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2 Boxes for Charity

posted Sep 24, 2012, 9:26 AM by Philippe Leiritz   [ updated Sep 24, 2012, 9:33 AM ]
custom wine case designI have been approached by the Child Care Resources of Missoula (http://www.childcareresources.org/) to give some of my time and material for a good cause. In exchange for it, I am cordially invited to the sixth Annual Connoisseurs' Classic & Auction, scheduled for Nov 9, 2012 at the Sister Rita Mudd Activity Center in Missoula, MT.       This will be an evening of rare scotches ad exceptional wines, and a live and silent auction.   http://www.childcareresources.org/cca


Ken Wright Cellars donated 10 Pinot Noir from their 2010 Vintage. My participation will be to design and make 2 cases for these great wines.


    I did some research on wine cases, from the simple ones to the most extravagant ones. After starting the design, I took a step back and decided to keep the spirit of the French wine case. I do not want the case to overshadow the bottles of wine. I want the cases to complement and compliment them.

The goal being to help raise the price during the auction.

The cases will be made of 2 contrasting woods: pine and walnut. I am not decided yet on the finish. Oil, stain, poly? I don’t know.

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