|Project by Luddite||posted 12-22-2015 01:10 AM||629 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
21 Dec 2015
After I’d re-purposed the Wine Cabinet, previous project, I had 5 sets of racks sitting on my shelf. Thinking I could maybe use them one day I left them with the other “I might need this” odds and ends of woodworking scrap.
So, my wife commissions me, for Christmas and sans pay, to design a wine ‘thingy’ for our youngest niece and her boyfriend. Gee! I could make a little counter top rack or a small cabinet. The small rack would get lost and not used. A small cabinet would take too long. So….. Make a small side table with a set of racks and I just happen to have some ready made pieces.
It so happened that Woodcraft had a couple of pallets of ‘not the best’ cherry selling for $4/bf. I picked through and found enough good quality for less than $30. Hey, so far this isn’t going to put a dent in the wood fund account.
Milled it out on a Friday, made tenons and mortises on Saturday, sanded and made the shelves on Monday, assembled on Wednesday, oiled on Thursday, varnished on Friday and Saturday, give it to them on a Sunday.
Oh and added a few turquoise gems to make it interesting.
Overall this was a fun and quick project of course without monetary reward. The niece really loved it.
-- T Loftus -- Just on the edge of common sense