Different Types of Wood Used in Making Oak Whiskey, Bourbon & Wine BarrelsApril 10, 2018
Role of Oak Barrels in WinemakingApril 10, 2018
Recycling old barrels has become popular nowadays. Old whiskey and wine barrels can be transformed into furniture. It requires skill, dexterity, and little patience to make furniture from used barrels. Even a country or primitively styled home can be created with the pieces of the barrel. Creating furniture out of the used barrels is a great DIY idea. Wine and whiskey barrels are made up of oak wood which is flexible and strong, due to which it is great for making sturdy furniture.
The stylish and obsolete look of these barrels makes them great material for a variety of furniture. Barrel wood can be cut into pieces to create all type of barrel furniture. There are plenty of ways to reuse oak barrels. You can use whiskey barrels as landscape elements to give a different look to your outdoor living space. You can also coat the barrel furniture with colorful paints for more creativity.
Here are some ideas for repurposing and upcycling old whiskey and wine barrels:
Whiskey barrel coffee table:
It is a very common concept of built using barrels. You can cut the barrel in half to create a perfect strong space. This process is very simple but for best look use as much barrel wood as you can. It is the easiest way to reuse the whiskey and wine barrels. Cut the barrel lengthwise and use its one half as storage space and keep a hard glass or wood on it and fill inside space with your favorite wine and use the table to enjoy your tea and coffee.
Wine barrel dining table:
Take 2 or 3 wine barrels. Clean them and dry them. Paint with your desired color. They can make perfect table legs for your dining table. Just lay a large size rectangular hardwood or a thick piece of rectangular glass on the top of these barrels. And your brand new dining table is here.
Wine barrel side table:
A large barrel can build 2 side tables. Properly clean and dry large barrel and cut it into 2 halves crosswise. You can use them as it is or paint with colors. These side tables can be used in your bedrooms.
Wine barrel chairs:
Wine barrel chairs are a smart and beautiful addition to your home furniture. They spark friendly conversation because of their unlikeness. Cut the wine barrel into half and cross-section of the wall of the barrel to create 2 chairs from a single barrel.
Barrels can be transformed into storage cabinets. Cut the barrel into its half and hold the 2 halves together by a hinge just like a cabinet door. Clean the inner part and use small wood pieces to create shelves or sections. Fit the top part with a small flat top and set different items.
Other used barrel furniture ideas include wine rack, guitar stand, dinner tables, doggie bed, lounge chairs, barrel wine rack, barrel chandelier, barrel bar stools, barrel cooler, barrel sink, barrel planters, barrel staves chairs, barrel wreath, and barrel hanging vase and barrel bathtub and many more.