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Collecting the Evidence

I like wine.  I sip a glass . . . or two. . . every night.

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I save the corks.  I like the look and feel of them.  They're substantial!

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They're clever!  Some are like little works of art.

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They're souvenirs!  Reminders of trips, events, celebrations, and bottles of wine you just really liked.

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Over time, my cork collection has grown.  It filled several large, glass containers.  It started to get a little ridiculous.

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What do you DO with all of those corks?  Inspired by my friend, Sandie, who covered the ceiling of her wet  bar/butler's pantry with corks (SO cool!), I decided to create a Wall of Corks.  Not only would it look cool, but it could be a functional "cork board", too!

As usual, I called on my Dad -- The Mastermind -- to help me translate my idea into reality.  He installed it yesterday!

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Each cork -- and there are over 300 -- is cut in half (so there are over 600 half-corks on the wall!).  Now, in fairness, not all of the corks were from me.  My Dad contributed some of his own.  But . . . well, most of them were mine.  Tom puts it this way:  my Wall of Cork represents over $3,000 in wine consumed!!!

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Thanks, Dad!  I love it!


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awesome. makes me wish I didn't throw all mine out!

Diana Troldahl



Beautifully done! The way the colors are mixed in here and there is inspired! I'm looking forward to having a glass of wine again soon.


What a stupendous idea! And I just happen to have a [much smaller] collection of corks. Hmmm...

Lee Cockrum

Very cool! And it is good that you did it now, I find that more and more wines have synthetic corks?! Perhaps I just drink low class wines!!*lol*


I love it. I am inspired to do this on a wall off our kitchen. Did you glue the corks or nail them? Thanks Katie

Erin Mulhern

Wow! That looks really good. But damn. How many corks were there? I only remember seeing that one little container full in the living room. :)

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