Folding Wine Stand: Perfect for Picnics. Summer Fun!

Folding Wine Stand: Perfect for Picnics. Summer Fun!

Joy and Sadness made such a great team, but my favorite character was Riliey’s imaginary childhood friend, Microjig. Maker of the GRR-RIPPER Work Safer. Work Smarter. This week’s episode is also sponsored by NatureBox. If you like this stand and would like to own
it yourself, I’m auctioning it off to raise money for the Make-A Wish Foundation. I’ll have more information at the end of this
video. A viewer to the show recently posted a picture of one of these on Facebook and asked if I could make one. It sticks into the ground and holds a bottle of wine and a glass on each side. The top is twelve inches or 30 cm in diameter. I’ll edge joint these three boards on my table
saw and glue them together. These two boards will create the leg. On one of these boards, I’m using a straight bit on my router to cut a groove from the bottom to about two thirds of the
way up. This will hold the steel rod that goes into
the ground. I’ll use a hacksaw to cut this steel rod down
to size. And I can glue this into that slot with some
epoxy. I’ll glue the two boards together with wood
glue. With that leg piece all dried up I can use my plans to draw out the taper and
other cuts. And I’ll cut it out on my band saw. This hole is for the hinge. I need to round off this corner so the table
top has room to swing. Over here at my router, I’ll ease over the
edges with a roundover bit. These two little blocks will hold the outside
of the hinge. Cutting off this corner isn’t really necessary, I just think it looks a little nicer. And just when everything was going along swimmingly, I realized that I made this top piece too
narrow. I should have added another board on it because I need it to be square. And unfortunately, that’s all of the cherry
wood I have left. So, when life gives you lemons, you put in some filler strips! First, I’ll slice up my hard work. Luckily, I have enough walnut leftover that
I can cut it into a couple of strips. Sure, gluing up panels is fun, but gluing up the same panel twice is twice as fun! Well now I’m back on track with the right
sized board. And remember: What do you call this kind of recovery? It’s going to be easiest to make all of the
cuts on this if I start out with a perfect square. This cutting template will make cutting all
the shapes really easy. I’ll attach it with spray adhesive. I’ll cut these all out on my drill press using
a hole saw. I’ll drill out the two sides of the handle using this smaller, Forstner bit. You know, I think the fact that my stripes
are off centered really adds to the tension and drama of this
piece. In fact, with that offset, I kinda think now
that this transcends “extra fancy”, becoming a Bold Artistic Statement. I’m running this dowel through these pieces
so I can see exactly where I need to position these little
blocks. This is the hole for the wine bottle and it drops into that little ledge so these are going to go like that. I removed the leg and I cut this dowel down a little shorter. I’m going to keep it in there to help me keep these two blocks aligned while I glue it up. It will be easier to finish these pieces with spray lacquer before I assemble them. I’m putting some tape on here so I can hopefully prevent scratching the finish with my saw. If you have a dowel that doesn’t fit as tightly as this one, you can secure it by driving a screw through this piece, through the dowel, and into the top. {NatureBox Advertisement} And I’d like to thank you for watching this
week’s episode of Woodworking for Mere Mortals. If you’d like to build one of these yourself, check below for a free set of plans. And if you’d like to own this cherry and walnut bold artistic statement, also check below for a link on how you can
place a bid. And as always, remember that 100% of your
winning bid goes to support the Make-A-Wish Foundation. If you enjoyed this video, please take a moment to subscribe to Woodworking for Mere Mortals where I post new woodworking videos every
Friday. And don’t forget to post pictures of projects
you’ve made over at I’d love to see what you’re making. Thanks for watching everybody. I’ll see you next week.

100 thoughts on “Folding Wine Stand: Perfect for Picnics. Summer Fun!

  1. Extra fancy project. Thank you for the great video and brilliant job you´ve been done. Thanks to MicroJig and Nature Box for sponsoring the show.

  2. So you have an issue with people taking your content, taking credit and making money off of it, i.e. freebooting on Facebook, and rightfully so…  But isn't this kinda of the opposite where you are taking another design from facebook and making money off of it? Where is the reference to the original inspiration? 

    Just playing devils advocate here. Honestly curious about your take on it.


  3. Woooooahhh A little close to the blade at about 45 sec in. Be careful. I like to watch you with all 10 fingers in place.

  4. You know we have watched Wyatt grow up.  I think I am going to try and do a drawing in my vcarve and cut this out on my ShopBot.

  5. Nice project, Steve. After my son made your bandsaw box as his first project, he started putting blue painter's tape on wood before putting the pattern on with spray adhesive. Much easier and cleaner to remove that way.

  6. Did you consider using purpleheart instead of walnut? Just kidding. Walnut and cherry is a nice combination of colors.

  7. Like always… great project. I love the end result and the choice of wood used. Only thing I would do any differently is to change the size a bit to allow for a bowl of snacks in the middle. 🙂

  8. bold artistic statement, remove artistic and you have "BS", lol…
    Steve, with a few changes, this would make a mini picnic table or a cup and plate.
    it would need to lock when using it. thanks, Tim Sluder

  9. Yep…. this looks familier… I made one for the 2×4 challange only without the holes. Don't drink so much wine and it is more useble and gave it a colour.

