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Project by Bill posted 09-18-2007 06:34 PM 4751 views 32 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found an old book that had quite a few projects inside. One that caught my interest was this counter top wine rack. This wine rack is made of Red Oak. It has three coats of semi gloss polyurethane finish.

I attached the top shelf, bottom shelf and sides with the Festool Dominos, as well as using it for making the wide sides. The wine glass guides were attached with screws.

The overall size of this rack is 18 inches wide, 17 inches tall, and 13 inches deep at the base.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com





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#1 posted 09-18-2007 06:53 PM

Nice wine rack Bill.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#2 posted 09-18-2007 07:13 PM

Bill,

Great looking rack. Excellent finishing. Very clean looking.

You are lovin that Domino, aren’t you ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Bill

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#3 posted 09-18-2007 07:16 PM

Yes Tom, I use it every chance I get. I am trying to learn the best ways of using it, what it can do, etc.

Thanks Grant and Tom for the nice compliments.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#4 posted 09-18-2007 07:34 PM

Very nice addition to any kitchen – some of these old books have some fantastic ideas in them.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#5 posted 09-18-2007 09:33 PM

ditto – nice rack. Great idea for a project.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#6 posted 09-19-2007 12:55 AM

Bill,

Very nice. The funny thing is I think that was my first project about 20 years ago. We still have it. Although, we’re just storing it at the moment. I will pull it out a post a picture. I don’t remember where I saw the plan. One difference is mine has a solid back.

-- Dave _-^-_ Baltimore, MD

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#7 posted 09-19-2007 01:41 AM

Very simple and very well done Bill... and I can’t think of anything more useful than that! :o)

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#8 posted 09-19-2007 04:43 AM

Great job Bill. It looks like a keeper, and a user.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 09-19-2007 10:02 AM

Very well executed, Bill. Your woodworking has the marks of a perfectionist; clean simple, functional.

With the increasing popularity of screw-on caps for even some of the better wines, I think the convention of laying bottles on their sides to keep the corks moist may soon pass into obscurity.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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Bill

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#10 posted 09-19-2007 04:33 PM

Thank you all for the compliments.

DustyDave – the project plan did show a solid back. I elected to leave it off on this one. I thought it would seem more open and inviting if you could see through it.

Don, I think you are right about the bottles and stoppers. But, I think people may still lay them on their sides because of tradition and the look. You can get a lot of bottles stacked in those diamond shaped wine racks, and they are showy. This one only holds 4 bottles, but it is still showy.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#11 posted 09-30-2007 03:09 PM

Very nice and funtional addition to the kitchen.Well done Bill!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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