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Garden furniture made from wine barrels

Oak wine barrels range in price from R500 each depending on condition and source of supply. Here in South Africa our wine estates replace their wine barrels on a regular basis, so there will always be local availability if you want to make up an outdoor set as and when you can afford to buy a barrel or two!

 

Enter wine barrels in Google and you will come up with plenty of suppliers for new and used wine barrels. Wine barrels are ideal for turning into outdoor (or indoor) furniture for a home and we took a look around for ideas that you could use. And since wine barrels are generally made of Oak, what a wonderful way to repurpose this beautiful wood into practical and lasting furniture.

The wine barrel furniture below is by Balk and Plank, a company based in The Netherlands that turns Oak wine barrels into garden furniture that is modern, aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and unique.

In a country that produces and consumes wine as a religion I thought it might be interesting to feature an article on how you can re-purpose wine barrels in new ways.

 

 

After more searching I found some incredible ideas for wine barrel furniture, including this Adirondack garden chair with foot stool. Just a single barrel is all you need to make this unique piece of garden furniture. 

Oak wine barrels range in price from R500 each depending on condition and source of supply. Here in South Africa our wine estates replace their wine barrels on a regular basis, so there will always be local availability if you want to make up an outdoor set as and when you can afford to buy a barrel or two!

The most popular size for a wine barrel is between 220 to 250 litres and the barrels are traditionally made using French Oak, as this wood is believed to better convey the oak flavour to the wine. Be sure to check the size of the barrel before you order.

Buying a ready-made set of furniture made from Oak wine barrels can easily set you back around R8000, so making your own is definitely an option to consider.

 

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