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Project by drewm873 posted 12-11-2017 01:24 PM 1783 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife said that she wanted to put up the christmas tree, so I made one instead…out of whiskey barrel staves. ha! Her response, “why, just why?” And before you knew it, she was decorating it with my old whiskey bottle tops as ornaments. lol

It’s all barrel staves with a 1/2” threaded rod down the middle and 3’ tall. The bottom “stand” is two staves half-lapped and held together with two threaded nuts.

A fun little festive project.

Cheers!





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Ron Aylor

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#1 posted 12-11-2017 02:01 PM

Priceless … I love it!

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#2 posted 12-11-2017 02:30 PM

Fun! Festive! Full of holiday cheer! Nice work!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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swirt

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#3 posted 12-11-2017 02:59 PM

That looks great. Am I right that in the “off season” you can just lay them all flat and hang it on the wall?

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drewm873

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#4 posted 12-11-2017 03:10 PM



That looks great. Am I right that in the “off season” you can just lay them all flat and hang it on the wall?

- swirt

I didn’t try it but it should as long as i loosen the nuts holding the ‘stand’ together.

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PaulDoug

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#5 posted 12-11-2017 04:01 PM

I bet it has a nice smell to it also! Clever! I also bet you are getting lots of orders, so you have to save up more decorations…..

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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sergeantj

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#6 posted 12-11-2017 04:44 PM

great project especially since you gave the wife what she wanted. Where are you sourcing your staves? I have a project I want to start and am looking for a few.

-- "If you want it, I can build it" https://gigifts.net

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drewm873

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#7 posted 12-11-2017 04:48 PM



great project especially since you gave the wife what she wanted. Where are you sourcing your staves? I have a project I want to start and am looking for a few.

- sergeantj

I call around to beer and wine breweries to see if they’re selling their old barrels. It’s a hit or miss thing so if they have barrels I buy quite a few of them. -)

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AlmostRetired

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#8 posted 12-11-2017 06:49 PM

Great idea….I’ll have to try that locally. Either way you just made my Christmas….lol.

great project especially since you gave the wife what she wanted. Where are you sourcing your staves? I have a project I want to start and am looking for a few.

- sergeantj

I call around to beer and wine breweries to see if they re selling their old barrels. It s a hit or miss thing so if they have barrels I buy quite a few of them. -)

- drewm873


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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 12-11-2017 07:20 PM

Personally, I think it looks nice. It’s also different.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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ralbuck

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#10 posted 12-11-2017 09:06 PM

Super Neat!
AH, I am very pleased to see that my insanity is also shared by others.

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#11 posted 12-11-2017 10:36 PM

Love the whiskey barrel tree!

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

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#12 posted 12-12-2017 01:28 AM

Are you doing a burning man event with it for new years?

:^p

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#13 posted 12-12-2017 03:43 AM

Teamwork pays off!

-- Regards Robert

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drewm873

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#14 posted 12-12-2017 01:28 PM



Are you doing a burning man event with it for new years?

:^p

- Mainiac Matt

Ha! No way. lol

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