|Project by MT_Stringer||posted 08-04-2012 12:50 AM||2597 views||6 times favorited||4 comments|
Well, this started out to be a quick and dirty wine rack, but it didn’t turn out that way. I used boards reclaimed from several different pallets. The oak runners came from one and the other boards are mostly pine that I can’t identify.
The problem I ran into is after planing the boards, the final assembled depth of the tray doesn’t allow for a wine bottle or the typical seasoning box. It is only 3 inches deep. I guess on the next one I will have to do a glue up to get enough clearance for wine bottles (4 inches or thereabouts).
I used pocket screws for part of the assy and srews for the two back pieces. The front piece was glued and pinned in place with a pin driver. I really liked the live edge on the front piece.
I cut the star with a jig saw, routed and then finished off the roundoff in the corners with files.
I used Minwax “Classic Gray” to mimic a driftwood look because I am giving it to a friend that lives on the water and is throwing a big fish fry tomorrow! :-) The finish is Deft Clear Wood Finish.
So, will it be a condiment rack or a planter box, or…it’s up to him and his wife.
This was fun and I plan to make more. Got wood, will cut! :-)
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas