Wine Cabinet

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Project by woodbutcher posted 10-16-2009 04:52 AM 2782 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is constructed using all solid hardwoods-White Oak and Lyptus- The book matched door panels of Crotch white oak were the whole reason for the project. all the other panels are book matched as well. There is just a tiny bit of purple heart in the white oak and lyptus banding I made. I mean what is a wine cabinet with out a little purple heart and white oak. The cabinet will hold 16bottles of wine around 10-3” diameter glasses and the drawer with the carved grapes pull will hold a few different cork screws.

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#1 posted 10-16-2009 05:01 AM

Just … beautiful.

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#2 posted 10-16-2009 05:22 AM

Wow, really nice design and construction. Well done!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#3 posted 10-16-2009 06:29 AM

unique and cool great job

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#4 posted 10-16-2009 12:17 PM

Ken, That is one beautiful cabinet. I love the way you built the legs. Super job.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 10-16-2009 02:39 PM

Ken, That’s a great wine cabinet! You did an awesome job on those door panels and I really like the detail of your banding you made. Very unique on the inside. I’m in real trouble if Tracy sees this! We love wine…..I’m a woodworker…....all we have is a store bought wine rack…........I better get busy!! Thanks Ken, this is going to cost me. LOL.

-- John @

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#6 posted 10-16-2009 02:44 PM

So many excellent features, I don’t know what to comment on first!

Those panels are really spectacular, but Mother Nature gets most of the credit there. :-) I love the grape carving. And you made your own banding? Now I’m really impressed!

Really fine work, Ken.

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

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#7 posted 10-16-2009 03:21 PM

This is just beautiful. I really like the bookmatched panels in the doors and the base is amazing. Great job

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#8 posted 10-16-2009 05:06 PM

WOW, amazing.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#9 posted 10-17-2009 02:28 AM

Wow! beautiful cabinet.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#10 posted 10-17-2009 03:23 PM

TY all for your time to look and comment on this build. Your comments as always mean the most to me. cabinetmaster, I had to build the roundness in the legs or CharlieM1958 would not have belived that I had anything to do with it! huff, I missed it somewhere, did you say Tracy had a special e-mail address,that I should send this too? The inside was just the simplest way I could figure out how to minimize the overall weight. As you know all hardwoods and thier weight add up quickly. CharlieM1958, you’re right Mother Nature and that crotch piece of white oak was the entire reason I decided to build this. I just had to, resaw and book match that crotch. The only thing I could think of was a set of doors to show them off, hence a cabinet. As far as the banding goes that took the better part of a day to construct for me. But I’ve got enough left to do three more cabinets if needed-LOL. As far as the grapes carving goes, I’m still playing with relief carving and had to put a little one somewhere. Indiana_Parrotthead the base was one of the most fun parts, in that I got to stand in front of the lathe for a while and dodge flying wood chips. TY all again for your time and most gracious comments.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#11 posted 10-20-2009 06:21 AM

That is one awesome looking wine cabinet.
Most people think that white oak is limited to mission style pieces, but actually it can be quite striking in its natural form. And you have demonstrated this exquisitly.

Thanks for posting.

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#12 posted 10-20-2009 05:17 PM

TY so much for your compliment.I thought white oak and wine went together. While I don’t drink wine myself, I did know that oak casks were used to store and age wine. Coincidentaly the finish on this piece is something you’re familiar with also I believe.Tung oil/MS/urethane in equal parts. At the time of the pictures there had been no wax added. That will come very shortly.Thanks again for your time and compliment.

Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#13 posted 10-20-2009 11:33 PM

Very nice Ken, lets pop a cork or two and talk about it.

-- Dan Wiggins

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