Wine Cork Board & Chess Boards

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Project by Ken90712 posted 07-11-2010 07:54 PM 6892 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this Board out of maple and purple heart for a gift. The have been becoming very popular with family and Friends. Need to drink more wine if you want one! LOL its fun though right? Takes over 100 wine corks. Enjoy.

The last pics are a set of chess boards I’m making for customers as well. I have not edge banded or made frames as of yet. Maybe today, they requested purple heart and maple as either one of them had ever seen that kind of wood.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 07-11-2010 09:52 PM

Very nice results…I may have to consider using nicer wood on my cork trivets in the future.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#3 posted 07-11-2010 10:38 PM


The alignment of the chess board squares is perfect! We’ve been saving corks for some time now. I would like to attempt making a board like yours.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 07-11-2010 11:00 PM

You are truly an artist..

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#5 posted 07-11-2010 11:28 PM

The cork chessboard will be a challenge for chess players cause whenever the king topples over does it mean the player concedes the game? ;-) Happy drinking!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 12:27 AM

I does, and I hot glue my king then hit the table to knock over there king to make up for how bad I am at chess LOL ….
Thx everyone.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 07-12-2010 01:46 PM

All are very nice.
Thanks for sharing

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#8 posted 08-01-2010 01:35 AM

Ken nice chess boards, now I know another great use for those wine corks.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#9 posted 11-16-2010 06:55 PM

Very nice, I sure like the frame with the corks inside! Also, great looking cutting boards.

-- David

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