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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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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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Barrel Furniture Sale

Barrel Furniture Sale
“Our Spring time sale is happening starting this week. Our barrel furniture sale is a must see if you want to save big for spring time!”

Barrel Furniture Sale

Hi there, if you are looking for great deals and big savings our monthly newsletter is the way to go. If you have not yet signed up, I urge you to do so now. It’s a simple monthly update of new product updates, company news and most importantly coupon codes. Coupon codes which offer discounts on single pieces or sets of furniture.

Our main focus for spring time is our very popular Bourbon Barrel Furniture. Almost every items has a coupon code or a set deal. Beginning of this year we broke down just about 400 Bourbon Barrels and we are ready to build. Currently we are finishing up a huge order for our good friends at Stone Brewing Company who are opening a new tasting room in the heart of Napa Valley. They should be opening in mid May so be sure to stop by and enjoy a delicious Stone beer and relax in some fine Bourbon Barrel Furniture.

Barrel Furniture SaleThe barrel furniture sale happening now will include our Lounge Chairs, End Tables, Ottomans, Pub Stools with Memory Swivel, Pub Stools with Memory Swivel and Backrest and our one of kind Recurved Rockers. You may have seen barrel rocking chairs in the past but not like ours. An important fact is that barrels don’t actually have the ideal curve that allows full motion. Last year we started recurving our staves for the perfect full range rocking motion making them the best on the market. Right away we started selling them and have been a huge hit since.

Another hot ticket item is our End Tables. We offer them in two different heights, eighteen inch and twenty four inch. The table tops also come in two different choices as well. Outside face which is a nice golden brown with the occasional distillery stamps and dates. Or the inside face that has been charred to deep dark rustic look. The shorter end table goes well for our lounge chairs because it’s ideal height for sitting back and relaxing. The taller one goes great next to living room couches and or beds where that extra six inches is needed.

Our Pub Stools are perfect for any home or commercial business. The memory swivels add durability and strength while providing a very useful function. The ability to rotate 180 degrees then self reposition is excellent for keeping the furniture inline and in a uniform display. The backrest version is a new upgrade that has been requested by many. Same shape and style but with a comfortable backrest to lean back on.



If you have any questions or would like more info on any of our products please don’t hesitate to contact us through our site or you can email me directly at

If you want to see what projects I am working on currently you can follow us on Instagram or our Facebook page. Both titled under Hungarian Workshop.

Thank You for stopping by,


-Balazs Moldovan

Barrel Furniture Sale





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Furniture Made From Whiskey Barrels by the Hungarian Workshop


“We are southern California’s #1 barrel furniture company. Furniture Made From Whiskey Barrels and Wine Barrels has been our specialty for over 5 years.”

Furniture Made From Whiskey Barrels

Furniture Made From Whiskey Barrels | Recurved Bourbon Barrel Rocker
Furniture Made From Whiskey Barrels | Recurved Bourbon Barrel Rocker

Welcome to the Hungarian Workshop! If you are looking for handcrafted Wine and Bourbon Barrel Furniture you found the right site. We have over 30 different pieces to choose from and have our Recycle Bin where you can find barrel hardware. Lids, rings, full staves, scraps and full size Wine, Bourbon and Scotch barrels are all available for purchase as well.

Bourbon Barrel EZ ChairWe have teamed up with Stone Brewing Company about 4 years ago and with this great partnership we have been growing bigger every year. Another great business partner is the Wine Enthusiast. They have featured couple of our products in their magazines and orders from them has bin pouring in. Soon we should have our new Interior Leather Line up on their site as well.

Furniture Made From Whiskey Barrels

J.D. Set

We use barrels from all over the midwest. Distilleries include Jim Beam, Buffalo Trace, Four Roses, Maker’s Mark, etc. Occasionally I get my hands on some Jack Daniel’s barrels that I love to turn into one of kind works of beauty and functional art.

