Wine Barrel Stave Adirondack Chair

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Project by winecountrywhimsy posted 03-31-2009 02:45 AM 21073 views 25 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is not my chair and I am not taking credit for it, I just wanted to post it to show how beautiful these chairs can be when a ture craftsman makes one, not like my simplified and cheaper version. This chair was made by Jonathan Black of Bella Barrel ( These are pics of one of his chairs I saw in a shop in St. Helena, CA priced at $750 ea. I have made a few now and they are posted on my LJ page. The biggest difference is the finish and attention to detail he did. I wanted to keep mine more rustic to feature the wine barrel influences and character. The sanding/finishing steps are my least favorite.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#1 posted 03-31-2009 04:00 AM

These are unique. Can’t wait to see yours.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#2 posted 03-31-2009 04:48 AM

Well, that is a great design for the materials at hand. Looks very nice. Congrats to the designer. You should do well with those.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 02:23 PM

Surely this is very different style of Adirondack. Great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 03-31-2009 05:27 PM

I love this!! Takes the chair to a whole new level and looks so comfortable

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 04-02-2009 05:51 AM

its crazy what they charge…if i could get some barrels I would love to make some…look forward to seeing your version…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#6 posted 04-07-2009 04:56 AM

That is a darn good idea… I guess with so many wine barrels around ‘the wine country’, one has to be able to do something else with them. Planters & barrel chairs are a little old… Now, we can make an Adirondak!

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#7 posted 04-08-2009 08:26 PM

I have an old oak wine barrel I had been saving to make into a kitchen table( if I ever finish the rest of the cabinets). I may have to try one of these chairs. It looks great! Nice job!!!

-- happyjack, Gainesville, Ga.

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#8 posted 05-17-2009 01:38 AM

Finishing before assembly might make your job a lot easier. Then you only need to touch up here and there. This is the only deck furniture I prefer. That price is a little outragous, the guy who actually built it is getting that, or is that markup for resale?

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#9 posted 05-17-2009 03:21 AM

a barrel of fun another winner Todd

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#10 posted 07-25-2009 02:53 PM

That’s just wicked cool, m’ man! Great design.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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