Countertop Wine Rack

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Project by Mike Morris posted 03-22-2011 10:45 PM 3910 views 12 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wanted to share my attempt at the wine rack that was featured in WOOD magazine December/January 2008/2009.

Made this as a wedding gift for my neighbor and her new husband-to-be.

Made from hard maple and walnut, finish sanded to 220 grit.

Finish is 3 coats of tung oil, rubbed/buffed between coats with a final coat of paste finishing wax.

You can download my SketchUp drawing of the project here.

You can also purchase/download the full plans here.

Lessons learned:

  • Not so much as a lesson learned, but taking the time to make the MDF templates helped out a ton with regards to accuracy and consistency when making the parts. Being able to flush trim the rough cut parts right from the bandsaw was really nice.

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#1 posted 03-23-2011 01:39 AM

very nice. I’da done it with 2 woods like you did. looks grrrrreat

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 03-23-2011 02:34 AM

I like this very much. Looks like mini samurai swords holding wine!

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#3 posted 03-23-2011 09:09 PM

ah yes I built one myself.. it was a fun small project and It looks great…

-- eat crap

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Daniel Towler

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 06:31 AM

I built a couple of these for gifts last year. You did a nice job! I had a heck of a time template routing the stretchers without serious chip-out at the router table, so I resorted to spindle sanding. It took a lot longer, but saved my sanity. I get lots of compliments on them as I am sure you do as well.

-- "Luck favors the prepared" Edna Mode in 'The Incredibles'

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