marquetry wine cellar

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Project by dimitris posted 05-08-2009 10:28 AM 3163 views 12 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

the dimensions of this project is 240cm x 230cm and we can place 300 bottles.The marquetry designs on the two doors its made with over 1000 pieces on each door.

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#1 posted 05-08-2009 01:31 PM

Dimitris, you are a true craftsman. This is stunning work. What type of woods were used?

Thanks for posting this.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#2 posted 05-08-2009 02:02 PM

This is totally incredible work! Seeing a piece like this one I wish my home was larger so I could try my luck at a similar project. Very inspiring.

-- Whatever

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#3 posted 05-08-2009 02:27 PM

Beautiful Design & Craftsmanship!!! A great mix between the parquetry and marquetry.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 05-08-2009 02:30 PM

A fantastic piece! Please post larger photos next time!

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

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#5 posted 05-08-2009 02:57 PM

Dimitris your marquetry is very inspiring – thanks for the post.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#6 posted 05-08-2009 03:09 PM

Wow nice work. I would interested in any more detail yosu could post about this project. Types of wood construction processes. This is a great project, the more I look at it the more I like it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Alan, Prince George

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#7 posted 05-08-2009 04:25 PM

Beautiful work ! I just went to your website and must say your marquetry is outstanding.

Great Job!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#8 posted 05-08-2009 05:10 PM

This is beautiful. The grapes look awesome. Well done.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#9 posted 05-08-2009 05:25 PM

This way cool super great job beautiful

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 05-08-2009 06:36 PM

Wow! I’ll drink to that. I suspect the wines deserve their own throne. Beautiful…

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#11 posted 05-08-2009 06:52 PM

OK..Ok.. now you gotta start a blog on how you did this step by step.. might be a long blog, but you started this!! LOL all I can say is WOW!! Holy Smokes!! I gotta see how you did this and give it a try myself…lol you are a true expert on crafting and design that’s for sure..

-- Randall Child

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#12 posted 05-08-2009 07:00 PM

Dimitris – beautiful marquetry work. I have done grapes before, but not as many bunches as your project, so I can picture the stacks of taped packets of grapes waiting to be cut into the background. Can you give some details – do you use a donkey and hand cut, or double bevel work with a scroll saw? What is the substrate material for holding the wine bottles? Baltic Birch ply?
The casework design has very fine lines, I would be a little worried about 300 full bottles of wine in it, as the bottom ” X ” shaped section in each of the side columns, will feel the weight of all above it, and the cross bracing will act like a automotive scissor jack to want to push the sides of the case outwards.

-- "Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement." Ronald Reagan

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#13 posted 05-08-2009 07:24 PM

absolutely stunning!

-- Childress Woodworks

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#14 posted 05-08-2009 10:31 PM

Very beautiful Dimitris, You have really some great work on that one. Thanks for posting

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#15 posted 05-09-2009 12:06 AM

Fantastic piece and excellent craftsmanship.

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