The Wine Rack #3: Design finalized... off to the lumber store

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Blog entry by Todd Clare posted 04-12-2010 10:00 PM 1110 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Preliminary Design Part 3 of The Wine Rack series Part 4: First steps: Board prep and cutout templates »

After good feedback from all of you and my father-in law, the design is finalized.

The rack will hold 10 bottles, and will have thru tenons where the racks meet the side assemblies.

Here’s the overall view, with the thru tenons. Still trying to decide if I like them at two different sizes or if I want to shoulder the back ones so they’re uniform… comments please?

The view with the legs removed to show the joinery:

Off to the wood store, hopefully today. Going to make it out of some cherry, so we’ll see what treasures I can find there (need to get some ash for a few featherboards too)

-- Todd (Denver, CO -- Highlands)

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 01:39 AM

I would devide the tenons on the back and have six tenons the same size. The back ones seperated by a small space.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#2 posted 04-13-2010 02:03 AM

Not a bad idea oluf. I like the design as is though…. with the sides getting wider in the back the tenon is also wide…..I think it works.

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#3 posted 04-13-2010 06:29 AM

I think I would have left the sides so they were symetrical so to speak and glued a little fake through tennon on the front to imply the criss crossing of the two pieces.

-- Jim

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#4 posted 04-13-2010 05:50 PM

I think Oluf has got the answer.


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