|Project by Firemanwill||posted 06-14-2014 05:52 AM||1519 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
I started out with 2 barrels and no plan. The barrels themselves have an interesting story. They started out as bourbon barrels from Kentucky. But bourbon barrels can only be used once. Then they were sold to a local winery here in California and used to make Zinfandel. I wanted to maintain the barrel top and used that as a starting point. My wife added her constructive criticism and helped design the base structure. The bases are made from the outer barrel stays, shot with Rust-O-Leum Hammered Black enamel. I had to add cross bracing for strength and it gave me a good anchoring point for the legs. The legs are barrel slats that have been turned around to show the charred character of the inside of the barrel. You can tell on the sides of the slats where the bourbon and wine has seeped into the wood during the aging process. All in all, I think they turned out great and couldn’t be happier. I have had people look at the unfinished mock up pictures and had soon offers. But, I have been told, by my wife, that these are better than the end tables I built her last year….....so I believe these won’t make it to the open market…..which won’t disappoint me in the slightest.
Thanks for taking the time to view my project. I still have some barrel pieces left, so stay tuned for more projects.
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