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Here are a couple wine cork display boxes I made as gifts. I've had the idea in my head for quite some time, and I decided to finally make a couple and give them to friends that actually drink enough wine to fill them up. They were pretty simple to make, and everyone who's seen them so far has loved them.

The boxes themselves are made from 3/4" red oak purchases at the local big box store. The larger one is 11 1/8" square, and the smaller one is 10 1/8" square. Both are 2 1/2" deep. The miter splines are from a cedar fence post.

After I carefully taped the glass, I applied three or four coats of oil-based wipe on poly, and then a couple coats of paste wax. The backs are made from some sort of 1/4" ply that was about as close to "oak" looking as I could find locally. With the poly they are a little more golden than I hoped for but still fit well with the boxes. The backs are not secured by anything besides a tight fit, so they can be removed if necessary.

All in all I'm pretty happy with them. The miters are some of the tightest I've made so far, and everything went together smoothly. I'll be making a couple with redwood in the near future.

As always, thanks for looking!

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Really cool idea and well executed. I've never seen anything like that before but then again, I'm not much of a wine drinker myself. A great gift idea though, especially with Christmas coming sooner than we'd think.

Thanks for the post and all the great pictures as well.
 

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what a great idea.
looks like was fun to make,will make someone happy
 

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David, real nice. and when you get them full, you will have the best sanding belt and disc cleaners in town.
Rand
 

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i genuinely love this idea. i hope you don't mind if i 'borrow' the idea :) i know a family that this would be perfect for.
 

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These are really cool. Thx for sharing. I have made a framed display's for wine corks that everyone wants. ( http://lumberjocks.com/projects/34421 ) I really like yours. Did you use tempered glass? Sweet idea you have here. Nice job.
 

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Great idea! I'll be starting on one for my wife today she says! LOL
 

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I love this idea! Great Job!
 

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That will be on my list for this weekend. Great idea.
 

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I LOVE this idea. I'm actually considering incorporating it into a wine rack / small butcher block. Here's my thought:

 

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That's an awesome idea! I know several people who would love something like that. Be sure and let me know when you get it finished, I want to see pictures!
 
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