Wine Cork Display Tutorials #1: Intro

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Blog entry by FaTToaD posted 11-18-2010 06:08 AM 6875 reads 13 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To my amazement there has been a lot of inquiries into how I make my wine cork displays. These questions inspired me to create a series of blog/tutorials to help explain my process. They will probably go into far more detail than most of you “master woodworkers” care to see, but I’m hoping it will help those new to woodworking. I remember how valuable some of the more detailed tutorials where to me when I first started, and still are for that matter.

The design is one of my own. It’s very simple, basically the same as the boxes I make but with glass and a hole in the top. There is nothing complicated about them and they make great gifts. They don’t have to store just wine corks either. Some of the people I have made them for store beer caps, marbles, and coins in them.

Please feel free to copy my design. I’m sure there are several ways to improve upon it and I’ve love to see or hear about any of them. Some of the ideas I’ve played around with include: rectangle instead of square, box joints instead of miters, and making the glass removable instead of the back.

I use a basic set of tools as follows:
  • Tablesaw
  • Miter Saw
  • Router
  • Drill
  • Miter Key Jig

The techniques used are simple. I’ve only been at this for a year, so most new woodworker should able to follow along. If you have an questions, feel free to contact me. As always, any comments or feedback is welcome. I hope you enjoy the tutorials!


-- David

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#1 posted 11-18-2010 05:13 PM

Excellent! This is a great Holiday gift idea. Thanks for taking the time to share your process and experience. The glass vs. plastic tip is great.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#2 posted 11-18-2010 07:58 PM

Hello David

Yeah a good blog

We have a commun passion : wine corks !!!!!!

Today in France it’s the ” beaujolais nouveau “day : a traditionnal day around wine ( and a lot of wine cork!!!!)

Thanks for your blog and your beautiful idea

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

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#3 posted 12-15-2010 08:32 PM


Don’t know if you are still following your post, but I am another wine cork guy. I like to make bullitin boards and trivets with them. Here is a display of some of the stuff I’ve done. Looks simple but lots of steps. I like your design and may make that one of my upcoming projects.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 12:01 AM

This is so pretty. But too hard for me! do you sell these?

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#5 posted 05-15-2013 12:17 AM

Hi—- any chance you would make these wine cork boxes to order? The size would be a little different than yours…..

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