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Taking Care Of Your New Barrel Furniture

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Whether you purchased from the Hungarian Workshop or from somewhere else here are some helpful insights for Taking Care Of Your New Barrel Furniture. Maintenance is a part of everyday life for most things and same goes for your furniture investments. Luckily, wine and whiskey barrels are made from French and American white oak which is very durable and robust. There is definitely a reason why wineries and distilleries use this material to store and age their products. White oak has a very high rot resistance and can last a life time. With a little bit of maintenance and conditioning your barrel furniture could become a family heirloom for decades to come.

First, it is important to know what kind of finish was applied to the wood. We use an outdoor sealer which penetrates the wood and protects from the indie out. This means, seasonal re-oiling is ideal to keep the oak looking new and hydrated. This form of protection is easier to work with because you can apply it when ever with ease. No sanding or stripping off old applications. Most people would agree that easier frequent maintenance is much better than a hard big refinish job.

“Taking Care Of Your New Barrel Furniture “

However, if you use a really good varnish, maybe marine grade than your furniture can stay looking great for years. yes a thick coat of varnish can be great too. The down fall off varnish is sometimes they can start to chip or peel. Also, they can easily be scratched. When is comes to shipping this can be a big problem… No matter how well you pack, some delivery companies will always find a way to nick or scuff up a corner or two. This is a big reason why we use an oil finish. Even with a big damage, you can always just sand the wood smooth and re-oil and then it is as good as new.

For more info you can check out our FAQ section and email us directly with any other inquiries.

-Balazs Moldovan

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New Southern California Recycled Luxury Home Furnishings

If you are looking for some unique and one of a kind designs we just might have what you or your clients need. We specialize in handcrafting chairs, bar stools, tables and other home goods from reclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey and Napa Valley Wine barrels. Most designs are available from both barrel types. If you are in need of some luxury leather upholstered deigns we got those too. Custom work is also an option but we can only do that when we don’t have too many orders.

One of our best sellers is the whiskey barrel barstools. These come with a 180 degree memory swivel which self reposition when not in use. The great attribute if you like your bar seen nice and uniform. These can have a backrest if you prefer and can also have the seat with leather upholstery. This design is available from both whiskey and wine barrels. The second best seller is the whiskey barrel saddle bar stools. These are a simple and very functional pieces loved by people who need to stow the stools under the counter with easy when not in use. The narrower depth and wide seating allowing for great function and comfort. These are available only in whiskey barrels but have the option to be in five different heights.

“New Southern California Recycled Luxury Home Furnishings”

We originally started out in souther California but moved our operation up to Las Vegas. The climate here is much better for drying the barrels. The high heat and almost no humidity lets us work with the new material with in a few weeks instead of months. Since we moved we now offer free shipping just like most big online companies. This way we don’t lose out on clients who preferred local pick ups.

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-Balazs Moldovan

New Southern California Recycled Luxury Home Furnishings

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Amazing Recycled Bourbon Barrel Ideas For Your Home

Amazing Recycled Bourbon Barrel Ideas For Your Home

We at the Hungarian Workshop have been up-cycling Wine and Whiskey barrels for over a decade now. We have a wide variety of furniture and small gifts that will add a rustic yet modern charm to your home. All our design are created to be sleek and attractive. No clunky oversized items that are too “rustic”. We specialize in taking barrels completely apart and creating something totally new. Each stave is hand picked and cleaned just enough to keep the oak patina which shows off the material true Kentucky history. Check out our online store here to see all our designs and handcrafted creations.

Our best and most popular items is our lounge chairs and bar stools. The chairs are the standard Adirondack design which is extremely comfortable for lounging in your backyard or patio. We also offer this design in a rocking chair form which we have perfected. We recurve the bottom staves for proper rocking chair motion which no other company offers yet. The bar stool come with a 180 degree memory swivel which self reposition what not in use keeping them nice and uniform. We offer this design in one version without a backrest and one with. These also come with an option to have leather upholstery if you are looking for maximum elegance and comfort.

