Wood Magazine Wine Box

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Project by Greg In Maryland posted 07-24-2013 01:54 AM 3493 views 19 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a few of these wine boxes from the December 2006/January 2007 (174) issue of Wood Magazine as gifts to my sister and her husband on their 30th wedding anniversary and gifts to others.

The boxes are all cherry with a few coats of boiled linseed oil. I may experiment and add a coat of shellac, or not. The outside dimensions are ~ 15.5 inches long x 5.75 inches wide x 5 inches deep.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 07-24-2013 02:21 AM

Very nice! I have to see if I have that issue laying around now.


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#2 posted 07-24-2013 08:34 AM

Great job, Have had this on the to do list for sometime… Very Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 07-24-2013 12:23 PM

That looks sweet.
What a wonderful build, and it really shows off the cherry.


(Nice photos too)

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 07-25-2013 02:17 PM

Very cool project. I’m guessing the handle is meant as a slide only? How many hours would you estimate this project took to complete?

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#5 posted 07-26-2013 04:03 PM

Good looking and neat wine box. Great design and execution. It makes a great gift indeed. Well done!

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#6 posted 07-26-2013 11:59 PM


Thanks for the comments on the photos. It was an exasperating experience—my floods would not sync with the main flash, I had a broken bulb and my backdrop was not laying correctly. It resulted in too many shadows. Next time I’ll take the pictures elsewhere in the house with more room and get the flash working properly.


Yes, the top only slides. I made three of these over several months and I would say that all told, it took me 20 hours. Included in this was the time to redo some of the parts because I made a mistake. Now that I have made three boxes, I suspect that I could bang one out in an afternoon. If the wood was already dimensioned.

Everyone, thanks for the kind words.


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#7 posted 07-28-2013 01:47 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#8 posted 07-28-2013 03:02 PM

This is a real nice box and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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