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Table top for Jack Daniels Barrel

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Project by rustednail posted 738 days ago 3611 views 5 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were asked to build a table/bar top for a Jack Daniels whiskey Barrel. The customer wanted something that had a complex curve, and looks a lot like a poker table top or a bean. We haven’t done many round projects prior to this so it took a lot of planning and drawing. We ended up doing drawings to find the best radii and drawing them on a square table top. We then rough cut the circles with a jig saw and cleaned them up with a circle cutting router jig. The customer wanted as natural a finish as possible so we used 2 coats of satin water based poly. The top was made with reclaimed 1” thick pine. Worst thing about the project was smelling the whiskey and not having any to drink.

-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga, www.therustednail.com





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BentheViking

1746 posts in 1168 days


#1 posted 737 days ago

I love barrels…love to figure out how to someday make one.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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ShaneA

5258 posts in 1203 days


#2 posted 737 days ago

Pretty cool.

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