Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Kind of Bottle Tree

My two nieces are the closest I will come to having a daughter. They are also exactly what I would want my daughters to be like. Their unbelievable beauty is unbelievably over shadowed by their intelligence. And, they are really nice people. They can get just about anything they want from Uncle Bob. One wanted a head board for her bed when she was smaller. She was into Harry Potter at the time and wanted to have a moon, sun and stars on it. You can bet that Uncle Bob would build one for her.


Well now she wants a wine rack. Not just any wine rack but one that will hold six bottles of wine [I didn't even know she drank wine] and has a small foot print because she lives in an apartment and counter space is limited. She was just accepted to vet school at Texas A & M so I thought it would make a nice gift to congratulate her. With anything I build, the hard part is in the design. I thought on it for a couple of weeks with no luck. Then one evening I was looking back through some of Pam's posts on her blog, http://www.penick.net/digging/ and noticed a bottle tree. It had the colored bottles sticking up and out from a post. The design came to me then, a bottle tree for full bottles of wine. After completing it I took it to High Point Powder Coating to get it sand blasted and powder coated. The owners wife saw it and decided she needed one as well. Now I have strict orders to go inside to see if she's there before I bring anything else in for treatment. It's probably time I made some money off of him for a change any way.


6 comments:

Garden Lily said...

Beautiful - nice job!

katina said...

so nifty. I am in awe.

TexasDeb said...

How clever of you - keeps the corks wet and the bottles well displayed AND out of the way. That's one with huge market potential I'd say. Let me know when you plan to offer them to the public (seriously).

getgrounded said...

Bob, that is incredibly clever! And I love the headboard, too. Your nieces are lucky girls to have Uncle Bob at their beck and call. You are quite the artist.

ConsciousGardener said...

You're so creative!

Christine said...

Uncle Bob

I cant thank you enough for all the things you have made me over the years! Im so honored to have all these "one of a kind" pieces. I'm humbled that you speak so highly of me and that you have me in mind the whole time youre working on these things.
All my girlfriends are very jealous of the wine rack!!