J.D. Set  – An excellent show pieces for a true J.D. collector or an all around whiskey enthusiast. Tufted leather Whiskey Barrel Lounge Chair and matching Ottoman with an authentic End Table. Handcrafted from a single reclaimed barrel and designed with only high quality and comfort in mind.

Working with this material has been very fun and has allowed my general interest and hobby to turn into a full time career. Using only reclaimed and curved material has made simply woodworking more of an art form. When I used to make only dressers and tables, I felt more like a machine just cranking out square items. And with all the new technology around like CNCs and laser engravers, the idea of a craftsman or “handmade” seems to be dwindling away. Building with such unique and unpredictable material as barrels gives me a sense of security because a machine will never be useful for what we do.

Bourbon Barrel End Tables

Furniture Made From Whiskey Barrels

Our Bourbon barrel line includes chairs, ottomans, end tables, pub tables, pub stools and pub chairs. Each and every item is handcrafted with attention to detail. Bourbon barrels are made from quarter sawn American White Oak. Usually about one inches thick and widths range from one and half to five inches. The inside of the barrels go through a heavy toasting that leaves the wood fully charred. This charring is what gives the whiskey its great color and taste. When we clean the staves we pretty much knock off all the charring but leave the smooth black finish behind. The outside of the barrel will have colors range from dark browns, greens, and blacks. And same as the inside, we clean them just enough to keep all the beautiful patine that shows of the material true history.

Bourbon Barrel Chair w/ Open Top


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The NEW Bourbon Barrel Bar Stools

“Our new line will be ready in July. The Bourbon Barrel Bar Stools with memory swivel will be one of the first pieces available with leather.”

The Bourbon Barrel Bar Stools are one of our best seller and loved by just about everyone. There are quite a few local San Diego tasting rooms filled with them. Stone Brewing Company is one of our biggest clients who keeps us busy all year around. Check out their many different locations and enjoy a cool refreshing beer this summer. And if you are a big fan of baseball, visit Petco stadium where Stone also has two more location with our fine barrel furniture.

The new leather upholstered barrel furniture is our way to take a step directly inside people’s home. A large percentage of our current clients enjoy our creations on patios, decks, bars and bistros. It has been a huge success and it’s time to expand even more. By creating this strictly interior line we are oping a whole new door to another customer demographic. I thing we can all agree everyone enjoys the finer things once in a while. Wether you are a Wine Enthusiast or Whiskey Advocate you will definitely love a handcrafted, fine Italian leather upholstered piece, made from the barrel based from your beverage of choice.

The NEW Bourbon Barrel Bar Stools

Bourbon Barrel Bar Stools w/ Italian Leather The Bourbon Barrel Bar Stools are built from reclaimed Bourbon barrels that were used to age that great spirit for many many years. The wood is American quarter sawn white Oak which is highly resistant to the elements and makes for an excellent material. The hoops from the barrels are steel bands that we also re-used that work as the footrest while adding structural stability and strength. The seat is upholstered with beautiful full grain leather made in Italy. The Bourbon Barrel Bar Stools feature a 180 degree memory swivel which repositions the seat when not in use. This piece can be an excellent addition to any home.

The Leather Upholstery

FULL-GRAIN has been a favorite for a long time that has a very natural look and feel with a generous color palette. Unlike top=grain leather, the surface is left naked. It is aniline-drum dyed and softer to the touch. For anyone who is a true leather purists and those who appreciate the beautiful patina that is enhanced with age.

There will be five standard colors to choose from.

  • Merlot
  • Stout 
  • Espresso 
  • Bourbon  
  • Sangria

If you are someone who enjoys the more rare or have a certain color in mind, don’t worry there will be 13 additional colors to choose from. Anywhere from forest green, deep blue and stone grey just to name a few. They will be in the special orders sections. The prices will be the same but the wait time might exceed a bit more. After all Italy isn’t exactly right next to San Diego, ha.

To find out when these new items will be available please sign up for our monthly newsletter and follow us on our social media sites all under Hungarian Workshop.