“Amazing Recycled Bourbon Barrel Ideas For Your Home”

Amazing Recycled Bourbon Barrel Ideas For Your Home

Another great bar stool is our saddle seat stools. These come in 5 different heights and are nice and narrow. Very ideal for smaller kitchens and areas where you want to stow away the seating easily. These have a great price point as well because we can use 100% barrel material with no additional hardware.

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San Diego’s best Wine and Whiskey Barrel Furniture

San Diego’s best Wine and Whiskey Barrel Furniture

We have been friends with many breweries and winery is souther California allowing us for a huge supply of Wine and Whiskey barrels. Our designs can be seen lots of local places. One of our biggest partner is Stone Brewing Company. We have our signature lounge chairs and many more at their local tasting rooms and restaurants. It has been over 10 years since I made them my first batch and barrel chairs. There might be a chance that you can sit in the first chairs I ever made.

We first started working in a small shared work space close to old town. Back then orders weren’t as many so it was doable. Plus the cost of operations wan minimal which help a ton. We all know running a business is souther California is very costly so starting out like this was great. After the chair design we moved up to making bar stools and tables. These were also very successful because now if you didn’t have a large space out back you could still own some beautifully handcrafted barrel furniture inside your home.

“San Diego’s best Wine and Whiskey Barrel Furniture”

Soon after we got our website up we started shipping all over the country. We even got a few magazine and news paper spots which also boosted local sales. We have since also shipped internationally. There are chairs and other items in Germany and Dubai just to name a couple places. Since the 2012 we have been working on new designs every year to keep customers coming back. This business is kind of tricky because you wont need to keep buying our furniture. Meaning our craftsmanship is top quality and the reclaimed oak is very robust. The life line of a chair with minimal upkeep can be decades. Hell, I still have my very first chair! Still solid but a bit gray and weathered.

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One of a kind Whiskey Barrel Interior Designs

One of a kind Whiskey Barrel Interior Designs

We have lots of interesting and One of a kind Whiskey Barrel Interior Designs here at the Hungarian Workshop. We have been handcrafting furniture from Wine and Whiskey barrels for over a decade. Each piece is created by hand selecting barrels staves and cleaned up just enough to make smooth and vibrant. By only sanding down the wood to a point we keep the oak natural patinas from years in the aging service. There will be visible markings and stains deeply embedded in the wood, showing off the materials true history. Each piece will look different giving them character very unique to one another. Some maybe lighter or darker. However, when it comes to sets we keep the color somewhat uniform.

When we break down barrels we take them apart by the hundreds. This allows for a good solid mixed batch. We also separate all the skinnier staves which we can only use in certain parts of a couple pieces. Like the backrest of the lounge chair that has the wider backrest, we use eight skinny staves. However, a barrel will have roughly ten of these small pieces and we don’t always make lounge chairs. Therefor, we end up with a huge pallet of these and Im constantly tryin to come up with new designs to eliminate waste.

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Even our cut off pieces that we accumulate by the bin full every week, I try to up-cycle as well. We used to sell these to DIY-er and BBQ-ers. But unfortunately again the amount we gather is just insane. The amount of these scraps we could sell off isn’t sufficient. That is why this past few months I have been messing around with some decorative wall paneling ideas and came out with two. One is where I use the cut off pieces and one is where I use all those extra skinny staves.

Another pile of extra material I have way way too much of is the metals hoops or rings which ever you want to call them. They re actually the barrel’s bands but that isn’t searched for enough in google. We use these as edging around our tables and footrest around the bar stools. Yet again, each barrel has six of these and even in a complete bar set we only use four. For a complete bar set we need about two barrel’s worth of wood so we are left with eight additional metal rings. There was a time when lots of people wanted these old rusty hoops for home decor or gardening project. Now we hardly get any inquiries for them. This is the part when usually people suggest to me, just to sell them off at dirt cheap prices to keep all this “junk” out of your shop. Well I would gladly my friend but with the weight of these and over all sizes the shipping of them is big. Very big, huge in fact.

