Mission Oak Wine Rack

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Project by missionworks posted 08-28-2009 03:47 AM 4728 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wine rack I made to donate to a charity auction. I was looking for something in the craftsman style, but I couldn’t find anything in any of my books. I found this basic design online and made a few modifications. I’m not sure it looks “mission” enough, but they liked it at the auction.
It’s made from quartersawn white oak and uses mortise and tenon construction.
I think if I build another one, I’ll try through tenons.
Thanks for looking.

-- MW |

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#1 posted 08-28-2009 05:54 AM

It came out nice.

As for the donation you will be blessed.

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#2 posted 08-28-2009 05:57 AM

Thank you.

-- MW |

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#3 posted 08-28-2009 05:57 AM

Super wine rack

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#4 posted 08-28-2009 06:26 AM

That’s mission enough for me. I approve of the through-tenon idea. What are the radii of your cutouts? I’ve used 4” for the larger diameter before. Also, what’s your finish?

I love your signature brand on the piece. Very classy. I noticed that your “dry run” didn’t involve wine though. Looking for something a bit stronger after a day in the shop?

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#5 posted 08-28-2009 12:23 PM

Nice wine rack!

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#6 posted 08-28-2009 02:23 PM

Thanks for the comments.
I used 4” for the big cutouts. I might try smaller next time. The finish is water-based stain, oil-based stain, grain filler, tung oil and paste wax.
The signature is a rubber stamp placed under the oil stain coat.
I didn’t have a wine bottle, so sometimes you have to improvise. :)

-- MW |

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#7 posted 08-28-2009 06:18 PM

Very nice project. I agree with the Captain that thru M&T would add a nice A&C accent. What are the overall dimensions?

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#8 posted 08-29-2009 03:47 AM

Thank you.
It’s 10” tall, 15 3/8” wide and 10 7/8” deep.

-- MW |

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#9 posted 03-31-2010 11:40 PM

I was just planning a wine rack (and my first “real”—read: not for my shop—project) and came across your very nice example. Thanks for posting it!

You mentioned you might go smaller on the 4” diameters. I had originally thought 3 1/2” (after my caliper session with a wine bottle or two) but bumped to 4” just out of ‘give it some more space’—do you find the 4” overkill? Maybe 3 3/4 or what were you thinking?

I’m also wondering what the spacing is between the top-of-the-bottom and the bottom-of-the-top racks? That was part of my concern: to make it shallow enough that I can fit enough bottles/have more racks, but with enough room to get the bottles in and out easily.

Thanks for any information you can provide!

-- Todd (Denver, CO -- Highlands)

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#10 posted 04-01-2010 05:27 AM

Let me find my plans and I’ll get back to you.

-- MW |

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#11 posted 01-16-2012 07:44 PM

This is a very cool wine rack design. I like it.

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