Manlier than the Manliest Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table Ever...Jack Daniels style!

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Project by wca1 posted 02-04-2013 02:29 PM 7230 views 27 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started with a genuine Jack Daniels whiskey barrel on this one. I used some antique heart pine for the top and legs, I even sawed one of the pegs in half and is featured in the top. In the begining of this project I visioned an old heart pine floor that you would find in a old time hardware store that has seen years of foot traffic and use. I tried to capture the look of that floor in the top of this coffee table. I think Mr. Daniels would be proud…Thanks and Enjoy!
Corey in SC visit my website :

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#1 posted 02-04-2013 02:33 PM

Good looking table. Got plenty of storage in it too.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#2 posted 02-04-2013 02:41 PM

Interesting way to re-purpose something. I like it. The next to last pic (bottom left) looks like the barrel is in a saw mill or something. How did you saw it in half? And what about the iron rings? Did you remove them first, then saw? Or cut them and re-attach. I’m curious.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#3 posted 02-04-2013 03:01 PM

I layed out my cut line on the barrel first. I then fastened the hoops to the barrel side that I wanted to keep. Then I cut the hoops shy of the cut line with a grinder. Last thing was to put it on my sawmill and “joint” the top flat. The sawmill also serves as a whiskey barrel jointer!

-- If you don't mess something up, you must not be doing anything!

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#4 posted 02-04-2013 03:34 PM

That is one great table, and very well done.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#5 posted 02-04-2013 03:56 PM

I wish I had one of those so that I could put it on my patio and ice-down several cases of beer. It would have been great yesterday for a Superbowl party. I don’t know if “Jack” would approve.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 05:45 PM

Wonderful, just wonderful. You can almost taste the character in that piece.
I have an oak plank with a bullet in it. This project makes me want to use it in a project.

All you need now is a fiber optic light coming out of the hole, to make it look like the barrel is leaking!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 02-04-2013 06:42 PM

Wow..Corey…! That really brought back memories. I made a lot of barrel furniture back in the late 1960’s when I was able to get oak barrels for $5 each.
I only kept one from and it reminded me of the one you made except I put doors in both ends.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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#8 posted 02-04-2013 07:13 PM

Fantastic project, thanks for sharing!

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#9 posted 02-04-2013 11:28 PM

great looking coffee table.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#10 posted 02-05-2013 12:22 AM

That is really cool. Great job and will last for ever!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 02-05-2013 12:53 AM

Now that is cool…love the top. Excellent work!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#12 posted 02-05-2013 02:45 AM

That my friend is very cool! – nice work!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#13 posted 02-05-2013 06:16 AM

Very Cool, how do you go about finding the barrel?

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#14 posted 02-05-2013 01:04 PM

Ok…. I flat out love this!!! Very VERY cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 02-05-2013 01:53 PM

good work….any more of them …would like to buy a few….


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