Cork Board

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Project by CanadaJeff posted 02-26-2011 11:07 PM 2136 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Things to make because you have a serious drinking problem!

It’s a real corkboard!

- 176 corks (and we had leftovers)
- Pine frame with a birch plywood backing

The finish is a cherrywood gel stain with a pre-stain to eliminate blotchiness.

Hmm, bottles empty, gotta go!

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#1 posted 02-26-2011 11:26 PM

”176 corks” Looks like you’ll have to empty a bunch more so that you can start on the next one.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 11:34 PM

That is too cool!!! Now i know what to make my daughter for the next occasion! -i’ll have to tell all my neighbors to get busy having some backyard parties!!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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Glen Peterson

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#3 posted 02-26-2011 11:51 PM

I’ve been saving corks for years for a project like this. What kind of glue did you use? Thanks for posting. And cheers!

-- Glen

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#4 posted 02-27-2011 12:32 AM

Glen, Just regular wood glue.
A couple of words of warning if your going to make one. Avoid plastic or those spongy corks, the glue doesn’t bond well to them. I actually had a couple come out and had to replace with real cork.

Pre-measure the corks first before determining the frame, that way they fit nice and you wont have to shave or cut any of them.

One thing I didn’t do but was considering is if you don’t have many corks you could cut them in half. Still should give the cork look, just wont be a raised up. On the other hand I bet the glue would hold them great!

Popsnsons – Im way ahead of you. Enjoying a glass right now!


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Scott Rhoades

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#5 posted 02-27-2011 02:53 AM

Looks good. I’ve done a coffee table top like that in the past. Was a wood table with glass inserts so I painted some thin plywood black and mounted it with just enough room between it and the glass. Looked great. Unfortunately the table went with my ex-wife. I kept the corks though. Was still a good deal. :)

-- Scott Rhoades

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#6 posted 02-27-2011 04:08 AM

you way passed up a hundred bottles o beer on the wall! LOL
very kool idea. I/we’ve got a few ourselves

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 02-28-2011 07:37 PM

A beautiful piece but be careful with the wine !!!!!!!!
A piece that I must do to go with …........
See the link

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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