|Project by KnickKnack||posted 11-29-2012 08:06 AM||2205 views||20 times favorited||13 comments|
I spent a long time looking for, and subsequently at, pictures of wine racks all over the internet. Very little that I saw suited my taste, save for some wall-hanging ones that had a very small capacity, and required that you have vertical walls – we, alas, have none.
I still have a fascination with the Rietveld Joint, and it seemed that the geometry of that ought to suit my purpose. But I didn’t want the “flimsy” look (do I ever?), and, to keep the bottles apart and above the horizontal line (my aesthetic decision), I needed fairly fat stretchers for the bottles to lie on. Things spiralled out of control from that point until I arrived at this design. I was a little concerned that there wouldn’t be enough anti-racking strength – that caused several sleepless nights – but I need not have worried – at a pinch I think you could park your car on this thing!
The wife made some unrepeatable comment about why I still wasn’t making anything useful! I am the cellarmeister – she has no idea what a hassle it is to pick the evening wine from a stack of random, unordered, bottles.
To follow through I needed three different coloured woods – I went with fumed oak, beech and ash (I only have a choice of 4 woods, and the Jatoba is too figured to feature in a design that’s basically about the shape).
Finished with linseed oil.
Size: 4 bottles by 3 bottles.
12 down, about 120 to go, sigh.
All comments, positive, negative, or neutral will be toasted from a bottle or three of rather fine Portuguese wine.
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