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Gifts For Bourbon Enthusiast

“Looking for some great Gifts For Bourbon Enthusiast? Check out the our selection of Home Decor and Accessories along with our popular barrel furniture line.”

Here at the Hungarian Workshop we have exactly what you have been looking for. Be sure to order your gifts today so you can have it in time for the holidays. We try to keep most items inn stock but we started running low by the first week. In this blog I will show off our items that are very popular Gifts For Bourbon Enthusiast.

The Bourbon Barrel Lounge Table –

This is one of our newest creations and has been very successful. This coffee table will create a perfect focal point in any living room, den, man cave or whiskey lounge. It is 20″ tall and 36″ in diameter. The top is made up from dozens of reclaimed bourbon barrel tops which will often have distillery marking and brand stamping. We have 3 left in stock and can ship in the next few days. Justin in time for the holidays.

The Bourbon Barrel End Table –

These end tables are our second most popular item. They go great with our lounge chairs as well as by themself in any area. We offer in four variation, two options is height 18″ and 24″. As well as two options for the table tops them self. You can choose from the Inside charred black or the Outside rustic oak. We currently have 10 left in our holiday inventory. But be sure to order soon as possible, we just sold two more this morning.

The Bourbon Barrel Lounge Chairs –

Our barrel lounge chairs are definitely our most popular items. Since 2012 we have made over 700! Lucky for you we have quite a few in stock as well. You can choose from two backrest styles: Open Back or Closed Back. We have shipped our Bourbon Barrel Lounge Chairs all over the world. If you really want to surprise that special Bourbon Enthusiast these chairs are the way to go.

Home Decor And Accessories & Recycle Bin 

For smaller items we have a great unique selection to choose from in our home decor and accessories section. From simple bottle openers to a skateboard and even a full size chess set all made from up cycled bourbon barrels. Keep in mind, at this time we might not have everything in stock so please double check if you are still trying to make the holiday deadline. In the Recycle Bin we have all sorts of barrel parts and full size barrels for sale. All the extra staves that are between 1/2″ to 2 1/2″ wide are up for grabs. We also have the cut offs which are nice and clean ready to use for whatever cool project you might have in mind. If you need the bands (metal hoops) that held the barrels together, we have those as well. Most of these items sell for about $1-$3 each and come in big bundles.

For questions and comments please contact us and be sure to sign up for our newsletter to save big on your next purchase.

-Balazs Moldovan

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Holiday Whiskey Gifts

Come check out our Online Store and see what Holiday Whiskey Gifts you can find. We have Home Decor and Accessories and also furniture. Must see!

Holiday Whiskey GiftsWell it is that time of the year again and as time flies it seem to get here quicker every year. And as always you do not want to wait till the last minute. Especially when it comes to hand made items. Even though we build a good size holiday inventory every fall, we still run out pretty fast by beginning of December. I am not trying to rush you but just as a friendly reminder to make sure no one is left disappointed. After all, no one wants rushed handcrafted work.

If you order before December 8th you are most likely good to go when purchasing Home Decor and Accessories. Excluding our Bourbon Barrel Chess Set. The chess set is very time consuming and a true labor of love. If ordered after we sell what we have in inventory, unfortunately it won’t arrive before christmas. If you have any time frame question please feel free to contact me.

Our bourbon barrel furniture line also has a good size inventory built. Anything that we ship as FedEx Ground will also be able to make the December 8th cut off. I wish I could guarantee time frames for our larger items as well. But since they ship as freight, the only way to get something on time is to pay extra for expedited freight with exact date delivery. If you don’t mid the cost we can accommodate for that.

Purchase handcrafted Holiday Whiskey Gifts for your favorite whiskey enthusiast!

Bourbon Barrel Side TableOur Holiday Whiskey Gifts include lots of options. One of the most popular is the Bourbon Barrel End Tables. They have four options which is always great and with a lower price point. These also can ship as FedEx Ground to make the holiday cut off and they also make up a large percent of our inventory. As far as Christmas gifts go, these are a great option I recommend.

Holiday Whiskey GiftsAnother very unique and popular item is our signature Bourbon Barrel Skateboard. It has been in few magazines and catalogs and we have shipped all over the world. It is fully functional or it can be a great addition in someones man cave or whiskey lounge.

Holiday Whiskey GiftsA third option I would recommend is pretty bold and it would make a huge impression on anyone. A full size 53 gallon Bourbon Whiskey Barrel. Luckily we can send these with FedEx as well. However be aware the shipping these is costly. They are big and weight about 100 lbs. FedEx unfortunately puts an oversize fee on them shooting the shipping price over what the barrel actually costs. But the good news is that we can ship these right away and it will land on your doorstep with in 3-5 business days.

if you have any other questions or just need a little more info on something please feel free to contact us. be sure to sign up for our newsletter and follow us on social media.

