|Project by FaTToaD||posted 09-29-2010 03:08 AM||3234 views||27 times favorited||8 comments|
After giving one my original wine cork displays to our office manager at work, she ask me to build another one for a coworker who was retiring after 35 years of civil service duty. He supposedly drinks a lot of wine, so she wanted a big one, and she wanted made out of California redwood, since he’d live in California his whole life.
This box is 12”x12”x3” and holds at least 130 wine corks. I had friend give me a couple gallon bags of wine corks so I could see how many these things actually held. I was a bit surprised, I thought maybe around 75 corks, but I got 130 of them in there and probably could have fit a few more after a good shaking. Doesn’t look that many does it?
I finished this box with three good coats of heated BLO, followed by three coats of shellac, and a couple coats of wax. I’m really starting to like how the BLO looks on redwood, it really brings out the warmth and deep reds. The miter keys are made from soft maple.
As always, and feedback or comments will be appreciated. Thanks for looking.