Wine Barrel End Table with Wine Rack

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Project by winecountrywhimsy posted 04-20-2009 06:36 PM 7911 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a very simple end table buillt with a wine barrel head for the top. The legs are made from barrel staves. The shelf is also from barrel staves and it functions as a wine rack or it can hold other items. I cut a round piece of plywood and attached to the underside of the barrel head. I fastened the legs to the plywood with simple angle brackets bent to the correct angle.

Comments and tips are welcome.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#1 posted 04-21-2009 01:26 AM

I wasn’t into woodworking when I lived in Italy… we just drank the wine and tossed out the barrel. Now I see the interesting uses or re-purposing of the barrels. We have a vineyard just down the road… I need to check in with them.

Nicely done… I like seeing the barrel numbers and the blackened inside of the staves.

Does it matter if you use red or white wine barrels? Or, I suppose a barrel for Jack Daniels would work… :)

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#2 posted 04-21-2009 03:59 AM

i really like this one…

Here is a question—-how do you sand smooth WITHOUT losing the emblem on the top of the barrel—-the one burned/branded in…

WHen I was making the cheeseboards with my colleague this was my fear…so we didnt sand it too smooth since we were afraid of wearing it down…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 11-07-2009 03:14 AM

Been away a while, just saw these comments/questions.

They type of wine does not matter, red or white, they char the insides of the barrels for both. Actually, white wine barrels get used later for red wine. Rarely do you see a barrel that contained only white wine.

I sand the barrel heads just like you Matt. I take care not to do too much sanding. I have a wood burner kit that I use to refresh some of the logos if I sand them a little too much. You can also use the wood burner to sign the pieces if you think you did a good job. None of mine are signed yet, but some day.

-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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