Happy Holidays from the Hungarian Workshop!

-Balazs Moldovan

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Bourbon Barrel Lounge Table

USE COUPON CODE – LOUNGETABLE to save $100 when purchasing our new design.

Our newest creation is now available! The Bourbon Barrel Lounge Table has a sleek modern design with a rustic charm. Click here to buy now.

After months of product development and mock up work, I finally had time to put the new design into production. It has been a very busy year so finding time to create something new was hard and time consuming. Finally in middle of October I just said, ok we need to pause for a week and add this new table to our Bourbon Barrel Furniture line.

We started with a few at first and I was instantly hooked. It felt great working on something brand new. I love what I do but making the same exact pieces can get a bit repetitive. Not to mention with all the barrels we break down, the barrel head (tops) over stock kept growing and growing. With over 500 sitting on pallets, this design helped start putting a dent into the massive collection. Each table top eats up about 10 which is a big help.

Real quick I want to mention we have our Recycle Bin section of the shop where we sell barrel heads, barrel bands (hoops), barrel cut off and barrel staves them self. We sell them cheap and can ship quick. It’s great material for all sorts of project and I simple don’t have the heart just to throw them all out. Please take a minute and check it out, share with friends and help us cut down the waste. Thank You!

The idea behind the table was to create something modern, sleek, simple and eye catching. When it comes to barrel designs I always mention that I like to take the barrels completely apart. The shape of a barrel is big and bulky and I find it unattractive. That is why you won’t any designs in my catalog where a barrel is fully in tacked.

The two current coffee tables come pretty close but since they have the barrels cut in half, one horizontally  and the other vertically, the shapes looks much better and enticing. With these two designs already out on the market and I wanted the third table to be completely different. No barrel shapes.

Since the legs are only four barrel staves, I wanted to make sure the top has a big impact in showing off what the material really is. With that in mind I used only the barrel heads to create a subway tile like pattern to achieve the look I wanted. With unique distillery markings and endless variation of wood colors and characteristics, every Bourbon Barrel lounge Table is virtually one of kind and a must have for a true bourbon lover.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to write to us. Be sure to sign up for our online newsletter to receive coupon codes, news and new product updates.

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


-Balazs Moldovan

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Kentucky Whiskey Barrels – Hungarian Workshop

“We have an over stock of Kentucky Whiskey Barrels. Full size 53 gallons solid American White Oak. We have Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses etc. Order some today while supplies last!”


Kentucky Whiskey BarrelsRight now we have a over 100 Kentucky Whiskey Barrels in our overstock pile. Once we have several hundred broken down drying, ready to be furniture, we like to keep some together and offer it to the public for decoration. Or whatever other kind of projects you might feel like trying with them. After all, the material is awesome! One inch thick quarter sawn American white oak.

We use all the barrels apart. The staves are curved and have beveled edges and come is all sizes. Ranging from half inch all the way to 6 inch. The out side of the wood will have discoloration from the sun and weather, staining from the wood tannins and alcohol. And of course some rusty red stains from the barrel bands. Therefore the cleaning process can be tricky. However, once it’s all been sanded and smoothened out just the right amount the woods patina will look beautiful showing off the Kentucky Whiskey Barrels true history.

The inside of the Kentucky Whiskey Barrels are fully charred and black. The charring is what helps give the whiskey its great taste and color. Cleaning this part will be filthy work. Wire brushing will be you best bet. You will never remove the burned blackened wood unless you grind into about a half an inch or so. But that is not recommend because then you thin out the wood and would take far too long. I did one time found a barrel that had no charring whats so ever. It was just clean oak. I ended up making a chair from it and it was residing at Stone Brewing Company’s Liberty Station location. I think it was chair number 160 or something close to that.

Our Kentucky Whiskey Barrels come from many different distilleries. Most are from the big and famous brand Jim Beam. Jim Beam distillery actually makes a lot of other bourbons. For example if you are looking for a Knob Creek barrel we have them as well, but it will just say Jim Beam with the small letters K and C on the bottom. Another sought after brand is Buffalo Trace. They have one of the most eye catching stamping which makes the furniture come out looking sharp.

