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Wood & Acrylic Wine Bottle Stoppers

Have an unfinished bottle of wine? No need to try to put the cork back in if you have a custom wine bottle stopper. Stoppers can be made from exotic wood, laminated wood, or acrylic material and will look nice atop your wine bottle. And some of the stoppers will stand by themselves on the counter or shelf if you don’t need to stopper a bottle. Wine bottle stoppers are turned on a lathe to the initial shape and sanded. Wooden materials are then finished and buffed to a higher gloss. Acrylic materials are sanded to a very fine grit and polished to a high gloss. The material is then attached to the metal portion of the stopper.

Veined Acrylic

Custom wine bottle stoppers add a little character to your wine bottles that are not quite empty. Acrylic stoppers are eye-catching. Many shapes are possible and the business ends of the stopper come in different styles too.

Laminated Wood

Custom wooden wine bottle stoppers add a little different character to your wine bottles. Laminates, domestics, acrylics, and hybrid wood & acrylic are available. Various profiles are possible and the business ends of the stopper come in different styles too.

Inlaid Rings

Inlaid rings consist of a core with a channel where the inlay material is placed. Cores and the channels vary in width. Cores are single piece and made from tungsten, stainless steel, or rhodium plated. Inlay material can be minerals like opal or lapis and come in various colors, including solid, translucent, opaque, glowing and glittery. To make the inlaid rings, the material is built up on the core, turned on the lathe, sanded, buffed, and then polished to a high luster. Pretty much the sky is the limit. This type of ring can come in just about any size. One disadvantage of this kind of ring is that it cannot be resized. Inlay material often comes in more than one grain size, often sand or powder. Powder packs more tightly and will not show the graininess as much as the sand-sized material. Some inlay material has amounts of impurities included, but I try to get the best quality possible for a cleaner, purer look.

Pictures coming soon!