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The NEW Whiskey Barrel Clocks

We have been making clocks from old whiskey barrel tops for over 2 years now. They are very popular and now close to becoming my company’s best seller. During Christmas we made over 100 of them in a 3 week span. If that doesn’t sound like much please realize during those 3 weeks we also made 30 barstools, 50 coasters gift sets and many other small items. It felt like the tools were running 24 7. Not much time for rest during the holidays for us. It is a good thing for sure but I do also like to spend time with my family during that time of year. Anyways, back to the new clock idea I have.

As you may know a barrel has two heads. (tops are called barrel heads). 30% of those barrel heads are usually bad. Just absolute crap. Warped to hell and completely unusable. These barrel tops are normally saved for tap handles and chess pieces. Those are projects where a hefty amount of mill work comes into play. However, just a couple of bad tops per month would easily be enough for those. Which means there is still about a couple 100 useless tops just soaking in the weather all year around.

In the past we did have a very sleek coffee table design that required these messed up tops as well. The table top was made up of cut up tops which were arranged in a subway tile like fashion. Pieces ranged from 2 inches to 4 inches in width and in random lengths. The look was awesome and I actually have one in my living room now. But, the production time for each piece was far too much to be worth while. Milling down a bunch of tops then carefully leveling them to be flat was just too tedious. Production time is very important. If a design takes too long to make, it usually gets the axe within a couple of months. We’ll probably try to keep it around for a while by raising the price but if sales slow down then it eventually lands in the “never mind folder”.

As the clocks are selling like hot cakes the busted barrel head pile kept growing too. There is far too much cool distillery markings on them just to chuck away. Staring at them I often revisit the old coffee table design idea and wonder if there is a faster and better way to make them to bring them back into production. Which of course would let us start using the shitty barrel tops again at a greater scale. As I also looked at one of our barrel head clocks I remembered quite a few people asking us over the holidays if they were available in an XL size. Unfortunately not many whiskey barrels come bigger than a 21 inch diameter top so the answer was always the same. As I kept thinking, I realized clocks are a great seller simply because everyone could use a clock and they are small and can be easily hung anywhere. They can be given as gifts or purchased on a whim.

A sale of a coffee table usually meant the customer wanted or needed that exact design. The market for those is much smaller. Then this thought entered my mind. How about we take the same table top design, shrink it a little to a 32 inch diameter, remove the legs and hang on the wall. Most people frequently purchase decor for their walls and this could be just another cool whiskey barrel wall art. But to make it a huge seller I need to do a more interesting to the layout of the wood. It needed to pop and show… “art”! So the basic subway tile concept needed to be changed. Playing with a design program I come up with a cool yet simple configuration which isn’t too busy for the eyes. It is uniform and clean which is always a good thing. Plus, a great design is one that can be easily replicated multiple times over and over again. Yes the plan was coming together perfectly. Even though I have not made one, it already looked good on paper.

The NEW Whiskey Barrel Clocks

Then another word come to me. Functionality. Most of our customers purchase handmade goods from the Hungarian Workshop because they serve a function. Chairs, rockers barstools and so on can be sat on. Coasters hold drinks and clocks tell time. Time…hmm. If we can turn this new idea so it has more of a function than just looking pretty, then we would be open to yet another market. Yes this needs to be that XL clock that so many people have inquired about. With that in mind now I went searching for the right size clock mechanisms. Boom. Easy as hell I found that the company that makes our current ones that fit the 21 inch clocks make a larger version. Only a few dollars more too. Next came the clock face numbers.

On our small whiskey barrel clocks we use a stencil to create the painted on roman numerals. For this big clock I didn’t want to do that. Most large wall clocks have a focus point that isn’t really the time they tell. It’s often the material which they are made from. To keep focus on the medium, the hours are usually just marked with lines or dots or in some instances nothing at all. With a quick glance out our shop’s window I saw the answer. Another widely discarded material was just staring back at me. The barrel’s metal bands. Six comes on each barrel and these also sit in a giant pile in the back of the shop. To keep the design authentic with barrels, cutting up the barrel bands for the hour markers was the ideal choice. There are plenty of other options available online but adding some big factory made numbers or decor is a big no in my book.

