Wine Bottle Holders

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Project by fawig posted 1453 days ago 1713 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked me to make her one of these after she saw one in San Francisco. A quick search on Lumberjocks revealed dozens of clever designs; I borrowed the dimensions from coloradoclimber (thanks!) and added a couple of my own ideas.

Wood is hard maple with contrasting purpleheart and walnut. Finish is Danish Oil plus a couple of coats of semi-gloss poly. I’m planning to make more, but I think I’ll need to open up the hole – the necks on some wine bottles are a bit too large.

These seem to be a hit with everyone who sees them because they’re so unusual. They’re easy to make and Christmas is coming… :o)

-- "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength." Phil 4:13

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#1 posted 1453 days ago

I love making these I stained mine different colors with taped off lines, but I like your design with different woods looks great.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#2 posted 1453 days ago

These look cool.

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#3 posted 1453 days ago

That’s a cool gift idea for sure. Amazing how they can balance like that.

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

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#4 posted 1453 days ago

I think i would like to make some of those. Will need to be sure I get plenty of wine bottles somehow to make sure I make the hole right. hic

I could see a matching candle holder also


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#5 posted 1453 days ago

Those are so cool!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 1453 days ago

I like the addition of the tapered top.

Also like how you incorporated the sapwood on the walnut piece as it adds an extra bit of interest to that one. I’m constantly trying to figure out the best way to present or highlight the grain in a piece of wood and I think you captured it expertly here.

These have been on my “to do” list, but I haven’t gotten around to making my first one yet. Once I do, I’m sure I’ll make a handful of them all at once.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#7 posted 1453 days ago

The taper adds a nice effect to the holder. I might have to “borrow” your idea. Lumberjocks are so generous!

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#8 posted 1452 days ago

I hope I am on your Christmas list? Everything about them is very cool!

-- Cuz

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