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California Wine and Whiskey Barrel Furniture – Information

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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.

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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@hungarianworkshop.com

Cheers!

 

-Balazs Moldovan

 

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