The NEW Whiskey Barrel Clocks

The lines marking the hours will be a nice fit without taking any visual focus from the whiskey barrel wood and their layout. Alright, with all this figured out we are on the home stretch. Now came the edge. We can’t just keep it bare. Seeing the cut sides and plywood underneath is a very cheap look. Not to mention unfinished. To cover them up I decided to go with our barrel end table’s top design. Where we use the metal band to go around the whole table top. Now, the 32″ diameter can’t be covered by just one band. We’ll split two of the bigger ones. This should be no problem and it will also add some structural support to keep the face from any warping.

It is now the end of January 2022 and we are just now finishing up the holiday back orders. This new clock idea should be starting up soon in the next couple weeks. A few prototypes will have to be made at first to work out all the kinks, but I think it will be in our online shop by spring time. I am very excited about this because it will open a whole new door to recycling even more of the barrels we purchase.

As always be sure to sign up for our online newsletter to be notified when new items are available and to receive coupon codes as well. Thank You for stopping by the Hungarian Workshop and have great day. Cheers!

-Balazs Moldovan

Small Whiskey Barrel Clocks
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Fine Quality Barrel Head Clocks For The Holidays

We buy our barrels by the hundreds and after we break them down our barrel head inventory stacks up pretty high. Our typical designs with them are usually tables like end tables, nightstands or pub tables. However, we needed to start going through them faster. Each barrel has two heads, so a standard shipment would leaves us with over 300 barrel heads. Our table designs are popular but not enough to use up several hundreds in just a few weeks. The Barrel Head Clocks were a huge hit instantly.

Barrel Head Clocks

“Plenty of Barrel Head Clocks in stock for the 2021 holiday”

We take great pride in focusing on the fine quality craftsmanship for our furniture line, and same for the Barrel Head Clocks. There is a great deal of prep work that goes into a single Barrel Head Clock. Plenty of sanding and char removal needs to be done while maintaining the wood true characteristics and patina. This process can be tricky but we found a way. Most barrel heads are not perfectly flat. This is also another hurdle to over come. With the right amount of milling and utilizing the right design we can get them much more flatter.

Last holiday season it was our biggest seller. We made a big batch of Barrel Head Clocks in November thinking it will hold up through December. We ended up selling out before thanksgiving! Needless to say it was a good problem for sure. The next several weeks we are just playing catch up to keep up with demand. The good news was, we were able to. Not one order shipped late. As all small business probably know, the holiday season is the time to work weekends and overtime.

For the 2021 Holiday season we want to be more prepared so the inventory build started this month. If you are a save shopper and don’t like to wait till the last minute check out our Barrel Head Clocks now.

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Cheers!

-Balazs Moldovan

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Whiskey Barrel Chairs On Sale

Save big in our Current Sales & Set deals section!

We have been creating wine and whiskey barrel furniture for a decade now and growing each year. At this time it we have just finished our 1139th barrel chair and aiming to hit 1200 by the end of the year. The Whiskey Barrel Chairs On Sale are our biggest and best seller. We have shipped them world wide. Each one is handcrafted with attention to detail and can be found and popular places like Stone Brewing Company in souther California.

Whiskey Barrel Chairs On Sale

The Whiskey Barrel Chairs On Sale come in two styles. They are not pretty much the same except the backrest differs. One is called the Narrow back rest and the other is the Wider backrest. When you see it is pretty self explanatory. The chairs also come in a rocking chair version. We proudly make the best rockers because we actually recurve the wood into proper curvatures. Which they allow for a smooth and ideal motion. It takes a lot of work but the end results speak for them self.

