Wine Cork-Board in Cherry
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13 January 2015 at 11:12 pm #123476
Just finished the latest “honey-do” project. It’s a cork-board made from wine bottle corks and will be used as a message board. The cork field is about 10.5″ wide and 14″ tall and the rails and stiles are 2″ wide, so overall dimensions approx 14.5 x 18″. All pieces are 3/4″ thick and are grooved to accept the 1/4″ hardboard (masonite) that the corks are glued to. The rails have stub tenons that fit into the grooves of the stiles. In one of the photos you can see the upper left corner joinery. When marking for the stub tenon, I definitely shouldn’t have extended my gauge line all the way across the edge of the rails. I’ll just call that a “feature” and a signature of my work.
Finished with three coats of shellac and a coat of paste wax. Comments? Critiques (really – I’d love to know what you might do differently or what to add to dress it up a bit)?
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/
Nice work Matt, you can easily remove those scribe lines by planing the edges down on both sides.
As far as additional ways to make something like this, Paul’s picture frame videos would get a guy started. A simple bead on the inside, around the outside or if you wanted, run a 1/4 inch rabbet around the outside and inlay a contrasting wood like walnut, maple etc, plane it flush.
-Canada14 January 2015 at 4:03 am #123496
Nice! I’ve been thinking of doing something similar as a note board for my office.
Dave’s idea for inlay sounds like a good idea for mine. Hmmm….
Did you rip the rails from the same board? The grain looks pretty similar.
Denver, Colorado14 January 2015 at 6:11 am #123501
Dave – thanks for that advise. Some cool possibilities and I’ll bet that inlay idea would look great.
@delong1974 – Yes, the rails are from one board. So are the stiles, too. In fact, they are all from the same board, rails were just down the length from the stiles. This board had a bit of color variation to it. The other side was very light in color. I tried to get the best color match with what I had, but still some variation. Maybe in time the cherry will darken and look more uniform.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/14 January 2015 at 7:40 am #123503
Matt good looking! Good work men ship., good planing.
In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.15 January 2015 at 12:52 am #123546
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