Adirondack oak barrel chairs

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Project by Medickep posted 01-08-2015 05:24 PM 1509 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made these chairs out of some wine barrels I got from a local vineyard. They’re very comfortable and I even built a wine glass holder in one of the arm rest.

Most versions of these chairs have the wider portion of the back of the chair at the bottom, but as a guy with back issues, I decided I wanted the smoother part in the lumbar region!!

I finished them off with some Australian Timber oil, which is nice but cause you can simply wash the chairs and restain as needed!! No sanding!!!!

-- Keith

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#1 posted 01-08-2015 05:34 PM

Very cool. I’d love to get my hands on some old barrels.

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#2 posted 01-08-2015 05:39 PM

Most vineyards sell them. I picked these up for 50$ per barrel. The french oak cost 2,500 from France and the really nice vineyards use them once!!

-- Keith

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#3 posted 01-08-2015 05:47 PM

Neat, i like the markings and wine stain.

-- father son woodworks

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#4 posted 01-08-2015 07:04 PM

I really like these chairs. I am going to have to do some drinking and find some barrells of my own.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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#5 posted 01-08-2015 07:21 PM

I wish I could say honestly I drank all of the wine before I made them!! But if I had, I’m sure I wod be able to build them!!

-- Keith

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#6 posted 01-08-2015 08:04 PM

Very nice chairs. I would love to get my hands on some wine or whiskey barrels as well. I’ve asked a couple of the local vineyards, but they said they don’t sell them. The ones I’ve found at flea markets are way too expansive. The people must think they’re gold :)

-- Marty, Ohio

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#7 posted 01-08-2015 08:55 PM

These are really cool

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 01-08-2015 09:04 PM

I love these!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#9 posted 01-09-2015 12:48 AM

They are great. I’m sure you can still smell the wine. Thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 01-09-2015 12:58 AM

Great looking Adirondacks! They look very comfortable, and would be great to sit in and enjoy a nice Oregon Pinot Noir on a warm summer evening!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 01-09-2015 04:22 AM

Great idea and recycling. They turned out really nice.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 01-09-2015 05:18 PM

These are amazing, keith. May I ask you, did it take one barrel per chair or what was the ratio of barrels per chair. I ask bc i have two barrels and would love to construct these for my front porch.

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#13 posted 01-09-2015 06:11 PM


I got two chairs and a table out of two barrels, but there was minimal room for error! The key is if your barrels have a lot of 3”+ and 4” staves.

-- Keith

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#14 posted 01-11-2015 03:16 AM

So very cool!

-- -CrazyAce

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