|Project by drewm873||posted 07-25-2016 01:31 AM||980 views||5 times favorited||11 comments|
My whiskey barrel table is finally complete. The barrel was bought from a local beer brewery that previously bought it from a bourbon distillery. So now it’s re-purposed for other things. :)
The top ledge and top are all white oak and stained with dark walnut. I don’t have a clear finish on the top yet because I can’t figure out what to do with it, or what will hold up best. The inside and outside were both heavily sanded but worth the effort.
I originally didn’t have cleats under the top but it was just too heavy and I could already start to see a sag. The whole thing weighs in around 88lbs, nice and heavy. Once I get money I’ll add some good lip supports but right now they’re not needed.
Someone has already asked to buy it but this is mine and no price tag can be put on it. I have ideas for another and that will be made to sell.
When you open the barrel you still get some great smell of whiskey in the wood. Ahhhh.