All items on sale can be found in our Current Sales & Set Deals part of our Online Store. Our main focus is the Whiskey Barrel Chairs On Sale which also come in a 2 pieces and a 4 piece option. The rockers are also available. Along with the chairs we also have some Pub Sets and a couple other whiskey barrel items. This time of the year the whiskey barrel items seem to be the most sought after.

We have an online newsletter which we send out when we have new items available for when certain pieces go on sale. When you sign up you will also receive a Coupon Code which will help you big on your first purchase. We also love to help out our first responders and military personnel. So be sure to click the bottom of the screen if you are one of these helpful and brave people.

Thank You for stopping by the Hungarian Workshop and have great day.

Whiskey Barrel Chairs On Sale!!!

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Whiskey Barrel Furniture SALE

In the month of August we are starting a big sale on select bourbon barrel furniture and set deals which can save you 20% or more. Our Whiskey Barrel Furniture SALE will last until the end of August 2021 but might continue till September.

Whiskey Barrel Furniture SALE

We have a large inventory of chairs, rockers, barstools and tables ready to ship. All large item set deals ship as freight and can be delivered in 7-10 business days. These include our whiskey barrel lounge chairs are rockers. Items like the pub stools and pub tables will ship as FedEx ground which in most cases is bit faster anyway.

Whiskey Barrel Furniture SALE happening now!!!

So far we have had a huge increase in sales and have been working overtime just to try to keep up. It’s around this time end of July through mid September is when sales slow down. Usually with the summer coming to an end and school starting, people tend to focus a little less on getting their homes set up with some nice classy bourbon whiskey decor. It has noting to do with the pandemic, it has been like that since we started this business. However, durning this time is when you can be a savvy shopper.

We have well over 300 whiskey barrels broken down and ready to go for the upcoming holiday. It seem like ignorer to keep up with demand we have to start earlier and earlier each year. This Whiskey Barrel Furniture SALE will help us move a few larger items and make room in our storage areas. Our best holiday item is the whiskey barrel wall clock and we actually have to start building an inventory now. If its going to be like last Christmas the sooner we get started the better, ha.

Thank You for stopping by the Hungarian Workshop.

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Free Shipping on all furniture

FREE SHIPPING

In the past couple months we have been working on a new freight and FedEx Ground deal to be able to offer “Free Shipping” just like most online retailers. To stay competitive and to keep up with times this had to be done. Fortunately it has proven to be a great way to go because we already have seen an increase in sales and site visits. Upon check out you won’t see any more surprise fees that might make you change your mind. As of this month all furniture and home accessories ship for free in. Free shipping is now part of the Hungarian Workshop brand!

At this time we are also running an End Of Summer 2021 Sale that includes a few set deals which also come with Free Shipping. You can now get the best deals when you purchase our chairs, rockers or barstools in groups. Just click into the Current Sales And Set Deals now!

Free Shipping does have a couple restrictions though. We only offer Free Shipping in the continental US. Hawaii and Alaska unfortunately had to be excluded because the price to freight any large pieces to these destination is usually 3-4 times more. We can also ship anywhere else in the world but that is usually calculated separately. Most international customer get in touch with us first to get a shipping quotes.

Don’t forget to sign up for our online newsletter which we also automatically send you a first time customer discount code of 16%. As a big Thank You we also have Coupon Codes for Military and First Responders as well. This is the only coupon that can be used with other coupon.

If you have any question or comments you can directly email me at balazs@hungarianworkshop.com

Thank You for stopping by the Hungarian Workshop!

Cheers!

-Balazs Moldovan

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ON SALE the Best Whiskey Barrel Chairs in Southern California

This has definitely been a crazy year! So we are aiming to finish strong by ramping up production on our signature whiskey barrel lounge chairs and rockers. This end of the year sale will save you 30% to 40%!

CLICK HERE TO SAVE BIG ON YOUR BRAND NEW SET OF BOURBON WHISKEY BARREL FURNITURE.

