Wine Barrel Cradenza

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Project by Rogue posted 687 days ago 5096 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Rogue

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#1 posted 687 days ago

Really exceptional work on this. Very much looking forward to it’s counter part.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 686 days ago

I’ve seen the chairs made from staves but this is way cool. The winery will love it. Well done. It looks heavy.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 686 days ago

Really way cool! Beautiful cabinet, beautiful craftsmanship.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 686 days ago

Beautiful piece of furniture. I love the wood source and it’s placement in the winery is perfect.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 686 days ago

I wonder how long it would take to adequately stain seasoned woof using red wine? That color is beautiful

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#6 posted 686 days ago

Fantastic. Gotta love the unique pieces like this.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#7 posted 686 days ago

beautiful.the winery should be very happy.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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