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Project by Marge posted 1999 days ago 1576 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built the wine rack – side table to go under the mirror previously posted. The table is purpleheart and hard maple. It is my second attempt at hand cut dovetalls. I decided to invert the handle on the drawer – seemed to be in line with the inversion of color of the pieces. There is a carving of a maritini glass, bottle of wine and grapes on the bottom shelf. (not complete) I test carved the bottle and grapes but still testing the maritini glass!

-- Marge, Colorado





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1999 days ago

Excellent work!

It’s good to keep your wine right next to the door so you can grab a bottle as soon as you walk in. <g>

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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John Gray

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#2 posted 1999 days ago

Great job!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 1999 days ago

Sweet!!! Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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oldskoolmodder

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#4 posted 1999 days ago

OH, that’s sweet looking!

I’ll second what Charlie said, but add not so jokingly, that it makes it easier to grab a bottle as a last minute thing if going to visit a friend for dinner.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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Dominic Vanacora

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#5 posted 1999 days ago

What a great design. The Purple Heart is a great selection and goes perfectly with the wines. I have worked with Purple Heart and found it challenging to work with even with the small items I make. You have done a great job in all aspect of you’re project.
Did you design the wine rack or purchase the drawings. If you pruchased the drawing could you tell me where. This would look great in any home.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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SCOTSMAN

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#6 posted 1999 days ago

really beautiful I never saw such a lot of purpleheart in one job .However it is one of my favourite woods manty thanks for showing good luck for your future in woodworking and much happiness as you do projects as wonderful as this.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Gary

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#7 posted 1999 days ago

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Tony Z

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#8 posted 1999 days ago

I love it. Very nice job.

-- Tony, Ohio

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Woodhacker

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#9 posted 1999 days ago

Marge, both pieces are beautiful. I really like the design of both and the combination of woods.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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matt garcia

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#10 posted 1999 days ago

Thats gorgeous!! I love purple heart!! And those are some great dovetails!! Great work!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Marge

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#11 posted 1999 days ago

Dominic,
The design is my own.

-- Marge, Colorado

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darryl

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#12 posted 1998 days ago

the design of the piece is great.
the look of the purpleheart and maple is just amazing!
I really like this piece.

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 1998 days ago

Beaut job Marge. Great colours.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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SteveL

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#14 posted 1995 days ago

Lovely piece! I suppose the purpleheart tells me you favor red wines… but then again the maple says white… Very nice piece and I love the inverted handle and the contrast between the purpleheart and maple that shows in your dovetails. Very nice project. Kudos! I like the fact that I can still see the knife line from your dovetail layout work too. It says “handcut.”

-- SteveL

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mtbxxl

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#15 posted 1866 days ago

Gorgeous piece, first off. Absolutely stunning. The combination of purpleheart and maple is one of my favorites. Have you guys seen the solid purpleheart bench Brandon Pierce displayed on the finewoodworking.com gallery some time ago? Imagine the extra tool sharpening needed to complete that project?

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