Wine Cork Boards




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Recycle wine corks into a functional and stylish cork board. During a thorough clean of my shed that was formerly a storage unit, I discovered several bags of wine corks. Not wishing to return them to a dusty shelf, they were put to use. Cork boards were an obvious solution. They're practical, simple to make and look great.

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    11 Discussions

    I've thought about doing this myself. Does hot glue provide a good enough bond? Have you had any corks fall out over time?


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for posting the video. I was able to watch about half of it before my slow connection decided that I wasn't worth the time but what I saw inspired me to try some different patterns. I'll try it again when I have a more reliable connection.

    Some things that I do when I make these (ymmv):

    I use white glue (Elmer's) - I don't get along with my hot glue gun
    I paint the backing board flat black so it doesn't show through any gaps.
    I use a disk sander and dust collector to shape the corks.
    I use two-part epoxy on symthetic corks. I've tried white glue, hot glue, super glue and spray adhesive with poor results. Does anyone know of anything else that will work on a plastic cork?

    Thanks again!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    i'd have a lot of fun making this, especially gathering supplies, hehe


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Good use of old corks but I think I would waste more time by slicing in half it would only change for your process in my way.

    For me corks are always needed because I reuse the wine bottles and the corks after some time break due to some heavy usage xP

    2 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Cutting them in half is a good way to get more mileage out of the corks but heavy wine usage definitely takes priority!


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    even though I'm from the world biggest cork producer and in the same time with the best quality.

    Continue your good work
    Best Regards!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Love a wine cork, cork board. There are many different crafts and uses for wine works and I posted about this on my blog today if you check it out please leave a comment.