  10. Steve could you tell me what program / software you use to make your patterns? I would like a program that is fairly easy to use. Thanks, love the show. Phx

  11. Clearly we buy our tools from the same source, I have the exact same drill press, complete with extra fancy "patina". I just think Mathias is a smart alec.. BTY whats up with all this metric stuff, make my head hurt, besides this here is Murica.

  12. Pls show me how to build directors chair or high chair for make up artist I really appreciate if you do that thank you from PHILLIPines

  13. I love your videos and the fact that you don't cover up the mistakes while editing. It shows that mistakes happen and they can easily be fixed. Also, I had a friend ask about these the other day…I may have to use your plans. Nice work!

  14. "Bold artistic statement"….had a good laugh at that one. I believe I'll add it to my repertoire if you don't mind. Might help me set my wife's mind at ease as I'm explaining why I went back to the hardware store for more wood.

  15. Sharpen, harden and temper the blade and it'll be a tactical wine stand. Incase somebody wants to ruin the picknic or steal your Cabernet Sauvignon.

  16. Noticed that it is a little unstable perhaps a 6inch base, though that would detract from its flat pack design and beauty. Maybe 2 larger steel rods.

  17. How many times must I say this people? You did not make a mistake! In the tradition of the Persian rug makers, you always purposely
    incorporate one flaw because perfection only exists within the realm of the creator

  18. Me gustan tus ideas y trabajos bien finos o sea de Buena calidad pero serial bueno que Los subieras con subtitulos.
    The agradezco y te felicito

  19. 4:42 "BOLD arTistic statement ™" I'm pretty sure some fancy hipster already trademark that…

  20. I noticed you didn't cut relief slits in the tabletop when you were rounding/turn cutting with the bandsaw, Steve. When is it necessary to do so? Nice piece!

  21. I also had a number of Facebook friends sending the link and asking if I could make one. I did mine without the handle and a removable wooden peg, (that could be replaced with a metal one). I also made a tabletop snack tray like yours to match. I can post a link to my Etsy listings if you wish.

  22. 0:30 "Sticks into the ground and holds a bottle of wine" This used to very accurately describe me once upon a time.

  23. NatureBox delivers  only on US.
    Can you take a partnership with someone who delivers free trials  worldwide? =D

  24. As always THANKS STEVE for another great video with a neat project.
    This one is extra special though… "BOLD ARTISTIC STATEMENT" left me in stitches !!! (can you tell I often talk to artists?)

  25. Another great project Steve, and I think it is a wonderful idea donating some of your projects to sale for the Make A Wish Foundation.

  26. Just a quick comment.  CHECK YOUR WINE GLASSES BEFORE you cut the 2 holes for them.  Some wine glasses have a circumference of 10 3/4" which the 3 1/4" hole works for. I have some that are only 10" circumference so need to modify the holes slightly smaller so the glass doesn't fall through.

  27. +Steve Ramsey What forstner bits do you have?  I'm looking for a better set for myself now and having a heck of a time finding a quality set for less then my first born son.

  28. Just a small add on , I used 4 small magnets that I inserted into the underneath of the table top and just above the bottle ledge this stopped it flopping back and fourth and kept it stable

  29. Hey S you might find this interesting , fae Izzy swan
    How to make a zero clearance insert plate for a table saw with p.v.c.
    ah mm that link dinny work doh ,oh well I think you'll manage to get there keep on keeping on,

  30. Didn't turn up in my sub feed till 19 July 2015….about 3 weeks after it was uploaded…what are you doing Google/YouTube?

  31. I made some plans several months ago when my wife and mother wanted one. I can't find them today, And I happened to stumble on these. Thanks Steve!!!

  32. Hi Steve, good job (as always), I've almost completed this, slightly differently; I used a 20mm thick hardwood dowel for the spike, after routing the 2 legs with a round nose bit. It looks nice, time will tell if it was a wise choice. Wish I'd found your plans beforehand! What spray wood lacquer do you use? And greetings for over the pond.

  33. Hi Steve, new to woodworking and have been watching your videos ! I don't have a bandsaw or hole saw , so I'm going to try a jig saw , any tips before I mess this up hahah , also thinking bout using some of the leftover steel and dowel and glueing sandpaper to it as a spindle for my drill!

  34. What keeps the wine bottle from falling through? The notch in the leg? Also thought you could build a stand with a hole in the center piece to put the metal rod from the table so you could use it on a patio or deck.

  35. What type of bits are in your press drill, please Steve? Especially when you make large holes. Our hackerspace needs some, methinks.

  36. I think you are my favorite content creator on youtube. I rarely comment and have never felt like saying something like this but all your videos are so interesting. I'm not even a woodworker really… just a computer programmer in training.. Keep up the good work!

  37. Steve, the second panel for the top was an accidental mistake of genius. It looks perfect, and extra fancy…with a Bold artistic statement. Very nice indeed

  38. I have started this project this weekend and ran into a huge problem. Trying to drill the holes with a hole saw was a nightmare. Did you use a special hole saw or do you have a trick from keeping it from binding? It screwed up my drill press.

  39. I’ve recently made one of these tables. I made one upgrade to the design. Instead of a fixed metal stake I replaced it with a 3/4” coupling nut and screwed in a 5/16” X 8” bolt this way the stake can be removed. You can also make a base for it to stand on hard surfaces and just screw it in using the coupling nut inside the leg. Thanks for the how too.

  40. I'm laughing out loud Steve, love the arty references. found myself saying you should have your show but then you do lol

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