Whiskey Barrel mini-bar

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Project by Chauffeur posted 10-13-2018 11:45 AM 1630 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple months ago, we took a tour of a well known distillery and I saw something in the souvenir shop that caught my eye. All passionate woodworkers know exactly what that means and what happens next.

I purchased the raw materials from the store and …

Dealing with the char on the inside of the barrel was a new challenge. What a freaking mess. But it turned out great and really adds some character to the project.

I might add some LED lights under the bottles to lighten things up a bit.

btw – I’m not much of a whiskey fan, but would highly recommend the distillery tour if you get a chance.

-- Dave, Texas

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#1 posted 10-13-2018 01:56 PM

Way kewl, I love it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 10-13-2018 03:35 PM

came out real nice would be the perfect gift for a whiskey drinker.great job.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 10-13-2018 04:31 PM

Super neat.

JD in MODERATION ONLY is a god of medicine for light colds as you can get!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 10-13-2018 04:55 PM

Nice job. I wouldn’t drink Jack Juice on a bet, but makes a great gift for someone with a different palate. Conversation piece to all.

I’ve yet to be on a tour along the Bourbon trail that wasn’t a lot of fun. So may liquors, so little time….. If you’ve only been in Tenn, ya gotta do Ky. That’s where they make the really good stuff. :-)

Thanks for posting

-- Think safe, be safe

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#5 posted 10-13-2018 08:10 PM

Very impressive, great job !!!

-- MEL, Kansas

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#6 posted 10-13-2018 09:51 PM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Dave!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#7 posted 10-14-2018 12:40 AM

Dave , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 10-14-2018 12:15 PM

great job,mate
realy like it,beautiful finish
thanks for posting

-- bambi

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#9 posted 10-14-2018 12:56 PM

yes add the LEDs that will mike it much nicer to stare at ……. LOL……….. I’m on cornbread and iced tea now …… GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#10 posted 10-14-2018 08:00 PM

That is thinking outside the barrel … I meant box!
Good looking mini bar and very well done.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#11 posted 10-22-2018 03:11 PM

Nicely done!

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