About Used Wine Barrels
The "shabby chic" look is in, and it is here to stay. Used wine barrels and whiskey barrels are no longer just containers for storing and aging alcoholic drinks; they also make awesome rustic garden planters, side tables, and furniture. Most wineries only reuse barrels for three or four years, so there are many extra barrels floating around for sale. You can cut barrels in half to make pots for your tomato, potato, or flower plants, or use them as rain barrels to collect rainwater and help cut down your water bill. You can refinish wood barrels or leave them with a distressed look and use them to make all kinds of furniture. Leave them whole and use them as patio tables, side tables, or bistro tables. You can also take them apart and repurpose the wood staves to make country-style chairs, shelves, lounges, or even beds. Unless you live near a winery or distillery, used wine barrels can be hard to come by, but you can find a huge inventory of barrels and staves on eBay. Choose from a variety of convenient shipping options, or purchase from a local seller to save money on delivery.