|Project by matt garcia||posted 03-05-2013 04:46 AM||1644 views||11 times favorited||6 comments|
Well I didn’t have any projects planned this year, but my “friend” compelled me to build this for her. Sadly, all the time spent from rough stock to finished project didn’t warrant a phone call from her the entire time I was building it for her. Needless to say, ignorance is bliss. She has no clue it is finished, and now part of my friend Al’s new apartment!! Oh well, lesson to all you ladies out there. When a man builds you something from scratch, he wants your attention!!
Now on to construction. The sides are glued up panels, the shelves and bottle supports are biscuit joined to the sides. The half circles holding the different radii of the wine bottles were made with a 1.3/8” and 3.1/4” forstner bits on the drill press. The glass hangers are a little different from the plan, as I cut them from 1.1/2” squares. The beveled cuts closely match the angle of the glass, and were cut from the solid on the table saw. The upper back crest is also different. After asking my “friend” if she preferred the decorative crest, or just a back board, I was answered with silence. So Al and I came to the conclusion that less is more, and that the decorative crested board was more feminine looking. I think it is simple, and elegant.
Sanded to 180 grit with garnet paper, and finished with 3 coats of ArmRSeal, with light sandings between coats with 320 grit, then waxed to perfection!! I am really proud of this piece, even though my “friend” ignored me through the whole journey from rough stock to finshed project. Enjoy!!
-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX