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Whiskey Barrel Bar Sets

“Whiskey barrel bar sets are now available in our new Set Deals catagory. Save up to 30% OFF your next bourbon whiskey barrel furniture set. “

This month we started a new category in our online shop. The Current Set Deals is a new class that just focuses on commonly ordered sets with savings already applied. No need to hunt for coupon codes or emailing us inquiring about discounts. Now you can just click and order sets instantly with out having to browse through lots of items trying to build a set ” a la carte”.

3 Piece Pub Set

The first and ones of our most popular Whiskey Barrel Bar Sets we offer is a three pieces set which includes two stools and one table. We have sold many of these to tasting rooms, bistros, wineries, distilleries and breweries. It is a great little set that fits into small corners of bars, game rooms, and home wine cellars.

The barstools are 30″ tall and have a memory swivel that self reposition when not in use. They can rotate 180 degrees so getting in and out of close quarters is easy. The table is 42″ tall and you can choose which side of the barrel head you want facing up. There is the Outside Golden Brown, which will also feature some sort of distillery logo, writing, numbering or stamping. The other option is the Inside Charred black where the table top is completely black from the torching done by the distilleries. (all whiskey barrel’s insides are fully charred which gives the whiskey its color and great taste.

3 Piece Pub Set #2

The second set is pretty much the same except the barstools come with a backrest. Same seat height and same table height also.

4 Piece Lounge Set 

The thirds set is our lounge set. It is a four pieces set that is the most bang for your buck. It comes with two of our signature lounge chairs, one end table and one ottoman. When choosing the chairs you can pick their backrest style. We have two options, Open Top or Closed Top. You can pick both the same or one of each. The end table is 18″ tall and just like for the bar tables, you can choose the table top side as well. The ottoman is pretty simple, lines up in the front of the chair with the same style of design. A must have if you really want to kick back and relax while enjoying your favorite beverage.

These are just the first few that has been purchased over and over again. Therefore I will have more sets available in the very near future. Be sure to check back often or if you have a suggestions or have some questions please feel free to contact us.

Please give us a follow on Instagram and Facebook to see what items we are working on currently. Finally be sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive a coupon code instantly and get new product updates with further savings.

Thank You for stopping by and have great day.

-Balazs Moldovan

Whiskey Barrel Bar Sets

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San Diego Barrel Furniture

“San Diego Barrel Furniture by the Hungarian Workshop. If you ever visited a Stone Brewing Company location you most likely have sat in one of our chairs. “

We are currently running a big sale on most of our barrel furniture. Right now the sale is mainly focused on our Kentucky Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey barrel furniture. All our pieces are handcrafted and were designed for comfort and elegance. Our most popular and best seller is our Lounge Chairs which we have created over 800 of in the past six years. These chairs come in a couple different variations. You can choose to have them made from Wine or Whisky barrels, and also what style you want to back rest to be. Weather you want them to be rocking chairs and if you prefer and interior version with Italian leather upholstery.

When you are deciding between Wine or Whiskey (Bourbon) keep in mind wine is more of a lighter oak with red stains left behind from the wine itself. Bourbon whiskey barrels are much more darker with brown, black and dark green patinas. The inside is charred black. We offer much more information on Wine and Bourbon barrels so if you would like to do a little bit more reading on this subject please click the links and scroll to the bottom of the page. (Wine) (Bourbon)

There is the “Closed Top” and “Open Top” back rest option, both feel great and now you have choice to mix and match sets.

The other option is if you want your chair to be a rocking chair. Our signature Recurved Rockers are one of kind since we actually re-bend the wood to allow a proper rocking motion. Barrels them self don’t actually have a clean and steady curve so this concept creates the best rockers on the market.

“Relax and sip on your favorite wine, whiskey or beer in style.”

The last and final option you can choose is the Italian leather upholstery version. If you prefer to go the high end interior route, you can now have a beautifully tufted upholstered barrel chair handcrafted strictly for indoors. The seat and backrest have a thick and soft cushioning which makes these chair the finest quality all around. We offer six different colors:

  • Bourbon
  • Sangria
  • Merlot
  • Espresso
  • Stout
  • Scotch

The interior leather chairs are usually not on sale since a lot of work goes into making them. Since they are mostly made to order we won’t have a bunch sitting around waiting to go on sale. Estimated time of completion for them is about 4-6 weeks. The leather its self comes from Italy so please be patient.

Right now for our standard Bourbon Barrel Lounge Chairs we are offering 30%OFF. And most other Bourbon Barrel furniture are on sale for 20%OFF. This sale will be going all month long!

If you have any question or just need a little more info please don’t hesitate to contact us or email me directly –

Please be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive instant savings and to see what new projects we are coming out with.


-Balazs Moldovan

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Tennessee Whiskey Barrel Furniture

“We now have a couple Tennessee Whiskey Barrel Furniture avaiable for those true JD whiskey collectors. Limited supplies available. Act now!”

In the recent few months we have acquired some amazing JD barrels. They feature the company’s brand showing off the barrels true history. These are a must have for any whiskey collector who is a fan of the brand. The only thing is, these are very limited and may not always available. In the past 5 years we have only came across a couple dozen. Our suppliers receive barrels mostly from Kentucky so obtaining these Tennessee Whiskey ones is rare. Each product in the category list will say how many is available for purchase at that time.

Tennessee Whiskey Barrel Furniture
Tennessee Whiskey Barrel Furniture

In our Tennessee Whiskey collection we have three items and one set which is made up of three pieces. Since it is the most popular item we make, we have the lounge chairs of course, and the Recurved Rockers available in the Tennessee Whiskey option. We also came out with a new nightstand design which is also available in regular bourbon and wine barrel version too. The set we offer is a Pub Table and two Pub Stools with a memory swivel to go along with the table.

Tennessee Whiskey Barrel FurnitureThe Lounge Chair – Tennessee Whiskey Style

This is our standard very popular lounge chair design that is loved by many. Same model and measurements all around. The main difference is just the branded logos put on by the company. We try to use about five staves which feature some part of the brand. The two front legs and one arm will have distinguished marking. Since the complete logo often lands of a few small skinny staves, we try to use those as well which work great for some parts in the back.

The Recurved Rocker 

This piece will pretty much feature the same elements that the standard lounge chair will.  Five stave will show off the branding. The recurved bottom stave will allow for a sweet rocking motion while you relax with your favorite beverage.

Tennessee Whiskey Barrel Furniture The Nightstand –

Our new nightstand is very similar to our end tables. They are a little shorter (20″) to accommodate a standard bed height and feature a bottom shelve for any additional storage that maybe needed. These are available in Bourbon and Wine barrel as well. The Tennessee Whiskey versions will have a branded top with the full JD brand.

Tennessee Whiskey Barrel Furniture The Pub Set –

Last but not least is our Tennessee Whiskey Pub Set. The set is made up of one of our signature Pub Table and two Pub Stools to go along with it. The pub table will have a fully branded top and the stools will have couple of their leg staves branded as well. Making it a true Tennessee Whiskey barrel furniture set.

All these items are also available in regular bourbon and wine barrel versions. If you have any additional question of would like just a little more information on anything please don’t hesitate to contact us or email me directly.

Have a great day, Cheers! 

-Balazs Moldovan



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Whiskey Barrel Skateboards – Tennessee Whiskey Edition

“We have been selling our signature Whiskey Barrel Skateboards for over 5 years! Now, we are offering the limited edition Tennessee Whiskey Barrel Boards.”

