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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 may let you sell your barrel furniture through our web site.
New & Vintage, Bourbon & Wine Barrel Heads
Our barrel heads are made from top grade, tight grain, quarter sawn, American white oak. To make the head of the barrel, five or six head staves are fitted together with wooden dowels.  They will have to be glued up or wooden strips nailed on the backs to hold together. The whiskey barrel heads are 21 inches in diameter and about one inch thick. All Kentucky Whiskey Barrels are charred on the inside, the char is easily removed. Wine barrel heads are tosted on the inside.
We offer vintage heads, used planed 
heads, and new heads.
 * Vintage heads pictured here have been sanded, the one you receive will not be, and will look like our Vintage/Rustic barrels *
If you want a new looking head, buy a NEW, or Planed head. Shipping is not included in the prices listed.
# BH-1 Vintage Head
Without Distillery Stamp
$28 ea.
# BH-3
New  Barrel Head 
$55 ea.
 Oak Barrel Head without Stamp
New Barrel Top
Vintage Head
with no distillery stamp
New Whiskey Barrel Head

The whiskey barrel head pictured has been sanded to reveal the white oak, vintage heads are sold unsanded and will look like our Vingage Whiskey Barrels
BL-R   Rope Handle Lid
rope handle barrel lid
* Vintage heads pictured here have been sanded, the one you receive will not be, and will look like our Vintage/Rustic barrels *
Checkerboard Topcheckerboard barrel head

Checkerboard Head

# CT-A
Vintage Whiskey Barrel Checkerboard Head

Vintage Checkerboard Head With Chekers $68.00

New Whiskey Barrel Checkerboard Head 

New Checkerboard Head With Checkers $78.00

Wooden CheckerWooden Checker
#CBC  Solid Wood Checkers       $12.00
plus $6.00 shipping to lower 48 states

24 Natural Wooden Checkers includes,
12 Light Wood and 12 Dark Wood Checkers.          
Checkers have a portective poly fiish

Diameter: 1 1/4" -  Thickness: 1/4"

New Wine Barrels Tops
NWBH   New Wine Barrel Heads     $90.00 ea.   plus shipping


Wine head  is 22 to 23 inches in diameter

These BEAUTIFUL NEW wine barrel heads are made from furniture quality Quarter Sawn American white oak. They are 22 to 23 inches in diameter, 1 inch thick and weigh 12 pounds. They will make great table tops, or signs.
Used Wine Barrel HeadsUsed White Oak
Wine Barrel Heads

Clear White Oak on Front. Rich Purple Wine Stain on Back

UWBH Vintage wine barrel head   $45.00 ea.

Made of 1 inch thick American white oak, these beautiful heads are not charred on the back like the vintage whiskey barrel heads. Wine aging in the barrels turns the back purple. These barrels come in 22 inch to 23 inch diameter, varies.
 They are ether tongue and grooved or dowel pegged together.  * They will have to be glued up or wooden strips nailed on the backs to hold together.  
These heads may have a winery stamp on them.

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.

Custom Laser Engraving
Just a few things you can do with our whiskey barrel and wine barrel heads

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