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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.

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





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scottb

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#1 posted 01-04-2007 06:14 AM

What a great contest. Nice entry too – I’m impressed with what you wre able to turn a lowly 2×4 into. Do you have a bigger picture of this?

-- 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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Don

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#2 posted 01-04-2007 06:49 AM

Sorry, Scott. I can’t locate anything larger.

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

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#3 posted 01-15-2007 02:29 AM

that’s some 2×4 !!!

where do you find 1200 paper?? I’ve searched stores around here and the finest that I have found (on my last effort) was 600.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 01-15-2007 03:25 AM

best looking 2×4 I’ve ever seen!

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scottb

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#5 posted 01-15-2007 03:30 AM

Debbie – Automotive stores carry up to at least 2000 grit.

-- 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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Don

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#6 posted 01-15-2007 08:01 AM

Like Scott said, Debbie. Go to an automotive supply store. I use a Festool and they supply sanding disks up to 2400.

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

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 01-15-2007 01:29 PM

ah, should have listened to Rick – that’s what he said!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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MsDebbieP

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#8 posted 01-15-2007 01:31 PM

lol I just said, “Rick, I just asked the boys how to find the 1000 grit sandpaper and guess what they said?”
His response: “they said, “Ask the Trees”
hahahaa

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#9 posted 02-14-2007 08:41 PM

Don – What an awesome 2×4! I am amazed at your skills. The finish is spectacular and I like the detail of bookmatching the ends. With a “novice” like you in the contest I would be hesitat to enter!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Don

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#10 posted 02-14-2007 10:58 PM

You are too kind, David.

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

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#11 posted 01-03-2008 06:34 PM

Great Job. That finish is great!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#12 posted 01-09-2008 10:58 PM

Yes, you obviously put some time into the finishing of this piece Don. I certainly don’t find it quick or easy to get a good finish on pine.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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#13 posted 01-09-2008 11:03 PM

Don, your idea of novice is a bit different than mine. Spiffy work there and all from a 2×4. The mind boggles.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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