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To ship about 12 metal bands the box will be about 24″x24″x20″ at 30lbs give or take. This would cost $80 just to ship. Another couple of bucks for the box and the time it takes to package you are now at $85 modestly. If I sell each hoop for just a $1 each the price is now over $100. Not a lot of people need these hoops that bad. Also just the amount of effort to sell them is way more than the potential $12 we would get. Same with the left over scraps. These mainly have a weight issue when shipping. Even a small box can reach up to 50+lbs and soon after that another box size would be considered oversized with a bunch of additional surcharges. All in all, we are better off coming out with some new One of a kind Whiskey Barrel Interior Designs to stay as efficient as possible.

One of a kind Whiskey Barrel Interior Designs

Most clients of our purchase our furniture for outdoor use. When it comes to the lounge chairs they usually end up in beautiful remote cabins and backyards and decks. To turn things more towards the inside of the home we started doing leather upholstery. We found a great supplier of fine quality Italian Full Grain leather which matches our distressed or rustic material. Full grain means you get the see the hides imperfection. No, not holes but the actual cow’s markings. This just means the that leather wont be a solid plain color like some sort of fake fabric. The leather is very smooth and importantly thick and strong. This also means it is ideal for heavy commercial use which we have proven to be true in the past. One our biggest friends or parents I guess you could call them is Stone Brewing Company in sunny San Diego. We have teamed up with them in 2012 and have made them hundreds of chairs, table and bar stools in the past.

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The leather stools come in seven different colors. Each named after a drink or spirit. We have two kinds of red. One light and one much more dark. These ones are called Sangria and Merlot. Then we have a black and white, Stout and Riesling. The white is more of a silver-ish bright white not a pure white. Then we have three kinds of browns. Bourbon a standard saddle like light brown. Espresso which is a dark coffee or chocolate brown and Scotch that is a smokey light tan. Everyone has a specific taste so I figured having a somewhat big selection of colors to choose from will be important. Fortunately this has been proven to be true. So far we have sold every color not problem and often we get orders for a mix of colors. The one that has been the most popular tho is the Merlot. The deep dark red leather with a Whiskey barrel made stool has been number one. They are on sale right now so if you ready to make a purchase click here!!

-Balazs Moldovan

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Whiskey Barrel Furniture For Your Man Cave On Sale

Whiskey Barrel Furniture For Your Man Cave On Sale

Whether you are looking for bar stools, bar tables or big lounge chairs made from old reclaimed barrels we got you covered. We have been up-cycling wine and whiskey barrels for over a decade and we have a beautiful line of furniture to show you. In our online shop you can choose from the wine or the whiskey barrel section. In each category we have almost all the same designs so all you have to think about if you are a wine or whiskey person. If you are looking for rugged and tough looking items I highly recommend our whiskey barrel line. Also, Whiskey Barrel Furniture For Your Man Cave On Sale now so don’t for get to check out our Sales and Current Set Deals section too.

The whiskey barrel bar stool and bar table sets we make come in two options. They both have the same kind of memory swiveling bar stools but one stool set comes with a backrest. Each set is also available in a 42″ bar table height and a 36″ kitchen island height.

Whiskey Barrel Furniture For Your Man Cave On Sale!!!

There is also good news that we just recently restarted to make our interior leather upholstered bar stools again. During the pandemic we had to put a hold on production for these because our supplier were experiencing material shortage. These Italian Full Grain Leather bar stools come in seven different colors. These have been a huge seller and rightfully so. They look amazing and with all those color options you can choose from the one suites you best. We have a black and white, three kinds of browns and two reds. These are also available in the 30″ or 26″ seat heights. However, since they are more on the higher price point we can also custom make them in heights incase you have a lower or higher counter than the standard measurement.

Whiskey Barrel Furniture For Your Man Cave On Sale

Whiskey barrel have the inside completely brunt. The charred oak is what gives whiskey its great taste and color. The outside of the wood is usually a dark brown with dark patina. These color attributes pair very well with most other man cave decor. Almost all of our whiskey barrel furniture will also feature some of the barrel’s hoops. In the bar stools they are foot rest, in the tables they are the edge on the top. Even in our lounge chairs we use them as metal clips to help secure joints.

