Yes, it’s out!

I made this from scraps from some other projects and then the colour contrasting mahogany from a vintage 1850s table leg. Magic!

I think you will enjoy watching as well as making it. It’s a four-part series with the last episode out on Christmas day. That means in Australia it is too late for the Christmas table but in the USA you could stay up and work the last episode in time for the big dinner. Here’s the link.

I did enjoy designing this whole project. I looked at a couple of considerations and made one in pine but didn’t altogether like it. The laminations make a nice feature but what I truly enjoyed was the complexity of hidden joints. In the past when I made such things for my customers the joinery remained hidden for ever. Now that we film everything and I have to do all the drawings in pencil on paper I have a neat record of my the pieces and how they are all made. These get archived and kept for posterity but also as a legacy for those yet to come.

Go see the introduction and let me know what you feel!


  1. YohannM on 29 November 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Hey Paul,

    That looks like a really nice project. I look forward to making it sometime (not for this Christmas, though). I really like the elegance and simplicity – and it looks rock solid too.

    Your wood choices and the grain alignment are amazing too. I do appreciate the artistry that goes into these designs.

  2. Paul on 29 November 2019 at 6:43 pm

    4 bottles and 4 glasses- thats my kind of ratio!

  3. Samuel on 30 November 2019 at 12:35 am

    I admire the crisp cut angle mortises like on a wooden plane. Must be rewarding to have the two halves slot together.
    Whenever I see any of the projects I continue to anticipate the houseful project and look forward to seeing how the design process is done and delivered to us following on for educational value.
    Also…we like to think we are collaborating..

  4. Jurandyr on 30 November 2019 at 1:21 am

    Hi Paul

    If I start tomorrow, I can finish before Christmas …… 2020

    Nice piece. Thanks

  5. Joe on 30 November 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Thanks Paul, that hidden joinery looks interesting.

  6. Joe on 2 December 2019 at 5:49 pm

    This years gifts to others will be wall clocks or the small serving tray you made about a year ago. For Christmas 2020, these wine and glass holders are the likely gifts.

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