Love bourbon and whiskey? Maybe you also love rustic decor and repurposing old materials to make new and interesting things. If this is you, then it’s time to jump on board the repurposed whiskey barrel trend!
You love drinking whiskey. AND you also adore an excellent craft project. What happens when these two passions collide? It’s an opportunity to re-purpose beautiful oak whiskey barrels into something rustic and unique for your home, like an outdoor planter or rocking chair.
There are so many ways to reuse these beautiful, traditionally oak, barrels. Once they are retired from storing whiskey, they can take on a new life. Whether you keep the whiskey barrel intact or create a completely new piece by deconstructing the barrel, the result will be truly unique.
Where Can You Find Whiskey Barrels for Sale?
Don’t have a whiskey barrel sitting around? Your best bet is to contact your local distillery. My local distillery, Tuthilltown Spirits, has whiskey cured barrels available for $169.99. Similar pricing is available from online retailers. These are traditional, 53 gallon barrels. Some distilleries are aging their whiskey in smaller, 5-gallon size barrels to speed up the process.
Some projects are small. Others are more complicated. The easiest way to re-use a used whiskey barrel is to top it with a tempered glass circle for a tasting table!
Not Handy? Buy Finished Whiskey Barrel Items
Of course, if you’re not into DIY, some of these great ideas can be purchased already transformed and ready to decorate your home.
Check out these 15 fun and unique ideas for turning whiskey barrels into something to talk about and take your whiskey love to a new level!
15 Whiskey Barrel Ideas for Your Home
Whiskey Barrel Planter | Amazon.com
Bourbon Barrel Lounge Chair | Hungarianworkshop.com
Rustic Wedding Decor | Southernweddings.com
Barrel Kegerator | Piercesworkshop.com
DIY Whiskey Barrel Fire Pit | Taunieverett.com
Personalized Whiskey Barrel Table | Wineenthusiast.com
Gorgeous Barrel Redos | Lifeaspire.com
Reclaimed Whiskey Barrel Pub Table | Winevineimports.com
Build a Whiskey Barrel Coffee Table | Cleverwoodprojects.org
Whiskey Barrel Liquor Cabinet | Crafted Workshop
Whiskey Barrel Trash Can | Exoticbarrels.com
Whiskey Barrel Sink | Prestige Decanters
Succulent Wreath | Thisgrandmaisfun.com