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I even made the San Diego Tribune while I was making these great chairs!!! (see last photo)
Last week I had an opportunity to work with some used barrel staves which was a blast mainly because it was hard wood (white oak) that I never worked with and also because it was very different approach to furniture design. Usually I draw up a plan and start with brand new material that I can cut in anyway, but not this time. It was like having all the puzzle pieces but I had to create a whole new picture. Before I got started I figured it would be a piece of cake, I mean how hard is it to make a chair since all the pieces are already there, ha ha. Boy, I was wrong. I totally forgot to put in consideration that not all pieces are alike in any shape, size or color. It took a little time to sort through and find all the right pieces for the project, but once I did, I was ready to begin. First I started with legs and because the design was pretty similar to my Adirondack chairs, I didn’t have a lot of trouble with the measurements. Once I got the frame standing all the other pieces just started falling into place. After a few hours and a little tinkering my first chair was done. I had multiple people all sizes test out my new creation and I received 100% positive feed back. Not one person disliked a single thing about the chair. This has definitely opened a new door for me and I am ready to create more pieces using this great material.
The staves of these used whiskey barrels have been chard and that is why they have such a great black or on some occasion a dark brown patina. Each one is handmade with quality craftsmanship and with attention to detail. All the barrel staves are curved just the right amount which provides excellent support through out your entire body. They are lightly sanded just enough to take off any dirt and grim without removing any of the natural colors, also with stainless steel clips underneath to ensure structural durability and strength.
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE: All pieces are created by hand, so no two items are identical. That’s the beauty of the product! Please allow for slight variances in colors and stave sizes from what is shown in the made to order photos. I receive my barrels from all over there for I can not be sure exactly what type of wine or whiskey they contained. Please allow a few weeks for your item to arrive, (4-6 weeks) I receive large request at a time and have to finish each order before starting on a new one. I also try to order the barrels in larger quantities and trucks may take up to 2 weeks for deliveries. Thank you for your understanding.
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