|Project by Rogue||posted 10-02-2012 07:26 AM||5543 views||4 times favorited||7 comments|
Here she is in all her glory! My Wine Barrel Cradenza! This beauty features the integration of wine barrel staves and heads into the construction of a cabinet. It was built for the storage and display of the wine glasses for Rolu Winery in Walla Walla, WA. The sides of the cabinets are panels made of the barrel staves inverted on the top and extraverted on the bottom. The sides of the top cab are purple from being stained as the wine soaked in over 2-6 years of its use. They even include the bung holes! Also apart of this piece are the labled barrel heads. These were used as rails on the tops and the bottoms of the doors. Look closely and you can see the winery’s lables in them. I also used the lable plaques from the heads and applied them to the bottom of the doors. The frame and the top were made from rustic hickery and really pears well with the white oak of the barrel. Wine barrels are made of the finest quarter sawn white oak there is. There isn’t the smallest knot or faintest check anywhere in the staves. The hickery was used to tie this piece in with the next project for the winery, an 8’ x 11’ solid hickery butcher block kitchen island. This thing was the funnest thing I’ve built in awhile.