Wine Bottle Rack

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Project by recycle1943 posted 12-25-2014 03:52 PM 2572 views 20 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just had to post this, it’s not my first one by a long shot but I felt the aftermath needed to be displayed. I have a real problem throwing any wood cutoffs/cutouts away. Consequently I end up with a LOT of work that keeps me busy for days on end and out of the house. (wife is happy lol )
This wine rack is aromatic cedar and plywood and is about 10 1/2” tall, 4 1/2” deep and 4 1/2” wide. The first picture shows the rack, second is the rack with a bottle inserted. I meant inserted because the openings aren’t large enough to set a bottle in from the side, it has to be inserted from the front (or back).
The third picture shows the rack with a couple cutouts in place and the fourth picture shows a few of the cutouts transformed into business card holders, small candy dish, potpourri dish etc.
The problem with repurposing the cutouts is that it is another 3 days of sanding, glueing, sanding and finishing for what seems to some as a waste of time.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#1 posted 12-25-2014 05:06 PM

I know you told me about the rack but I could not picture it in my mind. I really like it and it gives me another idea to steal. As to the cut-outs you put to use, nice. Now for the rest of the story. This guy has more wood stock than he will use in two life times. Guess these cut off projects is how he keeps so much stock. Way to go my friend.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#2 posted 12-25-2014 05:41 PM

Great project Dick, looks like pure profit to me – that is the best part of using scraps – free material :-) Any time spent in the shop is good time. Merry Christmas to you and the family.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 12-25-2014 06:12 PM

Nice use of cutoffs, makes a great dual purpose project, wine rack and when out of wine, a band saw box with drawers. The drawers can hold wine accessories, opener, cork, pour spout, etc.
Merry Christmas.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 12-26-2014 12:19 AM

Looks great and i don’t see any time wasted there .All i see is some really nice work .

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#5 posted 12-26-2014 04:17 AM

edit – after posting and taking a closer look at the pics, I see that I described the rack incorrectly. This particular one is made from Aromatic Cedar and Walnut sap-wood. I did make another using plywood as the medium filler and with that exception it is identical to the one pictured.

And as a side note, my son and daughter in law stopped today and I no longer have this Wine Rack in my possession and as well she wants the cutout blanks finished as blanks for fillers when the slot is void of a wine bottle. So it turns out that the only scrap from this project is the saw dust made at the band saw and from sanding.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 12-26-2014 12:45 PM

You are the recycle King my friend. Very cool. Way to use those cutoffs up.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 12-26-2014 03:21 PM

that looks great David, mind if I use your design.

I like the use of the optional drawers.

again looks great

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#8 posted 12-28-2014 02:16 AM

Super design ,PLEASE allow me to use it.
Thanks , Dave

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#9 posted 12-28-2014 08:02 PM

Dick I really like this. I think your son and dil will enjoy.

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