ON SALE the Best Whiskey Barrel Chairs in Southern California

We have been selling the Best Whiskey Barrel Chairs in Southern California for the past 8 years. We have started by partnering up with Stone Brewing Company and have worked with lots of other big named business which has helped the Hungarian Workshop grow bigger and bigger. All of our products are handmade made here in the great old USA by professional woodworking craftsman. High quality is what we strive for because our customer’s satisfaction is very important to us.

This year I have made my 1000th chair. I used a barrel which once actually held my all time favorite whiskey in it. (Woodford Reserve Distillery Double Oaked Bourbon Whiskey.) A dark smooth whiskey with thick notes of oak and sweetness. Others may describe it differently, but to me its like a delicious dessert. Any who, if any one at Woodford Reserve want to collaborate and trade some Lounge Chairs for whiskey I’m in. 😉

With this big sale I am hoping to round near our 1100th barrel before the year is up. As you can tell, a company which has been handcrafting these style of furniture for the past almost decade now is planning on going anywhere. We like to stay true to the craft and keep doing what we do best. We ship all over the US and are also able to do international freight shipping as well.

If you have any question or need a little bit of more information please feel free to contact us. We are able to answer within 24 hours.

-Balazs Moldovan

ON SALE the Best Whiskey Barrel Chairs

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The Best Wine Barrel Rocking Chairs

“Many of our customers have exclaimed that our rockers are The Best Wine Barrel Rocking Chairs on the market!”

The Best Wine Barrel Rocking Chairs

When it comes to any rocking chair the most important element is their range of motion. Without proper movement you have a chair that just tilts a bit each way. This was an on going issue I know had to fix and overcome. A very important key fact when it comes to wine barrels is that they don’t actually have a proper curvature for a smooth rocking chair. And whiskey barrels, forget about it. The staves are virtually flat.

The best wine barrels I found to work best before my innovation were engraved as Bear Boat. They seemed to use shorter and more round barrels for their wine which seem to work ok. But that’s it. The rest are just tall with a hefty curve in the middle. More like a kink in the wood. This would mean you could only be on either side. Not so much of a rocker at all.

Whiskey Barrel Rocking Chair

As the orders started coming in for rocking chairs and people asking about the whiskey version I had enough. With a few weeks of due diligence I created my own steamer system that recurved the barrel staves into the proper shape. It may be an extensive process that’s long and difficult but the results speak for them self. I can happily say that the Hungarian Workshop’s rockers are The Best Wine Barrel Rocking Chairs. The curvature of the bottom staves are perfectly re-shaped to allow for a smooth rocking motion. Next time you are in the market for The Best Wine Barrel Rocking Chairs please keep us in mind. Our Recurved Rockers are available in Wine and Whiskey barrel.

This spring we are having a 30%-40% off sale and we are nearing our 1000th barrel chair!

We offer military and first responder Coupon Codes and also have first time customer code as well when you sign up for our online newsletter.

Cheers!

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Modern Rustic Interior Design

“Our hadcrafted furniture line made from reclaimed oak has true characteristics and an authentic history. We have a twist on modern rustic interior design.

First Class Whiskey Barrel Lounge Chair

We make all our furniture from reclaimed Wine and Bourbon Whiskey barrels. Every barrel is made from quarter sawn white oak. When the wood is milled in such way, beautiful tiger stripe like grain patterns can show through. Once its clean sanded, buffed smooth then oiled the wood becomes absolutely gorgeous. The first time I notice the difference I thought all French, American & Hungarian oak needs to be milled this way.

The design aspect that categorizes our furniture in a more modern style would be the over all quality and features of our material. Also the lines and curves of the barrels staves give all our pieces a sleek newer look. Not all rustic items need to have rough edges and nails sticking out from them. Over the past 8 years the Hungarian Workshop has perfect our lounges chairs and have made close to a thousand of them. They are the number one seller and we have shipped all over the US and even few places around the world.

