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Project by Willeh posted 12-30-2011 10:07 PM 1746 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I started this project, i had little more than a vision and a spot in my house that needed a piece of furniture. At the time, i completely lacked the necessary skills to build what I had in mind and had never worked with any wood other than pine. This proved to be a year long journey and plunge into the world of wood working.

My plan was to create something of lasting beauty and timelessness, however it was a slow and rough start as I had little idea what I was doing. I had never heard of such things as face frames, nor did I know a whole lot about joinery, but I was willing to learn, and so, i did a lot of reading, asked a lot of questions and took the opportunity to acquire lots of tools!

The carcass is built from maple plywood, with maple faceframe buiscuit jointed to the front. The wine rack is poplar and all done with dowel joins. I had to make sure the wine rack was very strong as the bottle capacity (27 bottles) = 150+ lbs

Tools that this job necessitated for purchase (as far as my wife is concerned):
-New table saw (x2) – There is a story to this, I will get to it one day
-Biscuit joiner
-Router
-Dovetail jig
-Dowel jig
-The initial endeavour into handplanes
-Marking guage
-Clamps! Loads of clamps!
+ others that I can’t think of at the moment

I have to say that I learned a LOT in the process of designing and building this piece. I practiced and learned a lot of skills, and also learned a lot about planning and execution of a project which I will apply forward.. I also learned how to convince my wife that spending money on tools is worthwhile! Not the finest piece of woodworking, but i’m quite happy with it and the feedback i’ve received in person.

If anyone wants drawings/measurements, I designed/drew it in Google Sketchup prior to the build and am happy to share drawings.

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "





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Jersey

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 12:08 AM

Great job. Something to be proud of. I always think that a project is made all the better by the new tools you can get out of it!

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Sodabowski

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 12:15 AM

I like its simple and effective design. For starters that’s already quite impressive.
And welcome to LumberJocks! Be warned that you could develop an addiction here ;)

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jusfine

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#3 posted 12-31-2011 01:30 AM

Looks great!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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308Gap

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#4 posted 12-31-2011 08:18 AM

I love the solid look it has. I don’t know how you did it but it seems like an older build. Might be the stain colors or the design, but I like it.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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BullVictory

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#5 posted 12-31-2011 03:46 PM

Really nice. Love the design and finish. That’s a good looking piece for for a first time project. Can’t wait to see what you build next. BTW, welcome to LJ.

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Willeh

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#6 posted 12-31-2011 08:43 PM

Thanks for the great comments and encouragement guys!

Next project is to make a matching table set (2 end tables and a coffee table).

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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OhJay

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#7 posted 01-14-2012 05:49 AM

Really like the looks of it, great job !

-- '' Nope, Chuck Testa ! ''

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eagleknight

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#8 posted 01-16-2012 06:04 AM

Looks like it came out good. I see a lot of wine racks on here. Make me want to add one on list for a future project.

-- Matthew Sherman - http://gosherman.org

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#9 posted 01-16-2012 07:27 AM

A real cool wine cabinet great job.

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Tom Regnier

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#10 posted 01-17-2012 07:31 PM

Great job…way to jump in and get into woodworking!

-- Rome wasn't built in a day..... it just looks that way!

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Druk

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#11 posted 05-08-2012 09:55 PM

I only wish my first Project turns out as nice as yours. I have to get your plans.

-- when I grow up. i want to be just like...

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