The Hungarian Workshop is the originator of the whiskey barrel skateboard movement. Five years ago I plained some staves just the right way and attached them together to create a unique and one of  kind barrel skateboard. Since then our design has been in magazines and even received a full page add in the Wine Enthusiast. Now, with a few extra barrels left over, we are offering the Tennessee Whiskey barrel themed boards. Ideal for any side walk surfers who are looking for a rare and fun item to show off. Or the true whiskey collector looking for that special conversation piece to hang in their man cave.

This is a very limited offer since we don’t usually have these barrels in stock. They are hard to come by and come at a high price. Sometimes we get lucky enough to find a few in our truck loads.

All Whiskey Barrel Skateboards are about 30 inches long and 8-9 inches wide. The decks are one inches thick solid oak and is very heavy duty and durable. The trucks are more of a longboard style cruiser so don’t expect to hit the skateparks up and start grinding right away. If you can, more power to you! Send us a few action shots! I would be happy to post them on our social media sites.

Be sure to sign up for our newsletter this month. We will be offering a couple other Tennessee Whiskey themed furniture. Please note that these are rare and hard to come by barrels so our availability will be scarce.

You can also follow us on our social media site and see what new items we are working on currently!

As always, thank you for stoping by the Hungarian Workshop and have great day.

-Balazs Moldovan


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Wine Barrel Rocking Chairs

“Our Recurved Staves make for a solid and hefty rocking motion no other companies implement in their product.”

Wine Barrel Rocking Chairs

We at the Hungarian Workshop aim to to provide one of kind and the highest quality barrel furniture and home decor available. We have been in business for over six years now and our craftsmanship will speak for it’s self. From my first barrel chair I made, I knew this was the style of woodworking and design I wanted to continue in. Not to mention that obvious and clear sign I received was when I found a random Hungarian Oak Wine Barrel which had my name (Balazs) laser engraved into it. Apparently there is a Hungarian Cooperage who’s company name is same as mine! This is a unique and entertaining story I will leave for another time.

Wine Barrel Rocking Chairs

Wine Barrel Rocking ChairsAfter I made a few Wine Barrel Rocking Chairs I felt something was off. In a bad way. Even though I used some amazing Bear Boat Cabernet Sauvignon barrels which were short and round. They had the most curvature available but not what I would have liked. Most people don’t realize that wine barrels don’t have the proper curvature needed to make a rocking chair. Even the best ones have more of a kink in middle rather than a smooth bend. After this discovery, I know I had to do something which would make the Hungarian Workshop stand out from the rest. If you are a high end woodworker you probably can figure out the solution and method we use to create the Recurved Rocker Staves. If you are not, then it will have to stay as a trade secrete for now. Haha.

Wine Barrel Rocking ChairsOnce we got the bottom staves curved to where the chairs could roll back and forth the ideal amount, I knew we had a leg up on the competition. Soon after the newsletter went out, the products where flying off the shelve. Sort of speak. And even better, our Recurved Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Chairs are the only ones on the market. Whiskey barrels have almost no curvature so to be able to offer a proper whiskey barrel rocker we turned into the number one retailer for them.  Cheers!

Over 750 Barrel Chairs Made!

Wine Barrel Rocking ChairsOur Recurved Wine Barrel Rocking Chairs and recurved Bourbon Barrel Rocking Chairs are also available in an interior version where they feature handcrafted Full Grain Italian Leather Upholstery. We have six leather colors available.

Sometimes our furniture go on sale through our Online Newsletter. I highly recommend signing up. We send out a newsletter once a month and when you sign up you also receive a coupon code instantly just for being a supporter of our craft.

If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to contact us through our “Contact Me” page. You can also email me directly at

Don’t forget to follow us on our social media platform to see what new project we are working on currently.

As alway have a great day and Cheers!

-Balazs Moldovan

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Stone Brewing Barrel Chairs

“So far we have handcrafted over 750 of the barrel lounge chairs alone. Those we keep numbered and tagged.”