Occasionally we get some Jack Daniel’s barrels which are by far the most popular. And for a good reason too. Sometimes their logo is fully burned into the top and side of the barrel which is the best display of the brand. However, anytime we get these Tennessee Whiskey Barrels, we keep them for our self. They become one of the best looking pieces that our clients love to show off in their whiskey rooms.

If you are interested in large quantity (8+ barrels) shipments of barrels please contact me first because we could get a price break for you.

If you have any other question please let me know.


-Balazs Moldovan


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Used Whiskey Barrel Projects

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If you are looking for some unique handcrafted items you came to the right place. Check out our Online Store and see more of our ideas of Used Whiskey Barrel Projects.

We have a full line of Wine and Whiskey barrel furniture along with a great variety of Home Decor items suited for any Wine Enthusiast or Whisky Advocate. We also have our signature Barrel Wall Paneling. Ideal to cover big or small areas in bars, restaurant, man caves or kitchens. Just about any spot you think could use a beautiful eye catching wall design.

The Furniture –

Used Whiskey Barrel Projects

If you ever been to any location of Stone Brewing Company you can see almost all our Used Whiskey Barrel Projects. They are one of our biggest clients and they carry our signature lounge chairs, pub stools, end tables, ottomans and coffee tables. Each piece is handmade with attention to detail. We clean and sand the barrel staves just the right amount to ensure smoother surfaces without removing too much of its original patina. Most table tops will even have old distillery stamps which show of the barrels true history.

The Home Decor – 

Used Whiskey Barrel ProjectsWhen you don’t have a lot of room to work with but still really want a Hungarian Workshop product, our Home Decor section is a must see. A nice selection from bottle openers to cutting boards and even our trademarked Whiskey Barrel Skateboards. It is fully functional or it can look cool simply hanging up on your wall. One of my absolute favorite is my Whiskey Barrel Chess Set. All hand cut pieces with a perfectly engraved board on top of a used Whiskey barrel top. I am very proud of this creation and it is pure labor of love.

“Be sure to browse our complete site to see all our Used Whiskey Barrel Projects!”

The Wall Panels –

This item was created mainly to salvage and use up all our left over staves that did not make the grade to be furniture. By not wanting to throw them away I created an easily installable wall paneling system. My main focus was to able to ship them anywhere and have the customers or their contractor install them with ease. Other places who offer something like this will most likely have to come out and install themselves. Not ours. If you ever hung up a mirror or a large picture, you can install these yourself. All you have to do is find the studs, drill in the wall cleats then hang up the panels.

If you have any further questions or would like a little more information please feel free to email at

Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter which will come out end of this month (September). I will have a big sale on our Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Furniture. You can also follow us on our social media sites to see what new products we are working.

Thank You for stopping by and have great day!

-Balazs Moldovan

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Bourbon Barrel Side Table

Bourbon Barrel Side Table

“We have a great selection of Bourbon Barrel Side Table-s. The most popular has a variation of 4 styles and the interior has 2. Click here and check out our Online Store!”

Bourbon Barrel Side TableOne of the best selling items is the our Bourbon Barrel Side Table. We have made hundreds of them and we pretty much receive orders for them every day. They are ideal to go with our Bourbon Barrel Lounge Chairs or just by themselves. Next to a bed or couch it won’t matter they will still look great and ad a little rustic bourbon spirit in your home. As we mentioned earlier we have them in a few different styles and don’t worry if you hare a Wine Enthusiast. We have the same styles in Wine Barrels as well.

The regular end tables are simple and smart. It is four staves for legs, a nicely recut round barrel head for the top and a barrel band around the edge. This was designed with simplicity in mind to be cost effective. We had way too many barrel heads and barrel hoops just piling up. After all, at one time had to break down over four hundred barrels. After we come out with this design the extra material started to go down.

Bourbon Barrel Side TableThe versions you can choose from are the following:

  • 18″ Tall Outside Barrel Top
  • 18″ Tall Inside Barrel Top
  • 24″ Tall Outside Barrel Top
  • 24″ Tall Inside Barrel Top

The 18″ version is ideal for our lounge chairs or side of lower beds. The 24″ works pretty much all around. The most popular choice for the top is the Outside Top. This will have distillery marking and nice rustic oak patinas. The distillery stamps may includes brand names, dates, warehouse numbers and specific batch numbers. It is the best option for anyone looking to show of an authentic barrel piece with its true history. The inside version means the same barrel top is just upside down. The top will be charred black because the insides of bourbon barrels are completely burned. This is what gives whiskey its great flavors and color. Which ever option you choose I am sure you will love it!

“A Bourbon Barrel Side Table can be a great gift for and Whiskey lover!”

