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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-25-2009 07:07 PM 5640 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an oak wine stopper rack used to display my wine stoppers at shows. I had a show coming up and always had to lay down the stoppers on the table and they would roll around so I got this brainstorm for a rack that was easy to make and would hold all the stoppers that I have at any one time.

It is made of red oak and stained with Zar #120 Teak Natural stain and finished with clear lacquer.

It holds 35 wine stoppers at 3 levels and is on a lazy susan for easy viewing.

The three rings are cut from the same piece of wood so the grain would match. I use standard stopper bottoms so I could make the counterbores all the same.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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WayneC

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#1 posted 11-25-2009 07:14 PM

Very cool. I did a simpler version to hold some I made for a christmas gift. You might be able to sell a variation at your show… Sell sets of 5 or 6.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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LesB

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#2 posted 11-25-2009 07:26 PM

Both are good ideas.
I made one similar to Wayne’s only the holes are drilled at an angle (about 30 degrees) and it is mounted on the wall in the kitchen.

-- Les B, Oregon

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ohwoodeye

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#3 posted 11-25-2009 09:00 PM

The idea is excellent and it looks well made. Please do not take offence but I do have a difference of opinion. I would have probably made this rack from maple and finished it natural or made it from poplar and painted it white. That way the stoppers would really pop out at you. Now they tend to blend in with the rack and lose their detail…...and from what I can tell, you have some really nice stoppers.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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KayBee

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#4 posted 11-25-2009 11:50 PM

Nice idea. I second woodeye’s idea that white would be better. It would really show off the wood. Right now they blend in too much

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 11-26-2009 03:40 AM

After I finished it, I had the same Idea about a lighter color for contrast. I’m an oak person and I could not paint it but I did think about using a white stain. Then I had a couple beers and the idea went away!!
Anyway it worked at the last show and I hope it works well in Arizona in Feb.

See you all in the spring!..............Jim

ps. This is a great website. I made the recommendation to our guild members to join it instead of trying to start our own.

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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scrappy

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#6 posted 11-26-2009 07:53 AM

Nice display rack. I like it the color it is. In person I am sure the stoppers speak for themselves and are well heard.

Keep us posted when you will be in arizona. There are a few of us here and maby we can get together.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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pighunter

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#7 posted 11-28-2009 02:47 PM

I have been looking for a rack just like the round one. I hope you sell these and if not where can I find it to buy one. Great idea

-- pighunter

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 11-28-2009 09:36 PM

I did not plan to sell them . I just made this one for showing my wine stoppers in an orderly way.
Give me a call 616 698 6842 and I could sell you one if you give me the specifics. I am getting pretty busy now with Christmas coming and we leave in Jan for Az so there is not much time?

If you can do the woodworking, I can show you how to make it.

...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 11-28-2009 09:48 PM

Very nice rack.That’s a lot of stoppers

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mynoblebear

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#10 posted 11-28-2009 11:16 PM

I hope that it helped sell a lot of wine stoppers for you. Presentation can make all of the difference.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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Budgie

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#11 posted 11-29-2009 07:40 AM

Nice job. Kick it up a notch – How about a lazy susan base on it?

-- Bud, Central Square, NY, http://thepostnbeam.blogspot.com/

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 11-29-2009 06:59 PM

Hi Budgie. The rack is on a lazy susan. I turned the inside of the second ring from the bottom to conceal it so it can’t be seen from the outside.
..............Thanks, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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