Stone Brewing Barrel ChairsThis year we will be getting into our 800th barrel lounge chairs. (Stone Brewing Barrel Chairs) We produce anywhere from 100-150 a year. Stone alone will have us make about 20-30 a year. They are an amazing company to work with and since they are opening so many locations world wide the request for more chairs and other furniture keep pouring in. Just last month they were figuring out the logistics on how to get 50 chairs over the Berlin, Germany. Even though it would be a $hit ton of work, we are ready to go for them at any given time.

The phrase Stone Brewing Barrel Chairs is a popular way people refer to our work and even though we are a separate company it I don’t mind it at all. They are one of San Diego’s largest craft breweries. I am happy to be working with Stone. Plus they make my favorite IPA’s.

The barrel lounge chairs line pretty much started over at their Escondido location. If you go browse around in their beer garden you might be able to find chair #2! I have chair #1 on my deck. Over the years the design definitely has been upgraded and new type of hardware and finishes has been implemented as well.

Stone Brewing Barrel Chairs – Hungarian Workshop inventory update:

Stone Brewing Barrel ChairsThis summer I am putting a hold on our Home Decor and Accessories items and a couple of our less frequently ordered furniture. What this means I will be phasing out the “Made To Order” concept. So for a while some items will show up as Out OF Stock. This will give us plenty of time to focus on building a huge inventory. Allowing us to start shipping out order within the week they are ordered. No more waiting 2-3 weeks or sometimes even 4-6 weeks to receive your furniture.

Once we have what i would call the appropriate amount of furniture in stock, we will start building our Home Decor and Accessories items too. Which will work out perfectly since end of summer is when we have to begin for the holiday restock. You can never be too early for the Christmas rush. I feel like for the past years we have been starting a couple weeks earlier and earlier. As your business grows so will your customer base.

Stone Brewing Barrel Chairs – NEW Distillery Brand Available In July

Stone Brewing Barrel ChairsI have been posting about this news a couple times before and because I usually get several emails a month people asking me, I will continue spreading the word. Starting in July the Hungarian Workshop will have quite a few Jack Daniel’s Barrel lounge chair sets available for purchase. We have been collecting them since they are a rare find and also found a couple secrete suppliers. Unfortunately these barrels are not cheap for us but bartering does help. Ha. Sign up for our online newsletter to be in the loop when they official become available.


-Balazs Moldovan



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Jack Daniel’s Barrel Chairs

“… for a limited time while supplies last. ACT NOW if you are a true Tennessee Whiskey fan!”

Next month we will have a few lounge chairs available for the true Jack Daniel’s fan. We received quite few barrels over the years which have America’s most iconic whiskey distillery name branded into them. We will start production later this month and if you are interested you can sign up for our online newsletter to keep track when they are out. If you absolutely don’t want to miss out on them, we can also take pre-orders.

Jack Daniel’s Barrel Chairs

The J.D. Tennessee Whiskey barrel lounge chairs are going to be exactly the same design and dimensions as our Kentucky Bourbon barrel lounge chairs. The main difference will be that the legs and some other staves throughout the chairs will have the J.D. letters branded in to the wood.

A Jack Daniel’s barrel will also have one barrel head branded as well. These we either use as end tables to go along with a set or we turn them into one of kind wall clocks. I wrote a whole entire blog post just on them. (Follow this link if you want to learn how those are made.)

You can sign up for our online newsletter at the top of the page. Just enter your email address and shortly after you will receive a Thank You notification with a useful coupon code also. If you have any question please feel free to contact us or email me directly at

SIDE NOTE: This summer season we will be going into a large production movement in order to phase out the “made to order” concept. Because of this you might find a few Home Decor Items OUT OF STOCK and unavailable for purchase. The idea is to be able to ship all products with the week they are ordered. 


-Balazs Moldovan


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Jack Daniel’s Barrel Clock

“…some amazing Jack Daniel’s branded barrels which we turn into beautiful works of art.”

Hi there! I guess you are looking for our one of kind barrel clocks that now feature a Jack Daniel’s branded logo. I must mention that if you are serious about purchasing one please ACT NOW. We have a very limited supply and we can not be sure when we will receive more. Our barrel supplier receive their stock from many random distilleries and Jack Daniel’s in not a common one.

Jack Daniel's Barrel ClockOur clocks are handcrafted from genuine American Oak barrels that were used to age delicious whiskeys. Most often they will be Kentucky Bourbon Barrels but sometimes we get lucky enough and find one of America’s most iconic brand Jack Daniel’s. These barrels will feature the company’s name branded into the barrel head (the top) and along the side.

The clocks we make may look simple but I can assure you they are crafted in a much more intricate way. We don’t simply cut off the ends of a barrel to create the body. Many people may not realize that as the barrel wood pieces dry, they will shrink, loosen up and the whole barrel may eventually fall apart. That is why when you see an old barrel the metal bands are usually loose or on the ground.

Our Handcrafted Wall Clocks – 

We actually use the left over cut off scraps from our popular furniture line to re-create the round barrel look. This method allows us to make a nice uniform shape. Not to mention, most barrels are actually somewhat oval from the years of aging and pressure they’ve gone through. By taking everything apart, we get access to cut the barrel head into a perfect circle as well.

The next and most important feature of our wall clocks are the hand cut roman numerals. That’s right, no painting or laser engraving here. The clock’s numbers are actually hand crafted from the barrels original steel bands. Quite a long and detailed process but completely worth it. The end result makes for a beautiful artisan piece while staying truly authentic.

The clock’s mechanism are easily interchangable if you would like another type of hands.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us or you can email me directly at



-Balazs Moldovan

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The difference between Bourbon and Whiskey

You’ve probably heard it before: all bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. If you’re a whiskey (and especially bourbon) drinker, you need to know what that means.

The difference between Bourbon and Whiskey

By definition, whiskey (or whisky, in Scotland) is a spirit distilled from fermented grain mash — grain varieties include wheat, rye, barley, and corn — and then aged in wooden barrels. Whiskey is made all over the world and there are many popular styles including Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey, and American whiskey. The most popular form of American whiskey is bourbon, which has its own specific definition.

“Bourbon needs to be produced in America and made from 51 percent corn, and whiskey does not,” says Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Greg Davis. Bourbon also needs to be stored in new charred-oak barrels, whereas whiskey barrels do need to be oak but not new or charred. “Lastly, to be called bourbon, the liquid needs to be distilled to no more than 160 proof and entered into the barrel at 125.” For other whiskies the liquid must be distilled to no more than 190 proof. David notes that this isn’t just common practice — “it’s actual bourbon law.”

Bourbon regulations are strict because in the 1800’s distillers spent a lot of time adulterating, diluting, and tampering with their whiskies. “Finally, they set some standards with the Bottle in Bond Act of 1897,” says Davis. Essentially, the act requires the spirit to be the product of one distillation season and one distiller at one distillery. “It must be bottled and stored in bonded warehouses under the U.S. government supervision for no less than 4 years. The act has made the U.S. the guarantor of the whiskey’s authenticity and therefore bourbon’s.”

Bourbon is an iconic American spirit, but it wasn’t always thought of so highly. In the early to mid-1900’s, bourbon was considered a “commodity” spirit. It was cheap, bitter, and very bad. “It’s truly remarkable to see what this industry has become,” says Davis. “What most folks don’t know is that while yes, Bill Samuels, Sr., created the recipe that changed the bourbon landscape forever, but it was his wife Marge Samuels who ideated the signature red wax seal, the label, and pretty much the entire look of Maker’s Mark Distillery.” This September, Marge is being inducted into the Bourbon Hall of Fame for her contribution to the bourbon arena.

