Reclaimed Red Oak Wine Chest

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Project by Richard posted 08-11-2013 07:03 PM 2887 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of our local groups is having a fundraiser and I wanted to contribute something to help their cause for their silent auction.

I wanted to build a chest to hold some wine and chocolates. The chest holds six bottles of wine and the tray will hold an assortment of chocolates. The wood comes from some very old, dusty oak planks from our warehouse district, and by the look of the dirt and water damage on the oak boards, I didn’t think they were salvageable. Well a bench planer is a wonderful tool. The rest of the Oak and Walnut comes from some reclaimed flooring minus the hideous nails. I enjoy working with reclaimed lumber. See my other projects for possible ideas.

I had a chance to make the chest out of reclaimed redwood, but was afraid that redwood was too soft, anybody have experience working with red wood?

If I had to do this all over again, I would allow for larger sizes of bottles, since wine bottles vary.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#1 posted 08-11-2013 07:07 PM

Awesome small chest. what are the dimensions? you have inspired me to try to tackle the sea chests. Thanks.

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#2 posted 08-11-2013 07:30 PM

22 by 13 by 12 inches

almost any size will do as long a it appealing to the eye.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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#3 posted 08-11-2013 10:01 PM

Well done! !Love the curved top it really adds to the overall class of the chest and its contents. I may have to put one of those on my buck list for my son.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#4 posted 08-12-2013 12:36 AM

Nice as usual Richard ! These might have a market! Don’t see what the problem would be with redwood. I’ve had fences made from it and cedar. Stands up well. Probably would have a nice grain pattern?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 08-12-2013 01:50 AM

I like it

-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#6 posted 08-12-2013 12:39 PM

I likes it too.

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

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#7 posted 08-12-2013 02:55 PM

Very nice! I will have to try to build something similar, it looks great!

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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#8 posted 08-14-2013 03:56 PM

Good looking chest! Very well designed, like the curved top and the handles. Great job and great recycle!

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