|Project by Don||posted 01-03-2007 07:09 AM||2564 views||4 times favorited||13 comments|
A simple wine rack is an appropriate project for a part of the world that produces some of the finest available wines . I entered this in my woodworking club’s 2003 2×4 Challenge. The restriction was that the project had to be made entirely from a standard 2×4 wall stud. The end panels were made by re-sawing the 2×4, book matching the sections (there are 4 per panel) and biscuit joining them. The rails are through-mortise and tenon joints with wedges.
For me, the biggest challenge was the finish. I have seen projects made of pine and am usually disappointed with the standard of finish. I wanted to see if I could make something with a more “professional” finish. This was done by going through all the sandpaper grades up to 1200, then applying a shellac sanding sealer and more sanding with 1200 to remove the fuzz, polished with paste wax containing Tripoli talc, and coating with two light coats of a traditional paste wax. The result is a deep rich shine on timber that is smooth as a baby’s bottom. By the way – this won the novice level prize.
Yep – and I still consider myself a novice.
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