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January 17, 2007

Wine Corkboard

Filed under: wood — by threadslinger @ 12:59 am

Cork board

Over the summer (thanks to my good friend 2 buck Chuck…well more like 3 buck Chuck in NYC) I drank a lot of wine. And, for some reason I always saved the corks. At first it was just a few stacked on my microwave, but pretty soon they had to be moved to a coffee mug, then a bigger coffee mug and finally, a zip lock. I needed something to do with all these corks I had and so I was inspired to make this wine cork board. It is super easy to make and only requires that you drink a lot of wine, who can say no to that?

Materials
Wine corks
glue
Old picture frame with the glass and picture parts taken out (this is for the shell of the corkboard.)

Directions
Arrange corks however you want so that they fit inside your frame. Then glue down and your finished you have your very own awesome wine cork board. A little tip, it is cool if you glue the corks so the label shows because it then can serve a pratical function of a cork board while at the same time showing off your awesome wine taste.
Up close cork board

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24 Comments »

  1. This is really cool! 2 questions though…what size frame did you use, and about how many wine corks? I want a big one!

    Comment by Jenn — January 18, 2007 @ 11:51 pm |Reply

  2. so cute! i’m going to start savings corks :)

    Comment by maggie — January 19, 2007 @ 2:18 pm |Reply

  3. errr… *saving corks. really, that southern college education IS all it’s cracked up to be. haha.

    Comment by maggie — January 19, 2007 @ 2:19 pm |Reply

  4. Mine is 18 x 18 and I used about 128 corks (but as you can see from pictures I put them in groups of 2). I think that you could do one bigger if you wanted and it would look good, the most important thing is to make sure you have enough corks so start drinkin’

    Comment by threadslinger — January 20, 2007 @ 11:52 pm |Reply

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    Comment by paul_knightly — February 22, 2007 @ 12:38 am |Reply

  7. The corkboard looks great, i’m going to make one too. Great idea to use the frame, better than buying the kit other websites offer!! BUT WHAT has bush got to do with this????

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  11. One of the things we like to do is sign the special corks. Then when they get framed up there are tons of memories as well as a cool board!

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  14. I’ve been wanting to make a cork board for awhile, just haven’t had the time. I really like the pattern you put your corks in, very nice! A bonus to these is that they are attractive bulletin boards, not like the ones you buy in the store. And there are stories that can be told from each cork.

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