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Wine Cork Furniture

How to Make a Wine Cork Pedestal Table

This is so cute as a bed stand table.

This is so cute as a bed stand table.

Wine Cork Table Tops

This unique pattern can be adapted to almost any flat surface. You could wine cork a coffee table surface, side table, and would be great to cover the top of the bar in your recreation room. You should cover the top surface of corks with a piece of glass to complete this wonderful and practical conversation piece. They will cut a piece of glass to size at your local hardware store.

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Materials you need

134 corks

hot melt glue gun/ 3-8inch glue sticks

coping saw / work gloves

cutting board

1 wooden spindle

4 plywood pieces -top 12 x12 x ¾ inches -base-8 x 8 x ¾ inches—5 x 5 x ¾ inches

3 x 3 x ¾ inches

2 deck screws 4 inched and 2 1/2 inches

sand paper-- 120 grit

carpenter’s glue

black paint

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circular saw/ safety glasses

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How to assemble Wine Cork Pedestal Table

Easier to look at the picture to see the pattern or come up with one of your own.

Easier to look at the picture to see the pattern or come up with one of your own.

Base assembly

Base assembly

Finished project.

Finished project.

How to assemble

  • Step 1: Put on the work gloves and cut 12 corks in half horizontally with coping saw. Glue 2 of the half corks together with the cut side down. Repeat 11 times to make 12 pairs of corks. Glue 3 pairs of corks together as seen in picture. Repeat 3 times to make 4 sections.
  • Step 2: Glue 8 corks side to side to form the middle section of the table.
  • Step 3: Glue 2 corks end to end. Repeat 7 times to form 8 pairs of corks.
  • Step 4: Start from left top of the middle section and glue 1 pair of corks to top cork. Then glue your cut cork sections from step 1 to bottom of these corks. (See picture.) Glue on 1 pair of corks under this cut cork section. Repeat this step. Now you have built one side and can repeat step 4 to do the other side of the middle section of the table.
  • Step 5: Glue 5 corks end to end. Repeat 3 more times. Glue these rows of 5 corks around middle section from step 4. On the corner spaces glue in a horizontally ½ cut cork with the cut side down.
  • Step 6: Glue 2 rows of 10 corks side to side and glue them to the sides of the cork square you have built. Then glue 14 corks side to side. Repeat once for the top and bottom of the tabletop. This will be the last square of corks for your tabletop (See picture.) Now turn over and add extra bead of glue to rows of corks to make the table sturdier.
  • Step 7: Take the coping saw and put on your work gloves for your own safety to cut 28 corks in ½ lengthwise on the cutting board.
  • Step 8: While the tabletop is still upside down, glue tops of the cut side of these corks around table top to make the skirting. (See picture.) This completes the cork top of your table.
  • Step 9: To make the base of the table, you need to cut a square of plywood the same size as the underneath space of the cork tabletop. The size of plywood could vary due to the different size of the corks you use.
  • Step 10: Then trim the wooden spindle to the height you wish. I trimmed off the top and bottom squares, making it 13 inches high. Cut 3 squares of wood from plywood or have them cut at the store. Bottom board 8x8 inches. Middle board 5x5 inches. Top board 3x3 inches. Then take the sandpaper and sand sharp edges of the sides off to make them rounded and smoother. Glue these 3 pieces of plywood together with carpenters glue, centering them, one on top of the other. (See picture.) Then center the spindle on the top 3X3 piece of wood and trace around the base of the spindle. From traced circle of spindle drill a hole( centering the hole) threw the three bottom pieces and then into the wooden spindle. Pour carpenters glue into the holes before screwing in a 4 inch deck screw from the bottom to secure base to spindle.
  • Step 11:With the top of the spindle( trace a circle onto the center of the last piece of 12x12 inch plywood) and drill threw like you did the bottom. Screw into the glued hole a 2 inch deck screw. Let the glue set up overnight.
  • Step 12: Paint all pieces of wood the color of your choice and then glue on the cork tabletop with carpenter’s glue. You can get a piece of glass cut at the hardware store to protect the top.

Do you re-use your wine corks?


Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on August 20, 2013:

Go for it truthfornow and thanks a lot for the compliment. CHEERS!

Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on August 19, 2013:

Wow, nicely done. Very creative. I had no idea you could make so many things from wine corks. Guess I have to start drinking some wine lol.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on June 13, 2013:

You can cut them in half and still use this pattern. Just glue them to a smaller board to make the table top. Thank you Shyron E Shenko for stopping by to comment. I appreciate your input.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on June 12, 2013:

What a fantastic idea. I only have about 50/60 corks, give or take, they are in a jar. That is 20 years worth.

Voted up and interesting, will share and pin on Art and Writing Board

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on May 08, 2013:

Enjoy Eiddiwen and thanks for stopping by to comment.

Eiddwen from Wales on May 08, 2013:

Wow suzzycue how clever are you.

I am saving this gem for crafty days with my grandkids.

Thanks for sharing.


Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 08, 2013:

Thank you Faith Reaper. It is always nice to see you. I know you are getting well and you know you are loved.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on March 07, 2013:

Came back to share.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 07, 2013:

Thank you Faith Reaper for the votes and sharing. I always appreciate your input. What a great idea to post it to HGTV. I just love it. God Bless you also and all your friends and family.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on March 07, 2013:

Hi Suzzy,

Oh, how cute, clever and unqiue! I love this idea for a pedastal table. You sure are crafty. I never would have thought of using wine bottle corks. What a great way to recycle. You need to let HGTV know about this "Green" idea!

Clever hub here. Great photos.

Voted up ++++ and sharing (oops, my share buttons are not showing up, will return)

God bless, Faith Reaper

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on March 03, 2013:

Thank you Carol for the compliment votes and pinning. Your comments are always appreciated. Have a fun day today.

carol stanley from Arizona on February 27, 2013:

Great project and so clever and creative. And we have many corks...oops gave it away. well we have had them for a long time. Voting up and pinning.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 27, 2013:

I love to up-cycle things a lot. We didn't waste anything when I was young so I guess it has taken over now I am older. Thank you so much for your comment bridalletter.

Brenda Kyle from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA on February 26, 2013:

I love recycle, reuse ideas. This isn't one I would do personally. I think the table could be very useful in a craft room and in a man cave or artist studio. Great details and directions to create the table.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 26, 2013:

You are very welcome Always exploring. Thank you for your comment.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 26, 2013:

You are so clever. I like the finished table with the candle holder. Thank's..

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 26, 2013:

Thanks a lot for stopping in to comment Kathryn Stratford. You are welcome.

Kathryn from Windsor, Connecticut on February 26, 2013:

Very cool craft project! It would definitely make a "statement" bedside table. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Susan Britton (author) from Ontario, Canada on February 26, 2013:

Thank you Billy Buc. You could buy the corks at any wine making store but you are too busy with your pallet projects. They are great.

@ Jeff Berndt thanks a lot for voting and sharing this project with your friends. Have a great day.

Jeff Berndt from Southeast Michigan on February 26, 2013:

This is a clever project! I've shared it with my artsy-crafty friends. Voted up and useful. Well done indeed.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on February 26, 2013:

Very clever my friend. Since none of us drinks this is a bit tough around our home, but I can see a lot of people doing this. Well done and quite creative.

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