Repurposing old wood like wooden barrels

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Forum topic by Pete posted 07-01-2014 12:20 AM 1309 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-01-2014 12:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: repurposed wood wooden barrel

Old wood can get a new life like its new wood. Some old wooden barrels make great wash basins and are easy to plumb in. Add a basin and you can even put a door on the front to keep things inside.

I found this old wooden barrel photo

I think Id like to make that one of my first wood projects.

Where can I get an old wood barrel from like that these days to get started?

Have you ever repurposed an old wood barrel like this before?

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#1 posted 07-01-2014 06:00 PM

I’ve looked all over the place for old white oak whiskey or wine barrels and they are either hard to find or very expensive, more often than not, both.

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#2 posted 07-01-2014 07:03 PM

I just did a wine room. The walls and ceilings were clad in re purposed wine barrel staves. It came out great!! it is in my pictures to organize and post pile…. so it might make it to the web in about 8 months :)

Wine barrels go on to other productions (whiskey, port, etc) and the rest are spoken for in the secondary market. Real ones can be hard to find without proper connections.

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#3 posted 07-01-2014 07:06 PM

Check the craigslist in the area of the Jim Beam or Jack Daniels stills. I lucked up and was given 3 Jim Beam and 1 Ole Grandad whiskey barrels.

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#4 posted 07-01-2014 08:44 PM

Lawn & Garden centers sell “Half barrels” as planters

As for me, I tend more towards Barn Wood

The fir parts came from old Double Dutch 4” barnsiding, legs were an old 2×4….turned on an old lathe.

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