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October 27, 2014

Wine Barrel Style with Stave Stools

Filed under: Blog Articles,Wine Decor — Nicole @ 8:30 am

Wine barrel furniture comes in two types, furniture made from reclaimed wood from wine barrels, and furniture designed like wine barrels in term of shapes and colors.  Decorating with a wine barrel theme is a timeless decor dating back into the ages.


Recycled Wine Barrels into Wine Tables & Stave Stools

Making furniture from wine barrels is a great way to recycle them, after they are no longer useful for storing wine for aging. Wine barrels come from cooperages, which are special firms with talented artisans who have skills making oak barrels. The oak used comes from dedicated forests in either the Midwest or France.

It takes up to 100 years for an oak tree to grow large enough for use in making wine barrels. Most of the wood used for making wine barrels is over two hundred years old. Only a small portion of the wood from the oak tree makes good wine barrels, because the wood must be free of knots and any imperfections, in order to make strong, watertight barrels.

The fine oak used for the barrels imparts a distinctive flavor to the wine. Because the wood is very high quality, it has a useful life of more than one hundred years, but this is much longer than the time it takes for the flavors to dispel. Once the barrels are no longer able to impart their wood flavor to the wine, the barrels go for recycling.

Wine Barrel Style

Wine Barrel Stools


Wine barrels stools look like wine barrels, with rounded legs held together by metal straps in a barrel shape and curved seats. Popular versions include ones where the wood is stained caramel, as you can see in kitchen island photo with four wine barrel stave stools with chocolate leather tops. Many styles and other stains are available. These beautiful and charming wine barrels stools create a warm, rustic feeling, and are the perfect match for a wine barrel table or kitchen island.

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