Wine Barrel Stave Adirondack Chair

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Project by winecountrywhimsy posted 03-31-2009 02:45 AM 21522 views 25 times favorited 11 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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#11 posted 01-26-2017 10:05 PM

Great Idea… check out for Wine Barrel Chairs Woodworking Plans

They can also be made from whiskey barrels… very easy with the Full Scale Templates, Step by Step Instructions and Illustrations. Gold Country Woodworks

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