So it seemed only natural that I create a one-of-a-kind wine bar.
And I made it out of the most random of objects.
See, I had this large credenza that I got from a client's home (the same client that gave me the radio cabinet I turned into an entertainment stand).
So I sat around staring at both of them for awhile, unsure of what I wanted to do with them. Then genius struck and I came up with this.
And that was as far as I got.
But the longer I stared, the more ideas formed in my head....you see where I'm going?
The overall process took a loooong time. Like, a really really loooooong time. But I managed to snap a few pictures here and there as the design took shape.
I'm too cheap for that just yet. So I made my own using Plaster of Paris and enamel latex paint. Mix two parts paint with one part plaster and you get the consistency of chalk paint. It also helps it sand easier when distressing.
I used our new drill press and hole saws to cut holes in a piece of plywood for the wine bottles in the front.
I used carpet tubes as the wine bottle holders. There's actually a whole infrastructure inside there that consists of furring strips, nails, glue and braces. No pictures of that though....it remains a trade secret.
Now let's talk about those corks. Ohhhhhh boy, those corks. All 350 corks cut lengthwise on the bandsaw making 700 halves that were then hot glued like a puzzle to the top of the bar.
Did you know you can buy 500 corks on Ebay? Neither did I. But now I have A LOT of corks left over (and a zillion projects in mind for them!).
The side doors open up for extra storage, but the center console remains closed off for the wine bottles.
That black piece of hardware holding up the shelf is actually a stair railing brace from Home Depot - they caught my eye in the store and were small enough to work.
Speaking of the shelf, I made that by hand out of cedar planks we had.
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And let's just look at it one more time, shall we??