|Project by unisaw2||posted 03-09-2010 09:32 PM||2800 views||8 times favorited||14 comments|
We wanted a rustic look of large beams for the clay hexagon tiles to sit on, and hold the wine bottles.
The beams are beveled box beams. Jointed then glued up 4/4 Shagbark Hickory to make boards 15” wide x 12’ long. These 15” boards were run thru the drum sander. Then they were beveled and biscuits were added to the bevels for alignment during glue up. Gluing these large beams took a lot of clamps and special cauls. Final box beams were 15” deep x 5” high. The backs were left open for cleats that were attached to the walls.
Finish was 3 coats of varnish.
An enjoyable project. We also made the room air tight and added a strong remote fan so that cigars could be smoked without the smoke getting into the rest of the house. The exhaust system works well, and is quiet.
-- JJ - Northern Illinois