Six-Bottle Wine Rack

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Project by Steve posted 04-27-2018 04:15 PM 711 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this up entirely of black acacia, including the turned stretchers. Each of the stretchers terminates in a through tenon. This is one of the first projects I’ve done with this wood—I really like the color variations in the grain pattern.

During construction, I was a little worried that the elements would be too thin and weak, but when finished, it was good and sturdy, even when completely loaded up.

-- ~Steve

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#1 posted 04-27-2018 04:29 PM

That looks beautiful… Great concept and looks.


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#2 posted 04-27-2018 09:01 PM


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 04-27-2018 11:23 PM

I can’t say I have seen one like this, good design. Great job !!!!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 04-28-2018 04:31 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Also! Thanks for Posting Steve!

Regards Rick

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#5 posted 04-28-2018 07:02 AM

Very interesting and nice shape!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 04-28-2018 10:24 AM

very nice design and great wood. Yes, I would worry about the short grain at the top..breakage could be an issue

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#7 posted 04-28-2018 11:01 AM

This wine rack turned out beautifully.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 04-29-2018 05:16 AM

I examined this for a while, and I’m betting that as long as you don’t drop something on it, it will be fine and not break. The only time it bears any load, you’re using long grain. The only place I’d be worried about would be the bottom legs. There’s one section that looks a little short- grainy. I might have just kept that as a constant across the bottom.

-- Chuck, Pullman, WA

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#9 posted 04-29-2018 04:25 PM

I examined this for a while, and I m betting that as long as you don t drop something on it, it will be fine and not break.

I hadn’t thought about something being dropped on it, but I did consider that it probably wouldn’t survive a drop from waist height.

I picked up the lumber for this on clearance at my local yard ($4/b.f.!) not knowing much about it. There’s no “black acacia” in The Wood Database—this appears to be listed under “Black Wattle.” It’s harder than oak or maple, but prone to splitting when worked. (In some ways, a bit like ipe in that regard.) I think the hardness of the wood helps to give it a feeling of stability.

I’m working on a second using #2 common walnut. I increased the thickness of the front and back pieces to make it stronger, but I agree that future versions should have a beefier foot—thanks for the suggestion.

-- ~Steve

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