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"Whiskey" Barrel Bar Table

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Project by degoose posted 05-15-2009 08:42 AM 13688 views 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bar table is a wine barrel with a table surrounding it…set on brackets screwed into the barrel. The barrel has been fully dismantled and cleaned and reassembled. I built a Lazy Larry in the same timber as the table and used a milescraft router template to make the small flower type in the centre.. The table is 8 peices of Indonesian Merbau 12 inches wide cut and joined with plywood cleats underneath the join., 8 brackets are cut and screwed onto the barrel with roofing screws and the centre of the table is shaped to match the profile of the barrel. and only posted once. Six stools I bought to match the barrel finish off the setting,. The Lazy Larry in the centre is a nice touch too and has proved very useful at parties. [ No I didn’t make the barrel] Finish is Garden Furniture Oil. .Rough Carpentry at it’s best LOL
“Eddy, the whiskey barrel table pics are for You”
regards Larry

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...





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stefang

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#1 posted 05-15-2009 10:42 AM

Handsome looking set Larry. As a young man, I sold furniture in our family business in California,. including quite a few barrel sets along the same lines as yours. I like yours better. loved the rope handles, those stools would have been difficult to move around without them The Lazy Larry tops it off perfectly. An inviting place to enjoy a good meal and a glass of wine on a nice evening. Hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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degoose

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#2 posted 05-15-2009 11:02 AM

Thanks Mike
Did You get my message?

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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spanky46

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#3 posted 05-15-2009 12:01 PM

Ingenious Larry!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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ellen35

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#4 posted 05-15-2009 12:35 PM

Nice work, Larry.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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flcopper169

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 02:10 PM

Larry…Another job well done…. I can just see one of your fantastic cutting boards in the center with some cheese, crackers, grapes and of course a bottle of wine…

Regards…

Rob

-- Happy and safe woodworking, Flcopper169@aol.com

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 05-15-2009 03:54 PM

You’Ve got us over the barrel with this great set

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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DuaneEDMD

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#7 posted 05-15-2009 04:03 PM

Nice addition to your project list…..where’s the facial hair my man? Did you get too close to the saw blade?

-- --It's not how long you live, but how you live that makes it a life.--

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#8 posted 05-15-2009 04:21 PM

Really nice table Larry. I have always liked oak barrels. About 35 years ago I was able to get oak olive barrels in New Orleans before they started using plastic containers to ship them in. I built a few tables and chairs from them but none as nice as your project.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpieceā€¦ because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 05-15-2009 05:54 PM

One of the nicest set of barrel tables I’ve seen.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Beginningwoodworker

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#10 posted 05-15-2009 07:35 PM

Nice work, Larry.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Sawtooth

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#11 posted 05-15-2009 07:54 PM

Looks great, I’ll bet a lot of good times will be had there.

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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degoose

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#12 posted 05-15-2009 07:56 PM

Someone called me ‘Grizzly Adams ’ and I realized I hadn’t shaved for a few weeks so went and cut it all off.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Rj

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#13 posted 05-15-2009 08:54 PM

Great use of the wiskey barrel ! I’d think an owner of a restaurant or bar owner would buy a bunch of these ?

I just had an Idea under each seat you could make that a cooler or an area for their own pony keg for beer with a side tap for those boozers who don’t want to get up from their seat, you could also put hoses with a funnels going to the main barrel so they could use it to relieve them selfs in (For those who can’t get up from their seat)...{:oP Lol….

Great Idea & Job!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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degoose

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#14 posted 05-15-2009 09:09 PM

More ideas then time to make them a reality.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Napaman

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#15 posted 05-15-2009 11:37 PM

i love the idea of the table fitting lower then the barrel head…it all looks good…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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