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6 Bottle Wine Rack w/ Stemware, Ceiling or Wall Mount

January 27, 2012

This is a beautiful, rustic burgundy wine rack. This model can be mounted directly to the wall using a couple of L brackets or you can suspend it from the ceiling using a decorative chain (chain not included). It holds 6 bottles of wine. It also has 3 racks on the bottom to store your stemware, which can hold about 6 – 9 glasses.

This model has been painted and lacquered for a durable finish. There is also a felt lining on the front of the rack to protect the neck of the wine bottles. Decorative metal leaves were reclaimed from a local antique shop and used to spruce up this wine rack.

This rack measures approximately 2″ x 22″ x 10.5″ in size. It is made from birch plywood and oak and ash dowels. The decorative pieces are metal and rustic-looking. The stemware racks are aged chrome. Finally this wine rack contains 2 L brackets to attach to the wall. It is recommended to attach to a stud but dry wall screws would suffice.


The Trailer Park Song

February 22, 2011

I haven’t posted in a while.  Life has been kind of hectic.  I haven’t really had much time to make anything lately.  I just had a week in Washington DC talking to my representatives about health care reform.  It was a fun weekend though.  I will post my brother’s new mix that he made.  This is a link to his remix of the Trailer Park Song that he made using the T-Pain app for his iPhone.

The Trailer Park Song by my brothers.

Build with Yarn Contest

February 14, 2011

As many of my loyal readers know is that I love to crochet.  I am one of the few men in this world that do.  But something that you may not know about me is that I love the website Instructables.  This website is a “web-based documentation platform where passionate people share what they do and how they do it, and learn from and collaborate with others.”  I sincerely believe that today, with all the information that we have at our fingertips, there is nothing that we can’t do without a little research, and maybe some patience.

When I grew up and finally went to college, I had a hard time picking a career path because I like to do everything.  I was a Jack-of-all-trades and the Master-of-none, as the saying goes.  I also became more frustrated when my brother went to college for electrical engineering.  He grew up and you knew that electrical engineering was what he was going to do.  College was just another step towards reaching that goal.  With me it was a little more difficult.  I didn’t have that single niche that I could fall back on.  I took physics, phychology, math, english, literature courses and even got involved with forensics and speech and debate.  I loved doing all of them.  I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do.  So then I decided that being a Jack-of-all-trades IS my niche. And I wanted to exploit that.  So now I believe that there is nothing that I can’t do, and I am willing to try anything.  This website is that avenue that I needed to document and show off what I have done. 

Instructables has contests periodically for the best instructable.  Finally, they have one that I can do.  This one is called the Build with Yarn Contest.  They are simply looking for the best structure that is build out of yarn.  You can crochet, knit, wrap in yarn.  The sky is the limit.  Check it out! There are only a few entries so you have a good chance of winning.

About Me

December 6, 2010


My name is John V.

I like to make a lot of things.  There is not really anything that I don’t like to make.  If it is hand-made or home-made, then I will make it John-made.  From crochet to paper mache, from cooking to scrapbooking, no matter the way, I’ll try anyway.  I like things made from scratch.  I like things made from a batch.  I like to recycle, and I love to upcycle.  I like making things for myself but I love making things for other selves.  If it is made and fun, count me in; I’m done.  I don’t know how else to put it.  I like to make a lot of things.

Shaping, making, sculpting, building, cooking, baking, icing, filling, photo-shooting, designing, creating, arranging, gluing, pottery painting, filming, hooking, looping, molding, twisting, cutting, paper-folding.  These are things I like to do.  Maybe I can make something for YOU.  If you see something that you want me to make, then send me a message for heaven’s sake. 

I hope that you enjoy this site.  Send me a comment if you think it’s alright.

Again I say my name is John V.  Have a good day, to you from me.


John V.