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Wine Barrel to Planter Transformation

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Project by DustProjects posted 01-02-2018 11:42 PM 515 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Lumberjocks,

This is our first ever project that we publish and we hope that you will like it. The idea came from John’s Family when he was asked to change an old wine barrel that they had into a planter for his mother. We decided to record and videotape our project and after a lot of discussions and some research this is what we ended up doing:

1) We Marked where the opening of the flowers should be.

2) We then Secured with screws the metal rings so they would not fall off when we would cut them.

After screwing the first screw without opening a small hole, we noticed that the head of the screw did not look nice bumping out and decided to make small openings for the screws to fit perfectly.

3) Then we cut the metal rings so we would have a clean opening for the flowers.

4) Next, we needed to make holes so the jigsaw could cut the wood plates.

5) Next came the cleaning of the inside of the barrel. We needed to clean it thoroughly because later we would need to apply a water sealant.

6) We then sanded all the wood surfaces. This became a real challenge for us due to the very small spacing between the metal rings. At the end, we started using whatever we could find to finish the job. It turned out that the best solution for these small spaces was the angle grinder with a metal polishing disk on! Be very careful though, this tool sands heavily into the wood and if you don’t use it lightly you will end up sanding a very large portion of the wood. Something else we noticed as we were using it, was that if we left it longer to one part of the wood the wood start to overheat and burn. So again, be very careful!

7) With the same metal polishing disk we sanded the metal rings till all the old corrosion was gone and then we used a plastic-metal sander to polish the metal and remove any rough spots. It took some time, but it was worth the effort.

8) Finally, it was Painting time! We used a beech tree glossy wood varnish to come up with the best effect. We painted 2 hands, but depending on the state of the wood of the barrel you might need to apply 3 hands or more. In any case, make sure you allow plenty of time between hands, so you can see how the wood is reacting in every hand.

For the metal rings, we used a mat finish metal varnish. This protects the metal rings from the elements and assures that your hard work cleaning and polishing the metal will remain unaffected for a long time.

8) We let the varnishes dry and then used a water sealant for the interior of the barrel. We applied a very thick coat as that way we would avoid any serious rotting problems in the future. Better safe than sorry!

9) Finally, we created a suitable stand for the barrel. We used parts from its previous stand which was a double triangle base. We also added wheels so we could move it around.

And that was it! The new Planter was ready! We hope you enjoyed this project and we look forward to hearing from you through your comments, remarks and thoughts. Please remember though, we are new at this so take it easy with us ;-)

Below you can find a link to our video published at Youtube.

https://youtu.be/sWxIZGQyYDk

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_oj1M7j8k_6gri0JM_ZPpA





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#1 posted 01-02-2018 11:46 PM

Very Nice Planter and FULL Details. Well Done!

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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#2 posted 01-02-2018 11:49 PM

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#3 posted 01-03-2018 12:17 AM

very nicely done,your planter is gorgeous and your pics and tutorial are beautiful, i wish all new members did this well.no stiff neck from looking at sideways pictures-lol.looking forward to seeing more from you.welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 01-03-2018 12:23 AM

Thank you for the welcoming and the very nice comment pottz. We are glad to be here and to have found Lumber Jocks. We look forward to learning a lot from all you guys.

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#5 posted 01-03-2018 06:09 PM



Thanks Rick! We appreciate it.

- DustProjects

Totally My Pleasure! Especially for a great Posting like You did.

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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#6 posted 01-03-2018 06:10 PM

SYSTEM ERROR Double Posting!


Thanks Rick! We appreciate it.

- DustProjects

Totally My Pleasure! Especially for a great Posting like You did.

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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#7 posted 01-03-2018 07:32 PM

This is such a nice piece. It’s a wonderful conversion from rustic barrel to beautiful planter. Nicely done!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#8 posted 01-04-2018 03:03 PM



This is such a nice piece. It s a wonderful conversion from rustic barrel to beautiful planter. Nicely done!

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

Thank you helluvawreck for your nice comment. We are very glad you liked it. We are preparing some new projects these days and we are going to be posting them soon. Take care.

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#9 posted 01-04-2018 08:40 PM

Good job!

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#10 posted 01-05-2018 08:33 AM



Good job!

- Bud3

Thanks Bud3 for your comment.

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