Modern Rustic Interior Design

One of my main goal was to keep our products notably in higher standards than other competitors. In addition, with the constant attention to detail and new innovations we turned into southern California most well known barrel artisans. We have partnered up with Stone Brewing company back in 2012 and have been doing steady business with them. They are opening new locations all the time which always need a Modern Rustic Interior Design.

Most importantly, if you work for a design agency and thinking about using our furniture for a client please email us for our designer discounts. balazs@hungarianworkshop.com

Thank You for stopping by and have great day.

Cheers!

-Balazs Moldovan

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San Diego Beer and Wine Barrels

“We upcycle hundreds of barrels every years to make our signature furniture. San Diego Beer and Wine Barrels are a great source for us in sunny California.”

In the Hungarian Workshop we get our barrels from where ever we can. However. here in beautiful sunny San Diego luckily we have plenty of wineries, breweries and even distilleries. In the past 8 years we have made a lot of excellent connection with some big and well known companies to keep us busy and stocked up. Our best and most frequent customer is Stone Brewing Company. They have been with us since the start and they ordered well over 200+ pieces.

Stone has locations all over San Diego, the east coast and even China. Many of these locations also carry our very popular furniture line. For them the most common order is our signature lounge chairs which we are now getting close to making our 1000th. This spring we are having a huge sale with saving of 40%. Please check out our Current Sales & Set Deals page and save big today!

Most wineries are a bit north in Temecula and their wine barrels are great. The deep red and burgundy colors left from the wine make all furniture pieces just amazing. Each pieces is sealed with Brazilian Rosewood oil that protects from all weather elements. Keep away harmful UV rays from the sun and seal the oak from moisture. With proper placement and care each piece of furniture can be enjoyed for years to come. I in fact still have barrel chair #1 on my patio holding up strong.

When you ready to make a purchase I highly recommend signing up for our online newsletter to receive your 16% OFF coupon instantly. You can also follow son Instagram and see what new itms we are working on.

-San Diego Beer and Wine Barrels

Cheers!

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San Diego Military Discounts

On the bottom of our home page you will find our sign up sheet for the Military and First Responders coupon code. Once you sign up you will receive a special Thank You code that will help you on your next purchase. A very important side note: with that coupon code you can also use it towards already discounted furniture! Here in southern California we have a big service residents and we like to be a part of San Diego Military Discounts.

Our most popular and best sellers are the end tables and lounge chairs. They go hand and hand so they work great as sets too. Whether you are a whiskey or a wine fan we have furniture available from both types of barrel. In our online catalog it is split up into several categories to help you navigate through our website with ease.

OUR ONLINE SHOP

First you will find our Current Sales & Set Deal where anything that is offered at a discount will show up. I highly recommend checking back once in a while to see what might be on sale that month. But the best way to do that would be just to sing up for our newsletter and we will notify with sales and coupon codes. And don’t worry, its only monthly. No annoying weekly emails about nothing.

Then we have the Whiskey and Wine barrel furniture where you can really see the main difference between the two. After that we put all of our barrel chair variations into one area. Since it’s our best seller we figured this will help with narrowing down anyones search. Then comes our Home Decor and Accessories page. Here you will find fun little barrel made items perfect for gifts and decor.

San Diego Military Discounts – sing up and save

When you really want to move into the fine furniture category we have our interior line which features Italian Leather upholstery. From there we have the Tennessee Whiskey barrel furniture. Same as the bourbon but a very famous company brands their own barrels which are shown on few staves. Because of this very noticeable difference and because technically Tennessee Whiskey isn’t bourbon, we had to separate. Next is our Whiskey Barrel Edison Lights. A fun way to brighten your room. All lights are dimmable! Last comes the Recycle Bin. We usually have full size barrel, staves, barrel heads, rings and cut off up for grabs. Anyone looking to do some projects will love browsing in there.

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-Balazs Moldovan