Pinspiration: Woodcraft wine stoppers

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- Sometimes the best gifts you can give someone are handmade. Creating a piece of artwork from a block of wood is what the experts at Woodcraft do everyday. They have classes that can help you learn to do the same.

Woodcraft takes pre-cut pieces of exotic wood and then shapes them into beautiful wine stoppers using a lathe.

A lathe is a took that rotates the piece of wood to cut, sand, knurl, drill, among other things to create the artwork.

From there they drill a hole in the bottom to allow a screw in piece of metal to complete the wine stopper.

An oil based finish will help bring out the natural grain of the wood.

For more information on this and other projects visit Woodcraft at their website.