Balazs Moldovan

Bourbon Barrel Chairs with Leather



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Bourbon Barrel Chess Set

” The Bourbon Barrel Chess Set is one of our newsiest and hottest item! A definite must have if you enjoy playing a fun round of chess while sipping on your favorite Bourbon. Cheers!”

Bourbon Barrel Chess SetThe Bourbon Barrel Chest Set

The Bourbon Barrel Chess Set is made of 100% used and reclaimed barrels. An eco friendly art piece that will be loved and enjoyed by both Whisky Advocates and Chess player alike.

Each chess piece is an original design and is handcrafted to preserve the beauty of the product. Similar curves are used throughout each figure that complement the barrel’s natural shape. A set that is a mix of modern with a touch of the classic accents.

Bourbon Barrel Chess SetThe playing board is a full size barrel head that has been beautifully laser etched which displays the woods brilliant grain pattern while creating a unique contrast between the two tiles. The 1″ thick great American White Oak makes for a heavy duty and solid platform.

Time and again you will see authentic distillery markings on the surface of the chess board and chess pieces that will show off the material’s origin and true history.

Chess Board 22″ x 22″
Chess Pieces 2″ – 5 1/2″
Note: Additional Checkers pieces and Queens available.

Bourbon Barrel Chess Set

The Story –
Its quite simple really. With all the bourbon barrel tops and bottoms we have laying around, I am always thinking new ways to use them. The idea of a chess board come to me a little after my son was born. After I started getting a bit burned out on online poker I started playing online chess because I felt it kept my brain way more stimulated. By no means I am chess master, but slowly getting better. After a long time of product and development I had my first board ready and me immediately caught the eye of our social media followers.
Bourbon Barrel Chess Set
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-Balazs Moldovan
Bourbon Barrel Chess Set
Coupon Code to save $50: chessmaster/bgm22


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New Bourbon Barrel Station Bench

” A beautiful functional piece for a professional rustic look.”

Hello everyone,

Bourbon Barrel Station BenchIt has been quit a while since our last blog, but that just means we have been very busy and moving ahead rapidly. We just finished another large order for our good friend over at Stone Brewing Co. which did included 2 of our new  Barrel Benches. The brewery definitely has been keeping us busy for the past few months and there isn’t much of sign of slowing down. As always don’t forget to sing up for our newsletter to receive those very helpful coupon codes and be sure to follow us on our social media pages to see what new item we are currently working on. Without further ado here is one of our newest creations: The Bourbon Barrel Station Benches.

This item is available in our ONLINE STORE.

Bourbon Barrel Station Bench – $1695

Our Bourbon Barrel Station Benches are constructed to be a great conversation and show piece. Made from reclaimed used bourbon barrels each bench has its own characteristic and will display varies distillery’s old marking including names, dates and serial numbers.
The staves are used throughout the back and sides which have a slight curve that will provide just the right amount of needed support. The barrel heads are aligned for the seating and armrest for a flat smooth surface. With the less is more design these benches will be perfect functional decor for any restaurant bistro or garden.Dimension:
6′ Length
18″ Seat Height, Seat Depth 17″
34″ HeightFinished: Brazilian Rosewood OilAvailable in 6 & 8 feet.

Custom length also available.

Note: Seat will not be glass smooth. Barrel wood may differ slightly in thickness but no more than 1/8 of an inch. When purchasing please include phone number which our driver can contact you upon delivery.

Bourbon Barrel Station Bench

For question of comments please feel free to contact us through our site.


-Balazs Moldovan


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Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Furniture

“Here are some of our January Coupon Codes that will save you big when purchasing our Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Furniture. Along with some new items!!!”

Bourbon Barrel Bar Stool With Backrest | Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Furniture Welcome to the Hungarian Workshop! We are the #1 a San Diego based Wine & Bourbon Barrel manufacturing company who specializes in handcrafted furniture and home accessories. Our items can be found at all Stone Brewing Company locations and Whole Foods Market as well. We have been in business for about 4 years now and have been growing faster and bigger each year. Our line of furniture can be found in the Wine Enthusiast catalogs  and through multiple online distributing companies as well. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about any of our items.

