Box of Wine Anyone

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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 805 days ago 1743 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I posted some wine bottle holders from scrap wood. Someone commented if I had one that held a box and a light came on in my head as always so today I designed the grapes on a vine and spend 3 hours on the scroll saw cutting out the grapes and vine then I spent the rest of the day putting the box together being I did not have wide enough wood I had to make my own. Its was 11 pm my time when I finished the darn thing lots of glue time. But here it is a first for me. It holds my box of wine LOL. I did forget to cutting the hole in the top to carry it was tired I guess Brain turned off and just kept working. Its made with Maple and Walnut.
Thanks again for everyones support Dennis

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#1 posted 805 days ago

That is very cool, a great idea. Once in a while Blondie buys a box of wine, this would dress it up nicely. Great post.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 805 days ago

Good job. That scroll work looks tedious and very well done.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 805 days ago

Those grapes look really nice on that box. good work on the box.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 805 days ago

That really dresses up those wine boxes. Very kool idea, and nicely scrolled.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 805 days ago

You are one talented guy. Wonderful idea, and the scrolling stands out nicely.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 805 days ago

Great idea Dennis, and excellent execution as well.
This is the second time I’ve seen this concept explored.
The other was my marquetry friend Elaine’s.
Different approaches but both much better than looking at the cardboard box.

Nice work Dennis, Thanks.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 805 days ago

That’s some nice work. Thank you.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#8 posted 805 days ago

Great work and great idea!

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#9 posted 805 days ago

sure makes the box of wine, with its unfortunate, (and not deserved,) negative reputation look perfectly palatable!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#10 posted 804 days ago

very nice idea. i love it. possibly a good item for artisan fairs. should sell

-- wiser1934, new york

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#11 posted 804 days ago

Really Great Dennis. I am a box wine drinker myself and have thought about building a box like you did…now I have to make it. Where did you find the pattern for the scroll saw work?

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#12 posted 804 days ago

Nice work! Love the scrollwork! Great design and some nice maple you used too! Bravo1

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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#13 posted 769 days ago

This is really cool,,we drink box wine and this is way to neat,,,my wifey kinda person saw it and now—thank you—- i have to make one, but i really like this

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#14 posted 706 days ago

You might want to use redwood, then you can keep it in the fridge and not worry about the humidity. This would get a great laugh here in the wine country.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#15 posted 519 days ago

Love it! I am planning to build one for my father in-law first thing this spring. Mine will be elevated with a drip catcher. I love the Grape design! Did you draw it yourelf, or is it available online? I would like to try it on mine when i build it.

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