Kentucky Barrels
Kentucky Bourbon is America's only native spirit. By law Bourbon must be made in NEW white oak barrels. The many years spent aging in new barrels is why Kentucky Bourbon is the best whiskey in the world today. After the Bourbon is removed, the barrels are exported where they are REUSED to make Scotch, Irish Whisky, Rum, and Tequila. The best quality barrels come from Kentucky where they are made and used. Why settle for less when you can have the best. It is our pleasure to offer this valuable part of our Kentucky heritage to you.

Making Barrel Furniture Booklet#MBF Making Barrel Furniture  $18.00   
includes shipping
This helpful 24 page booklet has 9 different furniture projects you can make at home with our Kentucky whiskey barrels or wine barrels. It gives you a list of tools and supplies you will need to make beautiful barrel furniture. Loaded with lots of diagrams, and bonus color pictures. If you decide to buy our barrels and make furniture, let us know. If we like what you make, we will let you sell your barrel furniture through our web site.

WHITE OAK WHISKEY & WINE BARREL STAVES
stave benchOur barrel staves are made from top grade, tight grain, slow growth, quarter sawn, American white oak The oak selected for barrel staves must be straight and free of knots and seasoned by drying naturally in the open air from eighteen months to two years. The sun, wind, and rain will then help the wood mature. Staves are then trimmed into a double taper and set on their ends within an iron hoop where coopers alternate narrow and wide staves around the hoop to build strength and structure. Next, a strong stave is chosen to be drilled for the bung hole. At this stage there are approximately 33 staves per barrel. The staves are approximately 35 inches long, about 1 inch thick and various widths. (All staves are charred on the inside, except for the Wine Barrel staves listed below)
                  MAKE THIS BEAUTIFUL BENCH WITH JUST 12 STAVES
We retail this bench for $175.00, Wholesale ordering available.
close up of barrel staveWhite Oak Barrel Stave
Left Picture Is a Close Up Of The End Of a Whiskey Barrel Stave  ---  Barrel Staves Are Approximately One Inch Thick White Oak
Vintage Whiskey Barrel Staves
S571     10 Vintage Whiskey Barrel Staves      $48.00  
                                                                                                        plus shipping
S571B  30 Vintage Whiskey Barrel Staves      $118.00

These staves are a natural wood product that lends itself beautifully to landscape, tole, and decorative painting.
Customers make beautiful chairs, benches, and tables with these vintage staves. Barrel staves are slightly bowed.
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he staves are approximately 36 inches long, about 1 inch thick, and various widths. They will ship UPS Larger orders will ship freight. Most of the staves come from our Rustic Barrels and have a darker patina than the ones pictured here. The staves pictured here are from a Select Barrel
   
Whiskey barrel staves are charred on the inside
Kentucky Whiskey Barrel Staves
THE USED WHISKEY BARREL STAVES PICTURED ABOVE HAVE BEEN SANDED TO REVEAL THE BEAUTIFUL OAK, USED STAVES ARE SHIPPED UNSANDED AND WILL LOOK LIKE THE VINTAGE BARRELS
Vintage Wine Barrel Staves
WS572      10 Wine Barrel Staves        $45.00   plus shipping   (OUT OF STOCK ON WINE BARREL STAVES)
WS572B    30 Wine Barrel Staves       $110.00  plus shipping
These staves are a natural wood product that lends itself beautifully to landscape, tole, and decorative painting.
Customers make beautiful chairs, benches, and tables with these vintage staves. Barrel staves are slightly bowed.

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he staves are approximately 36 inches long, about 1 inch thick, and various widths. They will ship UPS Larger orders will ship freight.
 Wine barrel staves are not charred like the whiskey staves. They have a slight char only

Quarter-sawn white oakQuarter-sawing gets its name from the fact that the log is first quartered lengthwise, resulting in wedges with a right angle ending at approximately the center of the original log. Each quarter is then cut separately by tipping it up on its point and sawing boards successively along the axis. That results in boards with the annual rings mostly perpendicular to the faces. Quarter sawing yields boards with straight striped grain lines, greater stability than flatsawn wood, and a distinctive ray and fleck figure.

Quartersawn boards have two advantages. They are more resistant against warping with changes in moisture and shrinkage. The quartersawing method of cutting... renders quarter sawn oak structurally stronger, also finer in grain, and, as shown before, less liable to warp and check than when sawn in any other way.
The second advantage of quartersawn wood is the decorative pattern on the board. In quarter sawn wood the saw cuts across the growth rings, the visible grain is much straighter; it is this evenness of the grain that gives quarter sawn wood its greater stability.

In addition to the grain, quarter sawn oak will also often display a pattern of medullary rays, seen as subtle wavy ribbon-like patterns across the straight grain.  Medullary rays grow in a radial fashion in the living tree, so while flat-sawing would cut across the rays, quarter-sawing puts them on the face of the board. This ray pattern has made quarter sawn wood especially desirable for furniture and decorative panelling.

Quarter sawn oak was a key feature of the decorative style of the American Arts and Crafts movement.
To simplify ordering, we can email you a Google Checkout  payment request.Just let us know what you want and we'll email a payment request to you.  You fill it out, send it and the order is placed.

Just a few things that can be done with our whiskey barrel and wine barrel staves (click on pictures for larger view)
Stave Art pictured at left by Sally Nolan, see more of Sally's work at: www.SallyNolan.com

Stave Bench

We retail this bench for $175.00, Wholesale ordering available.

Contact us for a shipping quote: kybarrels@gmail.com



BARREL STAVE DESIGN TAKEN FROM AN OLD BOYS MAGAZINE

Figure 8
shows a comfortable looking, barrel-stave swing. Seven or eight barrel-staves are laced together with extra-stout linen cord, the size of clothes-line cord, or, better, with picture-cord wire, this being threaded through two holes in each end of each stave, as at E. A plank two inches thick, the length of a barrel-stave and the width of two staves, is used for the back, as at B. Holes an eighth of an inch larger than the rope to be used are bored through the plank, the rope drawn through across the lower edge, as at H. The two top staves are fastened to this plank with screws, as indicated.

For the front support, C,D, a stout hard-wood stick, at least one inch thick, two inches wide and three inches longer at each end than the stave, is used, with a hole for the suspending rope bored in each end. This is held in place by wiring it to the stave at each end, as at F. By making the suspending ropes B,G,C,D of the proper length, the staves curve naturally into a seat as shown. It is best to allow the ropes to go straight up to overhead beams or a porch ceiling, using the same hooks as are used for putting up a Glouchester hammock. This swing fits the body and swinging the feet out it works easily.
Stave Swing
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