|Project by Nitreug||posted 12-07-2014 05:20 PM||1338 views||4 times favorited||3 comments|
I built this wine / port box for a gift exchange in my family for this coming Christmas. My cousin asked for this bottle of port and for fun, I decided to build this box. It is built out of scraps / leftovers so it was a rather cheap and quick project!
The top and bottom are made of 4/4 zebrawood that I resawed. The sides are made of leftover 8/4 maple from my coffee table (see my previous project) that I also resawed. The accent wood is leftover wenge from a humidor I built last year. I decided to use the wenge on the corners since my miter wasn’t very tight. Great way to hide this small mistake. To “wrap” the bottle, I made several shavings out of another piece of scrap maple.
Finally, the finish is spray lacquer. I applied a light coat of paste wax with steel wool to “finish the finish”. It also helps put and remove the lid very smoothly.