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Project by Jeff posted 06-22-2010 11:59 PM 2055 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was built from plans when I first started woodworking as a hobby. Material is all solid Oak (some of it quartersawn). I was very happy with the way most of it turned out but there are always lessons learned. For this one the lessons would be to put more time in on the preparation and finish, and I think the top is a little too thick. Back then I thought, “hey if I can get another 1/8” out of this board that I just paid good money for, why would I plane it off?” But now I think it is too heavy looking and out of proportion. She’s sure solid though, and unfortunately sits empty; devoid of any opportunities for broken glass at the hands of my toddler.

The finish was Minwax Red Oak stain with a polyurethane top coat.

-- Jeff





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#1 posted 06-23-2010 12:01 AM

Looks good from hear Jeff

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#2 posted 06-23-2010 02:07 PM

I think it looks great, but i would lose the glass holders for more wine storage.

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 04:31 AM

The top looks fine to me. I don’t think I would like it quite as much if it were thinner.

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#4 posted 06-24-2010 04:44 AM

Naw, that wood’s gorgeous! You did the right thing not making it look like standard stock.

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#5 posted 04-17-2013 05:19 PM

I’m building something similar to this cabinet. I’m considering drilling the forstner holes first and then rippnig the piece into two to make two wine bottle holders at once. If I take this approach will I experience a lot of blow out in the center of the holes (wood=red oak)? if so, can someone recommend a better approach?

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