Wine Barrel End Tables

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Project by dc135custom posted 02-06-2017 03:55 PM 1020 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little over a year ago I posted a picture of the wine barrel coffee table I built. At that time I said that I was planning on making two end tables with another wine barrel I had. Well it finally happened but it took a little more work than I planned. Originally I thought all I needed to do was cut the barrel in such a way that I would get two tables from one barrel and that was true and it worked great. What I didn’t count on was that they were going to look obnoxiously large in diameter. So what I ended up doing was disassembling the two tables cutting the top down to a smaller diameter and reassembling the tables. Wine barrel tops are chamfered around the edge and that fits into a groove in the staves. So after I cut the top down I had to chamfer the edge and add a tongue to fit into the staves. I then pin nailed the staves back onto the top, which required resizing some of the staves to make them fit, so I could cut, resize, and weld the bands to the new diameter. I then made a shelf out of red oak for each table. a lot more work than I planned but worth it.

-- Rick...You can never have too many tools or wood to use them on!...Reno, Nv.

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#1 posted 02-06-2017 04:25 PM

Very nice work, great looking set.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 02-06-2017 05:05 PM

That is a great idea and beautiful work too.

-- Ray Vanderpool

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#3 posted 02-07-2017 01:41 AM

Rick, you did a excellent job on these tables. I am going to use this design for a project coming up.
Again , great job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 02-07-2017 06:05 AM

That is really stunning, especially the Red Oak shelf.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 02-07-2017 03:20 PM

This is a beautiful rustic table. I love the use of the wine barrel and the curved legs. All and all, it is a fine and creative piece of furniture and so nicely done.. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 02-07-2017 10:04 PM

Thank you all for the comments kudos. It was a fun challenge and all the extra pieces from the barrel that I didn’t use will smell good at the next campfire this summer, that nice warm cabernet smell.

-- Rick...You can never have too many tools or wood to use them on!...Reno, Nv.

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