Our second Bourbon Barrel Side Table option the the strictly interior ones. These come at 23″ in height. They have the same top option as our other tables. Inside or Outside. The big difference is the edging. Instead of a barrel band it is made up of sliced up barrel staves. Neatly arranged to create a one of kind uniform look. Because of the extensive work that goes into these Bourbon Barrel Side Table-s, they also have a higher price point. All the extra carpentry work may makes these a bit more but the finished product look much more sophisticated and high end. A perfect show piece for any office, home bar or restaurant.

If you have any further question of would like more info on any of our products please feel free to contact us. Also don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to receive new product updates and coupon codes that will save you big on your next purchase.


-Balazs Moldovan



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Whisky Advocate

“Another great milestone! Being featured in the Whisky Advocate feels amazing. A great whisky magazine which I have a subscription for now showed up at my house with us in it.”

Whisky AdvocateAround the beginning of July I received an email requesting some more information on our Bourbon Barrel Ez Chair. As usually I replied and answered all questions and thought not much of it. Since most sales start with a little inquiry if the buyer wants additional info. A few more days go by then the same person ask for a quick photo of the chair apart. Because the EZ Chairs slides apart and can be stored or transported in two slim sections. I pulled out my phone, shot a quick couple pictures and sent them right back. I thought it was a bit unusually to ask for this but it makes sense if you are interested in making a purchase. Often the buyer who inquires the most will likely place a large order. Therefore I don’t mind going the extra step for my potential customers.

Whisky AdvocateThe next email they asked if I had any high quality pictures of the pieces. Because the Whisky Advocate is having a tailgating gear must have list, and our chair is going to be on it. As soon as I read that I sent over my pictures I took for our website. I sent over a bunch just in case. Every angle and view position just to be safe. At this point I was very thankful that I took the time and learned how to shoot photos and edit pictures. Having quick access to my furniture photos sure came in handy this day.

“The EZ Chair is just one of many of our creations, browse through our Online Store to find the right piece for you.”

Whisky AdvocateNow came the waiting game. I was very excited and could hardly wait to see a Hungarian Workshop chair in the Whisky Advocate. Even though it seemed like a sure thing I didn’t want to tell everyone just yet. I figured it would be more impressive if I just showed everyone the actually magazine when it comes out.  Cheers!

Whisky AdvocateIf you are a big whisky, bourbon or scotch enthusiast I highly recommend signing up for the Whisky Advocate. Lots of cool stories and interested articles. Plenty of all around whisky talk and you can learn a lot too. Or pick up a copy at your local Barns and Noble.

Thank You for stopping by the Hungarian Workshop and be sure to sign up for our Online Newsletter. It comes at monthly and right now (9/8) there is still time for the September’s letter. I am going to wait towards the last week of this month to send it out. There have been lots of people signing up, mostly from the Whisky Advocate feature and I want to have the most amount of people singed up before hand. Be sure to follow us on social media like Instagram and Facebook to see what new items we are working on today.

Have a great day!

-Balazs Moldovan


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Whiskey Barrel Scraps – Buy now and save big!

Recently we finished up a big batch of summer orders. We made made lots of Lounge Chairs and plenty of Pub Stools and Pub Tables. Due to all this work we have over 400 lbs of Whiskey Barrel Scraps that I don’t want to go to waste. We do have a few projects where we can use them however the quantity is far too much. The regular price for a small box which contains about 20 pieces is $25. Because of this overwhelming amount I am slashing the price. In September’s newsletter I will have a coupon code created so you can purchase with the discount. If you are interested right away please don’t hesitate to send me an email. 

Create unique handcrafted gifts from Whiskey Barrel Scraps! Check out Pinterest for other great ideas!

Whiskey Barrel ScrapsThe Whiskey Barrel Scraps are ideal for many projects. If you are a creative person you will probably find some fun ways to utilize this material. I’ve seen wood turners make pens others coasters, cheese boards, bookends just to name a few. The most unique way to use them is to make a wall or table top covered by them in a mosaic fashion. All of our Whiskey Barrel Scraps will be fully clean and sanded pretty much ready to use as is.

Whiskey barrels are made from American White Oak. The insides are charred which gives the whiskey its great flavors and color. One side will be completely black. The outside will have some aging to the wood and really neat color patterns. Shades of light and dark browns with greens and some rusty reds left behind from the old barrel rings.

Whiskey Barrel ScrapsFinally if all else fails they are absolutely amazing for grilling and smoking meat. If you never had a nice steak grilled over an open fire with real Whiskey Barrel Scraps burning under neath, you are missing out. The intense smokey flavors with of hints of whiskey will make your dinner the best you ever had. The oak burns hot and slow therefore cooking with it is ideal. I highly recommend it.