When it comes to Whiskey Barrel Furniture For Your Man Cave there are probably plenty of company’s to choose from. If you decide to order from us satisfaction is guaranteed. In the past 10 years we never had a customer asking for a refund due to poor quality. If any damage occurs during transit we always take care of the customer and send a replacement right away. We believe you should be happy with your order because we also don’t want to put hardworking into something the recipient wont love.

-Balazs Moldovan

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Interesting Whiskey Barrel Bar Set You Must Have

In this past few months, hell over a year actually, inflation has been out of control. Shipping has been over the roof when it comes to freight for us. Unfortunately this meant we had to increase the price of our lounge chairs. Since the production of our most popular items has slowed we have focused our attention to our bar sets. These bar stools and bar tables we are able to ship simply with FedEx Ground making the cost not be too bad. FedEx has also gone up but their rate is still much better than freight. Plus with FedEx you can get your bar set with in 5-7 business days.

Interesting Whiskey Barrel Bar Set You Must Have

The Interesting Whiskey Barrel Bar Set You Must Have comes in two options. We have the one with the standard bar stools and the other set comes with the bar stools which have backrests. Both sets are available in 42″ bar height and 36″ kitchen island height. Which everyone you prefer we can usually make and ship within a two week window. We make sure to keep a couple of sets in stock to prevent the much hated 4-6 week time frames. With todays demand of quick turn around time, it is essential to be ready even when it comes to fine handcrafted furniture. Most of our clients don’t mind the wait because they understand that hand making things shouldn’t be rushed. However, if we can increase our sales and make our customers pleasantly surprised with fast deliveries that it is definelty worth it.

Interesting Whiskey Barrel Bar Set You Must Have”

Interesting Whiskey Barrel Bar Set You Must Have

Our whiskey barrel bar set furniture come with memory swivels. These allow the user to rotate 180 degrees each direction and settle back into the front facing position when not in use. This is a very nice attribute for anyone who is a neat freak and likes things uniform at all times. Im one of theses folks. Hence why I choose this swivel option. The bar stools with the backrest have a 1/4″ steel holding the staves as the backrest. It has the perfect angle for ones back and even tho the bar is thick, it still has a mild spring like action for maximum comfort. The foot rest is the barrel’s metal hoops. These also help the four legs stay rigid and strong. All hardware we use are rated for commercial use. We actually started all our furniture for commercial use. Our main and oldest partner is Stone Brewing Company in San Diego. They carry our chairs and bar stools in almost all their locations.

The bar tables will sometimes feature some sort of distillery stamping or stenciling. We try to clean the barrel tops only so much where the writing on them can still be made out. We usually get barrels from Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace, Maker’s Mark, Woodford Reserve, Heaven Hill and Four Roses just to name a few. If you purchase and have one preferred one let us know and we can try to find a top from that distillery.

If you have any questions please email me directly at balazs@hungarianworkshop.com.

Thank You for stopping by and have great day.

-Balazs Moldovan

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Whiskey Barrel Rocking Chair Set Sale Happening NOW

Our whiskey barrel rocker have been a huge hit and rightfully so. We actually recurve the bottom barrel stave into the perfect curvature. This makes the rocking motion actually real and not just a slight bob back and forth. Many people assume that a barrel will have a hefty curve but that isn’t the case for most. Especially whiskey barrels. Few cabernet wine barrel which are usually short and stout will have a pretty good curve. However, we don’t always find those so to make the chair right we had to get creative.

Whiskey Barrel Rocking Chair Set Sale Happening NOW

Steaming the wood then letting sit for a week can be time taking but the end results speak for them selfs. Our recurved rockers come in wine and whiskey barrel option. They are very similar to our lounge chairs but with a few slight changes. We try to get a center of gravity more towards the front. That way when you sit in them they wont just lean to the back making it hard to get out.

Since we usually sell them in sets, Whiskey Barrel Rocking Chair Set Sale Happening NOW! You can save $1000 and have them shipped directly to your home for free. They are transported as freight on pallets and will arrive fully assembled. From the time you order and they arrive it usually takes about 10-15 business days. We usually have the chair bottoms ready so all we have to do is build, oil, package and ship.

