Monday, October 4, 2010

DIY Project: Wine Case End Table

Heya Nesters! Good Monday morning to you all! I hope you had a nice weekend. 
I have a nice little treat today! I hope you enjoy! 

You remember my dad, right? He just had a birthday and Matt and I crashed his NYC apartment right here. He is one creative dude. A degree in art and a prolific photography portfolio prove that, however, I have learned a good portion of my DIY skills from him too.  As a kid he taught me how to swing a hammer, whittle some balsa wood and some basics of woodworking.  So it didn't surprise me when he sent me an email with a fantastic DIY project that is so simple it needs no directions!

Dad simply took 2 wood wine cases and some wood glue, and slapped 'em together!  {Be sure to place them one on top of the other, with a few heavy books to ensure they are firmly together while drying.} After he sent the pictures to me, we brainstormed about how to improve on perfection!  

Perhaps, add a hinge to one side and a latch on the other to utilize storage?  Though I'm not sure the wood wouldn't split, should you screw into it...


Or flip the boxes around so that the backs are together, and give a little display case on either side.  You could glue some plexiglass on either side for a modern twist or add some shelves to allow for any little trinkets or perhaps even to hold a remote or two! The possibilities are endless! 

Well I am gloatingly proud of my dads DIY wine case side table and I hope you guys liked it too!  And of course I'd like to thank him for sharing his project and house with the whole interwebs! Thanks Pops! 

Do you Nesters have handymen {or women!} in your family that taught you the ropes? Any great uses of wine cases? Or fun side tables? Do tell!! We're all dying to hear! 

1 comment:

  1. love this idea!!
    it seems like one of those, "Why didn't I think of that?!?!" ideas!


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