Whiskey Barrel fun

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Project by kjtool posted 11-30-2015 07:35 PM 1278 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first piece of work into the refurbishment world. My wife wanted something different so I told her to find something that she finds interesting. Word to the wise to the rest of the men out there, do not offer a task like this. It started with just a sink and I ended up with a floor (hickory) wainscoating, luandry platform with new washer and dryer, laundry chute (not pictured) and the barrel with a hammered copper sink.

In all everything worked out quite well. The only thing I would have done different is to add a backsplash made from the rest of the timbers. I will just have to build a steam cabinet to work the planks straight then build the backsplash.

The barrel is actually anchored on a set of hidden hinges on the left so it can swing out to get to the plumbing if need be. Did not want to create a door and cut through the face anywhere so the hinge was best choice in this case.

-- - Amateur but learning all the time -

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#1 posted 11-30-2015 10:28 PM

What a great idea. Plus I love Jack Daniels.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 10:29 PM

That is a great idea. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 11-30-2015 10:37 PM

Outstanding work!

I have never seen a sink/stand like this. Every detail looks perfect.

Thanks for sharing this and Cheers!


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#4 posted 12-01-2015 12:51 AM

One of the most unique vanity sets I’ve seen! The hammered copper, and whisky cask go well together!

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

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#5 posted 12-01-2015 11:09 PM

Fantastic idea! Really gets me thinking! Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#6 posted 12-02-2015 05:04 AM

Thinking outside the box – Uuhh,, I mean the barrel.. Beautiful result.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#7 posted 12-02-2015 02:56 PM

Awesome sauce.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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