If you have any additional questions or would just like a little more information on our Recurved Rockers please email me directly at balazs@hungarianworkshop.com

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Whiskey Barrel Rocking Chair Set Sale Happening NOW

-Balazs Moldovan

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Everything You Need To Know About Premium Barrel Furniture

Whiskey Barrel Saddle Bar Stool

We at the Hungarian Workshop have been up-cycling wine and whiskey barrels for over a decade. We have shipped world wide and have a reputation for creating fine quality works of “art”. Functional art that is. We try to focus on the creativity of using mainly barrel and only barrel material in our furniture. By this I mean you wont see a bunch of factory produced parts with a couple barrel staves thrown in and calling it barrel furniture. Next time you find some inexpensive “barrel furniture”, just take a look at what percent of material actually came from the barrel.

One of our best sellers is our Whiskey Barrel Saddle Bar Stools. This is a design that is simple and very very functional. It is sleek, it can be stowed under a counter easily and it is made 100% of only barrel wood. Even better that this design calls for lots of skinny smaller staves. We accumulate theses by the pallet full so being able to use them for other than fire wood makes me feel better. We try to use and donate scraps but the amount we have is tremendous. In my down time I usually am trying to figure out a new way to use left over material. After all, it is money on the table.

Everything You Need To Know About Premium Barrel Furniture

When is comes to shipping our furniture everything ships for “FREE”. Meaning the cost to get it to you is already in price. No extra surprise delivery chargers. With a way of the internet market these days you have to offer this “free” shipping concept. Unfortunately this has sky rocketed the price of our lounge chairs. Anything we have to ship as freight costs almost just as much as the furniture it self. This is because our chairs don’t require any assembly. We could design something you would need to assemble then just ship with FedEx. But, then you would end up with some rickety or wobbly crap you have to spend time trying to put together. Most of our customer prefer the additional cost where the chairs just get dropped off and thats it.

Everything You Need To Know About Premium Barrel Furniture

Another great attribute of ours is our customer service. We have great reviews and lots of repeat buyer because we take care of everyone very well. Our main goal is your satisfaction. After all, we don’t want to work all day building furniture if you don’t enjoy them. The only way people these days can continue with hands on work if some satisfaction comes out from it. So far it has been a blast running the Hungarian Workshop and hopefully we have another steady 10 years and more ahead of us.

If you have any other questions please let me know by emailing me at balazs@hungarianworkshop.com

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Everything You Need To Know About Premium Barrel Furniture

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Interesting new designs from reclaimed Kentucky Barrels

We have been sourcing our barrels from Kentucky for over a decade now. The amount of work that goes into making a barrel is tremendous so giving them a second life is must. Most barrels get just chopped up into planters or simply used as decor. Even tho they dry apart and collapse thats how most see their final days. Barrel don’t have any glue or nails so once they are empty, the oak starts to shrink, and the rings start to fall off. Some try to salvage by screwing each stave to the band but that only works to a certain point. In other words, you end up with is a rickety old mess. That being said let us show you our Interesting new designs from reclaimed Kentucky Barrels.

Each of our furniture pieces are handmade by expert craftsman. All staves are cleaned and sanded smooth just enough to leave the oaks patina while showing off its beautiful history. The Kentucky Barrel wood will have charring on the inside and all sorts of unique color patterns on the outside. For instance, some are light brown, dark brown, some red from the rusted steel and even deep forest greens.

“giving barrels a second life for over a decade!”

One of our best and most popular designs are the leather upholstered barstools. They come with a 180 degree memory swivel, full grain Italian leather with 7 color options and can made at custom heights. Just by having the finely upholstered cushions, our sales have shown a huge increase. Many bars and restaurant have been purchasing our standard bar stools for their out door areas and now we have an answer for their more upscale indoor areas as well.

We have plenty more Interesting new designs from reclaimed Kentucky Barrels in our online store so please feel free to check them out. Follow this link!

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