Merlot Anyone?!! Wine Box Saga Completed!!

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Project by justoneofme posted 05-10-2013 09:55 PM 2876 views 11 times favorited 39 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello out there in LumberJock Land!!

It’s been a long journey with a total of 12 tutorial bloggings (if those of you who haven’t already been faithfully following along care to tap in for an interesting read!).

This (Alphonse Mocha) Art Nouveau design with some ‘artistic license’ on my part has been a fun trip back into the wonderful world of Marquetry since stepping away from this venue to play with Intarsia for several years.

The idea stemmed from a few buddies having qualms about experimenting with Marquetry … and a few others giving their expertise on the subject. So … how could I refuse to put my 2 cents worth in?!! The subject matter has everything to do with the fact that I love Art Nouveau and wine boxes … oh yes … and wine too!

I desired an ‘updated’ model to replace my old Marquetry wine box … which was made in the year 2000. I just checked the underside of it’s lid and was surprised to see it was that long ago! As quickly as that surprise came, thoughts immediately flooded in about the spin-off from my ‘Nouveau Gal’ … “Nouveau Lady” (a 2nd cut along with the original … yet to be blogged). She, when finished as a Marquetry wall hanging, will be presented to our granddaughter for her very special 13th birthday, having been born in the year 2000. Without conscious though before now, I look upon the date cut in beneath my signature (underside of this new wine box lid) ... and suddenly I’ve become aware of the wonderfully weird way in which a special thread has woven itself through my project … in this year 2013!!

Thank you all for viewing ‘My Project’. There is a standing invitation to all who visit … a glass of wine from this Marquetry wine box! And yes … I even have bottles chilling … for those who prefer California Whites!!

But for those with more ‘discerning’ taste-buds ... Merlot Anyone?!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#1 posted 05-10-2013 10:01 PM

”But for those with more ‘discerning’ taste-buds … Merlot Anyone?!”

What! No Diet Dr Pepper? I feel so left out! LOL

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#2 posted 05-10-2013 10:03 PM

Oh, by the way… I LOVE how the lid turned out with the handle and flowers. Very nice topping for a beautiful project.

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#3 posted 05-10-2013 10:35 PM

Bravo Elaine and congratulations on such a great project!! I love the lid and of course the rest of it too. It is worthy of the rest of your beautiful and artistic marquetry work on this wine box. What a great way to top off such a wonderful project, and thank your for the great photos this time. I’m looking forward to your next postings. Until then, have a great summer Elaine and don’t forget us!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 05-10-2013 10:38 PM

Two buck chuck or vintage cabernet – no matter what comes out of that box is going to be upstaged. Splendid.

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#5 posted 05-10-2013 10:49 PM

That ONE beautiful looking wine box!

The top caught my eye in picture #4 as it appearse to a 2D marquetry element until you see it in other pictures.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#6 posted 05-10-2013 10:50 PM

Perfect Elaine, just perfect.
I’m not often without words …. as you well know.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 05-10-2013 11:20 PM

Amazing work.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#8 posted 05-10-2013 11:46 PM

I think Paul said it very well…

Really beautiful work.


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#9 posted 05-11-2013 12:30 AM

Elaine it is beautiful
Having followed your wonderful blog makes it really stand out


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 05-11-2013 02:04 AM

Nicely done and a great blog.

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#11 posted 05-11-2013 02:47 AM

Wonderful piece of work. I missed your blog but will definitely go back and read it.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#12 posted 05-11-2013 03:18 AM

Elaine, stunning work! The lid is beautiful as is the whole thing! You certainly have inspired me to try some marquetry – a simple piece to start!

-- Anna, Richmond BC

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#13 posted 05-11-2013 03:25 AM


I’m glad you didn’t make us wait any longer to see the “icing on the cake.” That lid really completes an already spectacular project!

I’m waiting patiently for the end of June!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 05-11-2013 04:01 AM

Every now and then a project appears that is so exceptional that I have to sign in to comment. This is one of them. Congratulations on creating such a masterpiece.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#15 posted 05-11-2013 04:41 AM

c’est magnifique Elaine!
Yes it’s just beautiful.

Now I see the lid; very unique. The signature artistic for sure.

Seeing the project together I am without words too.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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