In my garage was an Opus One wine box box that has moved with me to a few homes with the idea it could be made into something else. I mean, since 1994.
Sadly the lid was warped, so it limited what I could do with it. I stood on one side and pulled up, up, up and a long side freed easily. I attached it to the front with wood glue and it’s existing nails. Anyplace that would have weight, I added more wood glue + a few small finishing nails. Then I used antiquing wax + water to make it look aged like this and didn’t use a top coat.
What about laying them down to keep the corks wet? Well, these aren’t collector wines and some are twist offs. Yes. I only have cheap wine and now anyone who comes over will know that.
I really like it though. Feels good to have an easy win for free.