Thursday, July 22, 2010

My wine cork dresser

Remember this guy I scored on Craigslist for $20 several weeks ago?


Well, it found a new home behind the bar as a buffet.
I'm not positive for many wine corks I used, but I would say it's in the 800+ range.


At first I started out using a hot glue gun, but I was having issues with all of the corks properly sticking – so at Brent's suggestion I switched to liquid nails and those suckers aren't going anywhere now. Once the glue was done, I did 2 coats of poly over everything.

21 comments:

  1. I was wondering what you were planning with all those wine corks! it turned out great - I love the look of wine corks as a table top - it's so unique, and it definitely fits the atmosphere!

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  2. love it love it love it. that must have taken quite a bit of time...but i think it was well worth it. you rock!

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  3. Ah, the cork project revealed!! It's so awesome!

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  4. so good to know what you were doing with all those wine corks. looks great!

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  5. So awesome. Is it easy to clean-up spills? Or is that what the tray is for?

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  6. Ashley – With the protective coats of poly, spills shouldn't be an issue. One of my parent's friends did something similar last year, and they haven't had any issues.

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  7. OMG Ashley, it's totally fab!

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  8. Wonderful! Did you glue the corks to the dresser or just to each other? You have incredible patience!

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  9. Thanks everyone!

    Julie – I did a little of both, but the majority of the glue was used gluing them to the dresser itself.

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  10. that looks so great- love it!!

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  11. It would look good if you epoxied everything so it would look like the corks were sealed inside of a hard acrylic. Could always test on a piece, the only problem with epoxy is it tends to bubble. Otherwise it was a very cute idea

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  12. Have you had any problems with this? I'm considering the same idea for my wet bar and just want to make sure you still haven't had any spill problems. Thanks so much!

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  13. Anonymous – I haven't had any issues with it, but to be honest, it doesn't get used too much. My parent's friends have something similar in their kitchen though (they turned the built-in desk into a drink station), and it gets used a lot and is holding up great.

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  14. Hi, I know it has been a couple of years since you made your table. But, I am currently doing a similar project to make a cork centerpiece for my dining room table. I used poly as well. The instructions on the can suggest that you sand it down with fine sandpaper between coats. I was just wondering whether you did that, or whether you think it is not necessary for the cork type of surface? also, how is the table holding up?
    Thanks so much! And, congrats on the beautiful construction!

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  15. Did you split your corks or glue them on whole?

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  16. The DIY Wine Cork Dresser is so cool. Featured you on Homemade Wine Cork Crafts

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  17. How many corks come from bottles you enjoyed ? :-)

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