All our pieces can be purchased through our ONLINE STORE. Be sure to sign up for our online newsletter to receive coupon codes that will save you big on your next purchase! Located on top of our home page.


anything15% – save 15% on any item from

$200/off – save $200 when you purchase our Bourbon Barrel Adirondack Chairs

30%offbarstool – get 30% off when you purchase our Bourbon Barrel Bar Stool With Backrest

snapstoolbuy1get1 – Buy one and get one free of our “Snap” Bourbon Barrel Bar Stools

Whiskey Barrel Pizza Cutter

Here are some of our other fun accessories and decor.

Bourbon Barrel Pizza Cutter

This will be the last pizza cutter you will ever have to buy! The handle is made from a one inch thick and twelve inches long reclaimed Bourbon Barrel Stave. The cutting wheel is a robust and well-balanced hardware 3X the weight of competing cutters and a sharp 4″ diameter stainless steel blade. With a leather lace for easy display storage. A must have for any Bourbon and pizza lovers.

Whiskey Barrel Cutting BoardWine & Bourbon Barrel Cutting Boards

These cutting boards are made entirely from reclaimed Wine or Bourbon Barrels. The barrel’s tops have been taken apart, milled down and rejoined vertically to create an extra thick cutting surface. One end of the board is kept raw to show off the wood authenticity. A great conversation piece while serving up appetizers.


For any other information please contact us here.



Balazs Moldovan


Bourbon Whiskey Barrel Furniture




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Chairs Made From Barrels

“We have a large collection of Wine and Bourbon barrel furniture. Chairs Made From Barrels is our specialty. Lounge, dinning, pub, barstools, etc.”

Welcome to the Hungarian Workshop! We are the #1 a San Diego based Wine & Bourbon Barrel manufacturing company who specializes in handcrafted furniture and home accessories. Our items can be found at all Stone Brewing Company locations and Whole Foods Market as well. We have been in business for about 4 years now and have been growing faster and bigger each year. Our line of furniture can be found in the Wine Enthusiast catalogs  and through multiple online distributing companies as well. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about our Unique Bourbon Gifts.

All our pieces can be purchased through our ONLINE STORE. Be sure to sign up for our online newsletter to receive coupon codes that will ave you big on your next purchase! Located on top of our home page.

Chairs Made From Barrels | Hungarian WorkshopBourbon Barrel Adirondack Chairs

Every stave is handpicked, sanded, cut, assembled and polished to ensure superior quality. The staves of the recycled Bourbon barrels have been charred – giving them a great black or dark brown patina. All the barrel staves are curved just the right amount to provide excellent support through out your entire body. They are lightly sanded just enough to take off any dirt and grime without removing any of the natural colors. Stainless steel clips are placed on the undersides of the pieces to ensure structural durability and strength.

Bourbon Barrel EZ Chair - Chairs Made From Barrels | Hungarian WorkshopBourbon Barrel EZ Chair

Kickback and relax in style with our new handcrafted Bourbon Barrel EZ Chairs. Built from reclaimed Bourbon Barrels with the ability to be broken down into two for easy storage if necessary. Each chair will bring comfort and convenience along with some rustic charm to any household.

Whiskey Barrel Dining Chair - Chairs Made From Barrels | Hungarian WorkshopBourbon Barrel Dining Chair 

If you are looking for a unique but traditional presentation of a dining room chair look no further! This Bourbon Barrel Chair show off a classic and stylish appearance while providing an interesting history which will leave guest talking. The charred inside of the barrel gets sanded down to a smooth and clean finish that brings an excellent contrast with every colors.

You can find more Chairs Made From Barrels in our ONLINE STORE. Please feel free to browse through and contact us if you have any question.


Balazs Moldovan