FAQ & Orders

Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I re-oil my barrel furniture?

You will need to re-oil when you start noticing that liquids stop beading up on the surface. Once moisture is able to get absorbed, it means it’s time for a fresh new coat. Before re-wiping, it is also recommended to go through with a light sand paper to clean off any residue that might have built up on the surface over the season. If you keep your furniture indoors you will rarely need to re-oil. Once or twice a year with some mineral oil or beeswax will keep the wood protected.

Where is the ideal placement for the furniture when kept outdoors?

The best place to keep the furniture is a covered area like a patio. This is mainly because of the sun’s UV rays cause the most damage. High humidity and little moisture can help keep the wood hydrated. However, frequent rain then rapid drying can make the wood crack. When heavy storms or a snowy winter is coming I recommend covering up or storeing them inside. Other condition can still work but maintenance should be more frequent. 

How well does the barrel furniture hold up out doors?

They hold up very well, however, just like with all exterior wooden furniture – care is required for longevity. A quick wipe down with Teak Oil, Brazilian Rosewood Oil, Tung Oil or any other penetrating oil every other month will insure the wood from drying out and protect it against heavy moisture. -UV RAYS (SUN LIGHT) CAN DO THE MOST DAMAGE OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. Keeping in partly shaded or covered areas is most ideal.

Will the bourbon charring or the wine colors rub off?

No. The amount of sanding we do to prep the barrel staves leave no surface residue. Also the oil finish helps seal the wood.

After I order, how soon will I get my furniture?

If we are not completely backed up with orders you can expect your order in 3-4 weeks. (Most likely it will be sooner because we try to keep a good size inventory in stock.) Once you receive the tracking number and other shipping information via email, the item is out of out hands. Meaning if there are any delays by shipping companies there isn’t much we can do. If you ever need anything by a certain date you must contact us and discuss first.

If I buy a large quantity of furniture, do you offer any discounts?

Yes! We love customers who order in large quantities. If you are looking to buy 6 or more items we can definitely work something out. Please note that we can’t offer discounts on items already on sale.

Shipping

How do you ship?

Small items like end tables and barstools we ship as FedEx Ground. They will arrive in boxes fully assembled in 5-7 days from the time they leave our shop. Large items like lounge chairs or large group of smaller items will go as freight. They will arrive on pallets boxed up.

Shipping seem a bit expensive, is there a cheaper way?

Unfortunately no. All our items ship directly from us here in southern California. We don’t have any distribution centers located in other places in the US. When something has to be shipped to New York. That item will actually have to travel 2500 miles, which can add up.

Wholesale

Can I buy your furniture at wholesale price and sell in my store?

Yes, however you will have to buy in bulk. 10+ items minimum.

Can I sell your items on my website?

Yes, but we DO NOT DROP SHIP. If you make a sale on your site you are responsible for the shipping and we will charge for the handling.

If you have a question that was not answered here please email me directly -balazs@hungarianworkshop.com