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Los Angeles Wine Barrel Furniture

“We have southern California’s most beautiful handcrafted Wine Barrel Furniture. See most of our creations at all Stone Brewing Company location.”

Welcome to the Hungarian Workshop! We have been in business for over six years and we have been expending our furniture line every year. Just this year we added a new Tennessee Whiskey line for those true JD fans. Only a limited availability on these so don’t hesitate!

When it comes to Wine Barrel Furniture we have a beautiful selection along with an Interior Leather line where we upholster Wine and Bourbon barrel furniture with Italian Full Grain leather. Making them truly one of a kind and unique. We work with many designer, interior and exterior and offer designer discounts.

Our best sellers are the Wine and Bourbon barrel lounge chairs. They come in a few varieties. You can choose the backrest style, whether you want them to be rocking chairs and or if you’d prefer the interior leather version. Since the beginning we started making these lounge chairs (Adirondack style), the Hungarian Workshop has created over 800 along with hundreds of other pieces.

If you don’t happen to live near us here in southern California don’t worry we can ship all over the world. The last chair we sent overseas landed in Germany. It was barrel chair #521.

Our other Wine Barrel furniture include Pub Stools, Pub Tables, three different style end tables, ottomans and benches. All furniture pieces are finished with Brazilian Rosewood Oil making upkeep very easy. Once the wood feels a bit dry, all you have to do is re-wipe it with the oil and you are good to go. When you store the furniture indoors like the interior leather line, re-oiling will be almost unnecessary. I personally prefer to use bees was and mineral oil on interior items a couple times a year. Thats just because I like to keep the wood smooth as possible at all the times. These oils are something you can pick up at any home improvement store like Home Depot and Lowe’s.

An important factor to keep in mind when it comes to Wine Barrel furniture is that the red coloring is not permanent. I repeat, it’s not forever. The stain left behind from the wine is an organic color staining which will eventually fade. Especially in the sun light. The UV rays will suck the red out and turn it to a light or dark brown. Depends how dark the red was. Under the Wine Barrel Furniture section of our shop I have additional info in regards of these characteristics. Click here to learn more.

Right now we are also working on a new leather addition to our collection. I started Pre-Orders for this product to fast track its catalog photo shoots and over all launch. Since the holidays are coming up we want to prevent heavy amounts of back orders.

If you have any other questions or would like a little more info on anything please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can also email me directly at

Be sure to sign up for our online newsletter as well to receive coupon codes and new product updates.


-Balazs Moldovan

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Leather Wrapped Bourbon Barrel Chair

“We are working on a new concept to maxime usage for our left over leather from our current interioir line. Leather Wrapped Bourbon Barrel Chair coming soon!”

In the past few years we have been making lots of interior barrel furniture which feature leather upholstery. This leather is full grain Italian leather. They are thick, durable and rustic. (distressed) We offer them is six different colors for a small variety of our standard barrel furniture line. To see our Interior Leather Collection please click here.

Leather Wrapped Bourbon Barrel ChairWith all the leather we order we try to be as efficient as possible. However, the leather hides come in all sorts of crazy shapes that make it hard to use every inch. With this new design concept we can cut out smaller stripes of leather and use much more of the hides.

“Same great chair, whole new comfort.”

Leather Wrapped Bourbon Barrel ChairAs with all new items I get very eager and can’t wait to start production. Thats why in this blog I am offer Pre-Orders right now. If you are interested in pre-ordering please contact me directly at Right now the price is set at $895. This is just the pre-order price which may change after we fully start operations and iron out all expenses and logistics. This pre-order price will be honored from September 28th, 2018 – October 12th, 2018. 

The six colors available are the following:

The chair in these photos are wrapped with the bourbon leather. (It may look lighter from photo lights.)

We also have thought about adding a new color which would be a pure white for anyone that prefers an up most clean look. If you would like to be the first one who owns our new Leather Wrapped Bourbon Barrel Chairs please let me. We should have new photos and a full description once it is added to our online shop. Again, prices may change so if you want to lock in this deal act now!

If you hav any questions or would like more information about this product please don’t hesitate to contact us. Also be sure to sign up for our online newsletter and to follow us on instagram and facebook to see what new items we are finishing up this week.

-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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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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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


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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

Used Whiskey Barrel Projects