Wine barrel project

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Project by kirschenman posted 1835 days ago 4967 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My family had a reunion a few years back. We went to Oregon wine country due to the fact my youngest brother is a sommelier, my dad loves wine, with my older brother and so does my Aunt. However my oldest brother and I didn’t but we went along for the interesting tours. We were at a winery wrapping up the day, the wine connoisseurs were buying wine, and myself…..I was buying wine barrels! The French white oak is beautiful! Much to everybody’s surprise and amazement, as i was loading them up, I got the strangest looks and comments…’why did you get those?!’ or ‘what are you gonna do with those!?’ to which I simply replied” you’ll see”.

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#1 posted 1835 days ago

Those are as exquisitely done as I’m sure the wine they once contained! I’m sure that your father and family look at them with their own unique sense of appreciation because you used YOUR skills to honor and acknowledge something that is apparently dear to THEM!

Very well done! (I would have said “Very TASTEFULLY done!” but you would have probably snickered at the thought! . . . Hic . . .)


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 1835 days ago

This is a cool project man. Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Ben Kahmann

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#3 posted 1835 days ago

Really cool project. Do you mind if I ask wah you got the barrels for? I’m just curious because I am going to a winery this fall and maybe I’ll pick up a couple…

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#4 posted 1835 days ago

I can see the wheels-a-turning…
“We’ll see” .. oh I can’t wait

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 1835 days ago

Wow. Beautiful pieces of furniture and a very creative idea.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 1835 days ago

Great project!
Nice wood!

Lots of wineries around here. I think I’ll check them out.
Thanks for posting.

-- Rick, Pa. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.

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#7 posted 1835 days ago

We’ve been told by one of the owners of one of the wineries we frequent that they’ll have a lot of neutral barrels to get rid of in September, after they bottle. Very nice and creative. I’m going to make a pair of Adirondack chairs ala winecountrywhimsy and gift it to them in thanks for the barrels.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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Les Hastings

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#8 posted 1834 days ago

Neat idea, very cool!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#9 posted 1834 days ago

Those things are cool! Great idea!

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#10 posted 1826 days ago

Good thinking well done

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1826 days ago

Great post!

Your dad and aunt, and I share the love of wine.

And, I do have to get some kind of pick-up truck.

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#12 posted 1807 days ago

Great Idea!!

-- Woodshop Girl

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#13 posted 1750 days ago

Very nice work. The coffee table looks more too complicated for my meager skills. I have discovered one thing about the barrels. Over time the staves will shrink and the hoops will be slack. With your design you should have no problem, but I have found a few projects that I have made with full barrels or barrels cut in half, the staves need to be secured by with screws through the barrel hoops. Just a note of warning.

Great work!


-- Todd @ winecountrywhimsy Sonoma County, CA

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#14 posted 1378 days ago

Very kool idea.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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