If you have any questions or need more information please don’t hesitate contact us.


-Balazs Moldovan

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Bourbon Barrel Pub Table

“If you are looking for some unique handcrafted Bourbon Barrel Pub Table, we have a few option available . Choose from small and cozy to large & family style.”

At the Hungarian Workshop we have a very classy and unique style of Bourbon Barrel Pub Table available. It comes in small which is ideal for two to three people to sit or stand around at and enjoying their drinks. The large ones can accommodate three to four with drinks and dinner. When choosing a Pub Table don’t forget to check out our Pub Stools and Pub Chairs to go along with them. All available in our Interior Italian Leather options as well.

Small and Cozy – 

Bourbon Barrel Pub TableThe smaller Bourbon Barrel Pub Table is made from the barrel tops and bottoms. We offer the option for you to choose from the outside or the inside to be facing up. The outside will be the lighter brown and tan with distillery stamp. It may also have other cooper’s or distillery markings like dates, warehouse and lot numbers and also batch specification. The inside version has the charred wood facing up and it’s completely black. The diameter of the table top is just about 21″. The overall height is 42″, the standard bar height. A barrel band wraps around the top to keep it tight and secure. There is also one on the bottom to keep the legs firm and it acts like footrest as well. This version is ideal pubs and wine tasting rooms.

Large and family style – 

Bourbon Barrel Pub TableOur large Bourbon Barrel Pub Table is very similar to the smaller version. It also comes with two options. You can choose from 30″ diameter or 36″. The top is made from solid white oak wood that is charred black to match the barrel wood. The edges are also barrel staves. This version is more ideal for homes and bars looking to serve not just drinks but food as well. The 30″ can seat three easily and the 36″ can seat four.

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

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Whiskey Barrel Tops for Sale

“We have over 500 Whiskey Barrel Tops for Sale! Many distilleries like Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Heaven Hill, etc. Buy a couple and create something unique!”

After we broke down over 500 barrels, we ended up with about a thousand barrel heads. (tops) For the past year I have been selling them off since there is no way to use so many all by our self. Especially since we pick up more barrels every season or so. The Whiskey Barrel Tops for Sale are 21″ x 21″ and 1″ thick.

There are many ideal uses for them if you have the right tools. If you find your favorite brand, simply using them as wall decor can look neat in any room or bar. Keep in mind if you want to purchase an exact brand, unfortunately you will have to try somewhere else. With this inventory size we can not go searching through all the tops just for one specific kind. You can always put in a request when you purchase and we will try our best to accommodate.

Whiskey Barrel Tops for Sale

Whiskey Barrel Tops for Sale –

First off, it is very important for me to explain what a whiskey barrel top is. Almost 50% of my first time customers think barrel tops are solid round piece of wood that has the ring attached to as well. Unfortunately for most of you DIY -ers, this isn’t the case.

A barrel top is made up of a few ( 6-10) smaller pieces that are held together by dowels or routed grooves. The edges are bevelled and sit in the stave’s end notches. Then the ring is on the outside putting pressure on the whole thing. To remove a barrel head you have to take the barrel completely apart.

All barrels are only held together by pressure from the rings and the moisture of the wood. Once the barrel starts to dry out, the rings slip off and everything falls apart. This goes for the barrel tops also. If they don’t have the dowels or the support, they can easily come apart too.

Whiskey Barrel Tops for SaleEvery piece of barrel furniture we make using the barrel heads, we go through extensive amount of work to ensure that they stay solid. In conclusion, working with reclaimed material may be trickier than one might think.

Barrel Top Variations We Offer –

  • Raw – Meaning straight from the barrel. Nothing has been done to it. It’s filthy. Charred, dirty and rough.
  • Sanded –  Fully cleaned and sanded smooth. Ready to use!
  • Without Stamping – No markings. Clean and plain.
  • With Stamping – Visible distillery brand names, dates and lot numbers. (Note: Most stamps are not perfect. Some parts may be smudged and missing.)

Whiskey Barrel Tops for SaleIf you are looking to buy a large quantity contact us directly. Shipping calculator is not set up properly for purchasing 100+. Therefore when shipping such large amounts we can send as freight and save you a large chunk of cash.

Thank You for stopping by the Hungarian Workshop and don’t forget to sign up for our online newsletter to receive coupon codes and new product updates. Cheers!

-Balazs Moldovan

Whiskey Barrel Tops for Sale