Wine Bottle Holders

  • Advertise with us
Project by fawig posted 08-06-2010 04:02 AM 2172 views 12 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

8 comments so far

View DAWG's profile


2850 posts in 3135 days

#1 posted 08-06-2010 04:12 AM

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

View ffishermen's profile


19 posts in 3232 days

#2 posted 08-06-2010 04:21 AM

These look cool.

View Pete Jansen's profile

Pete Jansen

250 posts in 2919 days

#3 posted 08-06-2010 04:28 AM

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

-- Lovin' sawdust in beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado

View Wolffarmer's profile


407 posts in 3236 days

#4 posted 08-06-2010 06:45 AM

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.

View WoodenFrog's profile


2737 posts in 2911 days

#5 posted 08-06-2010 03:22 PM

Those are so cool!

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

View Jonathan's profile


2608 posts in 3048 days

#6 posted 08-06-2010 03:31 PM

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."

View Jason's profile


659 posts in 3506 days

#7 posted 08-06-2010 06:10 PM

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

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

View John8059's profile


53 posts in 3414 days

#8 posted 08-07-2010 12:11 PM

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

-- Cuz

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics