oil, 4 coats of Satin Minwax poly mixed with Mineral Spirits(80:20) then 3 coats of Carnauba Wax.

Thanks for looking

-- -Joshuah

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#1 posted 01-29-2011 12:22 AM

Well, now the grand “catch all” table is plenty nice enough. Hope it’s large enough too! Beautiful work all around, a real winner.

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#2 posted 01-29-2011 12:26 AM

“she took the bait”... classic. I’ve used that method myself a few times. I really like how you were able to glue up the different species for the various pieces. A great use of random lumber. Nice work!

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#3 posted 01-29-2011 12:43 AM

new to the site and let me say you did a great job on that top. Thanks for sharing.

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#4 posted 01-29-2011 06:14 AM

I admire your creativity in “stretching” that scrap wood into a beautiful “mosaic” furniture piece. I usually just use my scrap for picture frames or edging. You really thought this thing out…

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#5 posted 01-29-2011 12:26 PM

I love it, the table and ” she took the Bait.” First off, the table is great. Great display of so many different woods. The inlay looks great as well. I got Blondie to take the bait on, “I need a new TV which means I need to make a new Entertainment center for it as well. LOL

Thx for sharing.

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

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#6 posted 01-29-2011 11:34 PM

Cool looking table !!!!!!!

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#7 posted 01-30-2011 06:07 AM

Amazing work, cant wait to see more like this

-- -Jaymes-

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#8 posted 01-30-2011 10:55 PM

Looks great! I’m looking to expand our wine-storing capabilities, but a 2 and 4 year old drive me to over-engineer anything I do. That said, I hope to someday make pieces like this.

-- -I'm new here, but feel just as capable of making firewood as the next guy.

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#9 posted 02-04-2011 05:24 PM

An eye catching piece, and all made from scrap wood, no less! Nice job on the inlay work as well.

Looking forward to seeing more of your creations here on LJs.

-- 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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#10 posted 02-04-2011 08:45 PM

Thanks for the comments!
MikeMc yeah i cannot imagine trying to build anything with young ones running around!

-- -Joshuah

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#11 posted 02-17-2011 05:48 PM

They keep it interesting – the 4 year old boy has the ears of a bat, and whenever I fire up my TS, he knows, even if he’s 3 counties away. I’ve started letting him “help” in hopes that he can bear not being there for the more dangerous tasks.

Take care!

-- -I'm new here, but feel just as capable of making firewood as the next guy.

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