Show Collectible Corks in a Bottle-Shaped Box. (He Frames ...)

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Show Collectible Corks in a Bottle-Shaped Box. (He Frames ...)


Schneider, Fred, Art Business News


From time to time, customers approach me looking for ideas on how to frame collectibles. A recent customer asked for a unique way to display his cork collection. He is a wine connoisseur and wanted to display the corks near his collection of fully stocked wine racks. Together, we decided on a bottle-shaped shadow-box frame using Framerica's Boxer moulding.

To begin the process, I cut the bottom piece of the "bottle" to an 8-inch width and the top piece to 3 1/2 inches using regular, 45-degree cuts. Next, I cut the bottom uprights to 12 inches, 45 degrees on the bottom and 22 1/2 degrees on the top. The next stop up the bottle is the 3 1/2-inch piece up to the bottleneck. Here, I again cut 22 1/2-degree angles on each side, one on the inside and one on the outside. For the 5-inch neck, the bottom cuts are 22 1/2 degrees with the tops cut at 45 degrees.

To join the moulding pieces, I used a standard joining machine on the bottom 90-degree angle and a brad gun for the rest. …

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