Barrel Stave Projects

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Project by greg48 posted 04-29-2020 08:19 PM 2688 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As happens every Spring, I and a couple of buddies put together a project for the local parochial school auction/dinner; this year we had two wine barrels donated to us, so we thought of building a wine tasting table and stools. All materials came from the barrels with the exception of some 3/4” CDX Ply for the table substrate and a 6” length of 4×4 oak that was tapered to give the attached stave legs a desired splay and solid attachment (with screws). The stool seats and table top came from the barrel ends and the rings were cut from the originals.

Having a lot of barrel material left over (and some extra time), we fashioned a few accessory items as well, they being:

(1) Two candle holders, one convex with a curved taper toward the middle, and one concave with a reverse camber base
(2) A lazy susan (the candle in the center covers a hole made for a picnic table umbrella),
(3) A wine glass caddy (sorry, I don’t drink wine, but the wine bottle version can be seen in the candle holder pics), and
(4) A two seat bench (the pic which I have since lost).

If I never see another compound curved piece of wood again, it will be to soon.

The project was delivered in time for the annual event on the second week of March which was promptly cancelled two days prior due to some rumored viral outbreak. I’m sure you all have heard about it. Hopefully the event will be rescheduled.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#1 posted 04-29-2020 08:44 PM

Now that’s an ingenious high top, nice work.

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#2 posted 04-29-2020 09:08 PM

Well done and creative!

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#3 posted 04-30-2020 04:59 AM

Nice. I really like the table and chairs. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 04-30-2020 05:15 AM

Those are really cool. They’d work great in a Man Cave.

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#5 posted 04-30-2020 05:16 AM

Nice repurposing projects!
Tables and chairs are cool. I like that you carried the repurposed staves to so many projects.
Great work!

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#6 posted 04-30-2020 03:36 PM

Very creative!

Those barrel parts seem perfect for those projects, I can;t believe I’ve never seen it done before.

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#7 posted 04-30-2020 09:54 PM

One of my buddies had a pic of the bench.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#8 posted 05-01-2020 11:47 PM

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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#9 posted 05-02-2020 03:06 PM

Very nice work. Very nice. I don’t work with barrels, and I don’t want to work with barrels. Then I see this project ….

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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