Reclaimed barrrel stave wine rack
The Serendipity Wine Rack is a wall-mounted wine rack made from several staves reclaimed from a used wine barrel. It's called serendipity because, in all honesty, the design is happenstance. The original thought was to have a seamless, wine-barrel-esque shape with some holes to plunk in some bottle necks. That didn't work so well, as wine barrels are expertly crafted by skilled coopers who ensure that only the outside edges of each stave makes contact with its neighbor, held together not by glue or sheer friction, but by the pressure from pounded-in-place metal bands. Soooo... a new tactic was required. The result, though, is quite beautiful and was better than intended... a happy accident indeed.