What Makes a Bourbon: A Cheat Sheet

  • Must be made in the United States.
  • Must contain 51% corn.
  • Must be aged in new oak-charred barrels.
  • Must be distilled to no more than 160 proof and entered into the barrel at 125 proof.
  • Must be bottled at no less than 80 proof.
  • Must not contain any added flavoring, coloring or other additives.
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California Wine and Whiskey Barrel Furniture – Information

“Thank You for visiting the Hungarian Workshop! We have a huge variety of barrel furniture and decor. Visit the our Online Store to see all our handcrafted items and craft supplies available in the Recycle Bin. Don’t forget to sign up for our online newsletter to save big on your next purchase.”

California Wine and Whiskey Barrel Furniture-

When time comes to order Whiskey Barrel Furniture or Wine Barrel Furniture there are a few important things to know or learn. We get daily emails and calls about the same questions so I decided to write this blog to help shine light on some of these subjects. Lets get right to it now with the most common ones.

California Wine and Whiskey Barrel FurnitureBarrels – What & How

Wine and Whiskey barrels are made from quarter sawn White Oak. The white oak is highly durable and rot resistant. Ideal for this use. The wood is quester sawn which allows it to curve when steamed into shape. When you see a whole barrel upright, most people don’t realize there is no nails, screws or gluing involved make it. The only thing holding the barrel together is the metal bands. (hoops, rings) The pressure from the bands holds the wet wood together making it water and air tight. As soon as the wood starts to dry, it shrinks and gaps open up. The metal hoops slip off and the entire barrel falls apart. If you want to use them as decor be sure to water them down often to keep them solid. If you keep them indoor, the same will happen but at a much slower rate.

California Wine and Whiskey Barrel FurnitureWhiskey Barrel Furniture – Features & Facts

The inside of these barrels are charred black. The outside wood has darker patinas and the metal bands are mild steel which are dark. The distillery stamping and marking will vary. Most distilleries will only stamp one side of the barrel. And as far as specific whiskey brands go, it is very important to know that most large distilleries make many different whiskeys. For instance Buffalo Trace Distillery also makes Eagle Rare, Blanton’s, W.L. Weller, Van Winkle and etc. So if you are seeking these specific barrels, they won’t actually put these names on there. There will be the actually distillery stamp with dates and batch number and maybe the initials of the name of these smaller whiskeys. Another big request is the Jack Daniel’s barrels. They too don’t burn the logo into all their barrels. The ones you see branded on the side are rare and meant mainly for showrooms and other marketing campaigns.

“The Hungarian Workshop is partnered up with Stone Brewing Company over 5 years ago. Enjoy some great beer while relaxing in some reclaimed California Wine and Whiskey Barrel Furniture”

California Wine and Whiskey Barrel FurnitureWine Barrel Furniture – Features & Facts

The outside of the Wine Barrels are lighter in color and have the silver colored galvanized steel bands. The inside will be stained from the wine but as we all know wine comes in many different shades of red, purple and burgundy. Colors will vary for sure. And I need to mention that some of our barrels are also chardonnay barrels. No color at all. The wood will just be a bit darker. We usually keep these for smaller project. The third important fact about the color stain from the wine is that it won’t last. Because the wine is an organic stain, it will fade from the sun when kept outside.

Wine barrels also vary in size and shape. Cabernet Sauvignon will mostly come in short and round barrels. Others might be taller and skinner with less curvature. When you order multiple wine barrels pieces we always try to keep them uniform by using similar barrels.

Shipping California Wine and Whiskey Barrel Furniture and Home Decor – Cost & Time Frames

On our website there is a shipping calculator which will show you the cost before purchasing. If you order anything over 10 items you can contact me directly and I can check if we can get a price break in freight. Time frames for freight is 10-15 days in transit.  All home decor and accessories ship with FedEx Ground. Time frames for FedEx Home Delivery is 5-7 days in transit.

Our actually turn around time varies drastically all year around. If you need your order by a certain time we can accommodate but you will have to contact us. Most often orders will take about 2-3 weeks.

If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me directly at



-Balazs Moldovan