One of the most common keepsakes of any wine pilgrimage to the Napa Valley are corks…those cylinder objects that take the hands of a man and touch of a woman to pry from the grips of many bottles. Many beautiful wines have found themselves tragic homes to sunken corks. Sometimes it’s just a casualty of war. However, for those who manage to safely pry the things loose from the body and keep hundreds of them, this is the kind of project for you…
- A piece of plywood for the back of board – size determines on how big you would like it
- Elmer’s Wood glue
- PVC Pipe Cutter
- 1. Take your piece of plywood. The size of the plywood determines the size of your corkboard.
- 2. Using the wood glue, glue the corks going across the board. Cut corks in half using the cutter for the ends of the board.
- 3. Take your time gluing the corks onto the board so that they stick and are neatly in a row. It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey.
NOTE: Be creative!
They have a variety of uses and can be thrown together on any rainy day. So next time you’re at Baldacci or any other winery in the area, be sure to grab a couple of corks and make your own masterpiece!