Wine Cork Display Boxes

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Project by jayhawk posted 08-16-2011 04:32 PM 4084 views 7 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Kudos to FaTToaD for his inspiring blog on how to make wine cork displays. I’m always looking for unusual small projects to make for Christmas/Birthday/Anniversary gifts. During a visit to my sister-in-laws house I noticed that they collected their wine corks in a plastic shopping bag hanging on a door handle. I was certain that someone on Lumberjocks had a better solution for collecting and displaying wine corks. A quick search on LJ brought up FaTToaD’s blog. His photos and captions made it easy to build. My contribution to his idea is to make the rear panel reversible with a wine themed picture on one side and a matching wood on the other. My wife and daughter ended my search for backgrounds when they introduced me to the incredible selection of Scrapbooking papers. The papers are not only beautiful but inexpenisve (less than a dollar) and exactly the right size, 12X12 inches. After applying the finish to the rear panel, I used spray adhesive to glue the picture to it. If you would rather have the wood rear panel showing, simply remove and flip over. Everyone I show them to is pleased with the results. My son collects craft beer bottle caps in his and we’ve had suggestions to collect sea shells, shotgun shells, legos, candy and cash in them. Whatever you collect has to fit through the 1-1/4” hole in the top.
The woods from left to right are: oak, pine, cherry and rough sawn cedar. They are sitting on a sofa table I made from some species of cherry (chokecherry?). It came from storage planks in the rafters of my 70 year old garage.
This is my first post. I hope I did OK.

-- Jay, NE Kansas

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#1 posted 08-16-2011 05:05 PM

Jay, very nice. What a novel idea. Now I know what I have to do for all the corks hanging around the kitchen counter.

-- Jim

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#2 posted 08-16-2011 06:05 PM

Nice I have looked at these types of projects and thought about making some. I made some glued into a pic frame that I posted on here.
Well done.

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

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#3 posted 08-16-2011 06:11 PM

Thanks Ken. I’m looking for ideas on what to do with the corks that we collect.

-- Jay, NE Kansas

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#4 posted 08-16-2011 08:12 PM

Hello Jay

I like your project

Another idea after collecting corks
A small project but I’ve make three of them and they serve every day

Thanks for sharing

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

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