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Flying Arch Wine Rack

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Project by AlanGwiz posted 03-05-2014 07:52 AM 3839 views 89 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This wine rack was designed for a friend who commissioned the project.

Wood Types: Cherry and Mahogany dowels for the exposed pegged joints

Finish: Zinsser Amber Shellac, Citrus-Shield Paste Wax

Height: 27” – Width: 20” – Depth: 12”

Designed to hold 12 wine/champagne bottles and 12 wine glasses. Each bottle is held by a combination of 2 arches; the arch that holds the neck of the bottle is holding the bottom of the bottles on the shelf below; except for the top shelf, the bottom of the bottle is held by the arch that leads to the wine glass rails.

The downward arch is the Flying Arch of the piece. It supports the horizontal load of the 3 other arches which hold the vertical load (the bottles).

To fit the arches together, I made half-lap joints using router freehand with a 3/8” bit. The neck brace for the bottles are joined with the arches with a blind dovetail.

All the wood was purchased from House of Hardwood in Los Angeles

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-- Alan Gwiz, www.GwizPhoto.com (my day job)





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CJay

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#1 posted 03-05-2014 08:40 AM

That’s a really beautiful and practice piece. Great work.

-- Chris Boreham, Oxfordshire, UK - http://www.chrisboreham.co.uk - http://throughwoodeneyes.tumblr.com/

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 03-05-2014 09:10 AM

That is a greatl looking wine rack. Love the lines…. Very nice….

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

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MakingCurls

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#3 posted 03-05-2014 09:35 AM

nice rack, lol.

very pleasing to look at and functional

-- Out in the shed making curls

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MisterBill

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#4 posted 03-05-2014 12:02 PM

Alan,

That is the most unique wine rack that I have seen. Is it your own design?

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clarkey

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#5 posted 03-05-2014 12:11 PM

Very nice,pleasing to the eye ,functional ,curves flow really well with each other.

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Navig8r

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#6 posted 03-05-2014 12:15 PM

Very nice!

-- ~ T.J. Hudson Valley, NY. It's all fun & games until somebody loses an eye!

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Joe Weaver

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#7 posted 03-05-2014 01:01 PM

very nice

-- Joe, Ga

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weav

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#8 posted 03-05-2014 01:42 PM

Great design, and beautiful work. I dont drink wine but I did I’d want one of these!

-- jerry

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Bobsboxes

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#9 posted 03-05-2014 02:08 PM

Very well done, grace, beauty and great curves.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Mike_from_Buffalo

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#10 posted 03-05-2014 02:47 PM

This is beautiful. The design is superb, and your attention to detail is excellent.

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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woodchuckerNJ

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#11 posted 03-05-2014 02:57 PM

I like that , the design has me thinking of hijacking it for my own use.

Nice.

-- Jeff NJ

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BTimmons

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#12 posted 03-05-2014 03:39 PM

OK, half lap joints with curves are impressive. Very good work.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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hoss12992

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#13 posted 03-05-2014 04:03 PM

This is really cool. Love the design and craftsmanship. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#14 posted 03-05-2014 04:17 PM

Very nice! I love the design.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16 http://www.TheCrookedNail.blogspot.com

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jroot

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#15 posted 03-05-2014 06:03 PM

I really like this. Beautiful and practical.

-- jroot

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