Bourbon Barrel Liquor Cabinet

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Project by TGal03 posted 08-26-2016 03:02 PM 3428 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in November I acquired an A. Smith Bowman bourbon barrel and I converted it into a liquor cabinet to hold my bourbon. I mounted Blanton’s toppers on both top and bottom shelves b/c I installed a lazy Susan that allows the shelves to rotate together.

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#1 posted 08-26-2016 03:15 PM

Love it! But then kind of like Bourbon too! Never heard of A. Smith Bowman bourbon before, how long to empty the Barrel?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 08-26-2016 03:27 PM

Very cool!
I thought for sure you would make a hinged door out of the cut out piece…....although I do like the open concept as well. I’ve already successfully split my barrel in half (the long way cutting through the straps) to make two coffee tables. I hope my project turns out as nice as yours.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 08-26-2016 03:28 PM

Awesome cabinet! I like those various barrel projects. They can fit in any space and style, form rustic to modern.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 08-26-2016 03:33 PM

Really cool. I would love to have a Man Cave for something that.

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#5 posted 08-26-2016 03:46 PM

Nice. I’ve been on this barrel project kick lately too. And I love the blantons!

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#6 posted 08-26-2016 03:58 PM

@Andre – A. Smith Bowman is out of Fredericksburg, VA. They are pretty decent – try them if you have chance. As far as emptying out the barrel, not real sure since I received it empty. :-)

@ohwoodeye – Originally I was going to put the doors, but I quickie realized that I’d be constantly opening/closing it. I did keep them – someday I might want to put them on…but not yet. That’s cool you are making 2 coffee tables! I, too, am doing that very same project – I just acquired 3 empty barrels this past weekend (see pic). Good luck with your project, I’m sure it’s going to turn out fabulous.

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#8 posted 08-26-2016 06:00 PM

This is very creative and it makes a real nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 08-26-2016 09:13 PM

looks like a nice collection. I probably have as much, but it doesn’t look nearly as fancy.. ;) Working on a bottle of Eagle Rare right now..

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#10 posted 08-26-2016 11:44 PM

Now THAT is a project with style! Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#11 posted 08-26-2016 11:52 PM

That’s a great idea for a bourbon bar—I love it! If I had a place to put it, I’d love to have one of these!

By the way, looks like you’ve got a nice collection of bourbon—next time I’m over, I’ll start with a little of the Blanton’s, and finish with a little of the Booker’s!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 08-27-2016 01:21 AM

Nice job!

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#13 posted 08-27-2016 02:14 AM

Way cool. I really like the idea.

Be a good reason to get the buddies together to buy a whole barrel of something.

-- Clin

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