Tabletop wine bottle display

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Project by choppertoo posted 05-11-2013 02:15 AM 1893 views 37 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had 2 hours to kill during my daughter’s volleyball practice so one of the VB moms says she is going shopping. I volunteered go along because I knew there was an adult beverage dispenser (tavern) next to the store but that’s another story all together.
We’re browsing about when she picks up the inspiration for my project and says, hmmm $79.00, that’s not bad.
I almost choked and convinced her to put it back.

I went home and laminated two scraps of 2X6 construction lumber. After drawing up the outline I added a couple of rustic ‘character’ features by drilling and tightening a lag bolt, hit it a time or two with a drywall hammer and a 10 penny nail. I cut two separate pieces on the bandsaw then refined the shape on the oscillating belt sander. Glued the pieces together, hit it with a propane torch and some colored wax….

79 dollars my a$$ haha

19 X 4×2 3/4

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#1 posted 05-11-2013 04:05 AM

Man thats cool. Love the story behind it too. Crazy where inspiration will strike. My dad would also pull out the propane torch to give his projects a rustic look. I haven’t done many rustic projects so I haven’t done that yet myself but it is a cool look.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#2 posted 05-11-2013 04:25 AM

Looks cool

-- Dreaming patterns

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#3 posted 05-11-2013 04:44 AM

Very nice design

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-11-2013 05:04 AM

Very cool… Makes a wonderful display… Great story, glad that you saved the neighbor from making a poor purchase… Better to pay you $50 :) Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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

Great design!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 05-11-2013 03:51 PM

Nice! Looks like a million – well, maybe only $80 ;)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 05-11-2013 05:43 PM

Looks like my search for next years Christmas presents is over!!

Thanks for sharing!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 05-11-2013 11:26 PM

Thank you everyone for the positive comments. Daily top 3? I’m honored! Thanks again!

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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#9 posted 05-21-2013 12:04 AM

Unique design.
Great work.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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