Wine Table

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Project by Pitt posted 08-20-2011 08:53 PM 1566 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter’s best friend got married this summer, and my daughter asked me to build them a table. I saw one similar to this at a gallery in Peterborough, NH, and made some modifications to match my reduced skillset.

The base is cherry. The slats for the wine bottles is tiger maple and the drawer is bird’s eye maple. All are finished with a coat of BLO followed by GF Seal-a-Coat. The top is side-grain cherry, maple and purpleheart finished with a mineral oil and beeswax mix. The wine glass hangers are commercial (maple).

Lots of fun and learned a lot by doing the design on my own. All suggestions are welcome.

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#1 posted 08-21-2011 12:16 AM

Very nice!!! I love the choice of woods!!!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#2 posted 08-21-2011 12:57 AM

No reduced skillset in this project. It looks great! What size are the legs?

-- Rick

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#3 posted 08-21-2011 02:13 AM

If that’s reduced skill set I would like to see the gallery’s table. Great project.

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#4 posted 08-21-2011 02:27 AM

Awesome wine storage. What are the dimensions? I have been contemplating building some sort of stand alone wine rack to hold about twenty bottles or so. Always good to see other peoples take on certain projects.

-- Cody - Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 08-21-2011 04:33 PM

Thanks guys. The legs are 33” and about 1.75” square at the top. Table top is roughly 22×17. The upper wine rack is about 14” below the lower drawer rail. Also a correction – the finish is GF Arm-R-Seal and the BLO was on the maple only.

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#6 posted 08-22-2011 02:15 AM

very classic… very well done. nice complement of woods.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 08-22-2011 01:24 PM

Sturdy and beautiful. Nicely done.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#8 posted 08-23-2011 06:58 PM

“Reduced skillset” my a$$. Its awesome! You should be very proud. I’m sure it will be cherished for a long time!

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#9 posted 08-24-2011 01:34 AM

Thanks, but the greatest strength of my woodworking is my poorly focused photography. Up close, you see the flaws (but don’t we all).

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