Has anyone seen Anthropologie's cork themed window displays? Together with the Cork Forrest Conservation Alliance they collected over 2 million corks to display in windows to celebrate Earth Day.
These windows reminded me of the months my sister spent collecting corks from friends, family, restaurants, grocery stores, wine shops, etc. to make this amazing cork shadow box coffee table!
My dad and her built the shadow box table with a little paint, glass, plywood, 2 x 4s and
some legs from Home Depot... I know I'm making that sound much easier than it was but to
me the hard part was helping her arrange the 500+ corks!
To my surprise not every cork is the same size. Some are short and fat and others are long and skinny so we had to take that into account along with making sure that duplicates were spaced far apart.
It was definitely worth all the hours of arranging and rearranging though because it's a great conversation piece and looks so good in her wine themed living room!
PS- If you want to make your own cork table Pottery Barn now sells a great shadow box table. All you have to do is take out the removable dividers and start arranging!
Townsend Coffee Table, Pottery Barn $499