Wine Rack

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Project by Joe Brumley posted 03-29-2008 08:19 PM 2221 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend of my requested a wine rack for his 30th birthday so this is what I came up with. I did a little research before building – I mean very little research – by measuring a couple of different wine bottles but I did not lay it all out very well. So while it does work there are some minor issues of how the wine bottles lay in the comparments along the bottom. I have not built one since then, and if I do, it will only be to improve on the design and give it to him anyway as he wanted a one of a kind piece.
I used oak that I acquired from a restaurant remodel that I did where we took out a few tables that were about 30” by 40” by 1 3/4”. The wood pieces are joined together using mortise and tenon with the top rails being joined using through mortise and tenons.To keep the two frames together I epoxied 1/2” copper pipes between them and then for the wine bottle supports I used 3/8”o.d. soft copper pipe with copper caps epoxied to the ends.
I can’t remember the dimensions but it holds 9 bottles of wine. I’m not real proud of how it turned out but it was a fun project to design and figure out how to make the connections.

-- Joe, Indiana,

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#1 posted 03-29-2008 08:44 PM

Pretty Neat, I like the shape, and the usage of the copper pipes with the Oak. My one son’s into wine and he brews some of his own. Think I’ll show him this, if you don’t mind. If you think up the Mod’s let me know…...your brother in woodworking John

-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#2 posted 03-29-2008 08:57 PM

You have a piece here that is both practical and very nice looking as well. It is a nice use of blended materials and basically it was made from reclaimed wood.

Nice post. And thanks for the story behind it.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-30-2008 12:15 AM

that is nice. the oak and copper pipes really look good together. it has a good look and it functions well too. great job!

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#4 posted 03-30-2008 01:49 AM

Interesting use of materials. Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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