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I found Half a wine barrel that the local pub was throwing out, so I grabbed it because it was made out of oak, and I would hate to see that in someone's fireplace.

Step 1: The Barrel

Picture of The Barrel
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As I said I found the barrel that someone cut in half,  it was almost ready to fall to pieces as 2 of the bands had fallen off and the top one was also ready to fall off. It would be very difficult to reassemble, so I carefully  put the bands back on, and took it home.
I was not sure what to make until I saw the nice graphics on the top, so I sanded the top back and put furniture oil on it. It looked good to I decided to keep the graphic which would mean keeping the top in-tacked.  My first thought was a coffee table, But as the project  progress the misses said she like the hight of the table and would like it on the deck next to her chair.
 
JM19998 months ago

What does it feel like being on the first page of the Instructables book?!

I came across this project when I found out our library had the Instructables book so I reserved it straight away (what a mistake...) I can't put it down to read any of the other books I borrowed :P

liquidhandwash (author)  JM19998 months ago

its pretty cool as it was my first instructable, it also on another instructables book so Im pretty chuffed. so its in

Awesome projects from unexpected places

and extraordinary projects for ordinary people

Neat :)

Very well explained!

josh loeman9 months ago
I love the table! I also like the root beer. You an Australian
liquidhandwash (author)  josh loeman9 months ago

kiwi living in Australia

bennelson2 years ago
Well done, sir! Beautiful table.
ledshed3 years ago
Cool, wish I could get my hands on an old barrel...
Buckshott003 years ago
Where Can I find a barrel?
liquidhandwash (author)  Buckshott003 years ago
Try ebay
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sway3 years ago
Very nice project
kenbob3 years ago
Well done instructable! thanks!
flyingpuppy3 years ago
Ironic.
dagaherz3 years ago
Humm... and both in the photo are in age to beer drinking?
even more, are they well-contracted to work for free as children?
Something smelling to illegal, man...


Hehehehehe, great table and good step-by-step, too.
And... I will not tell anything to anybody if I get it as pressent ;)
You do realize that's Ozzie ginger beer, right? Not too much alcohol in that.
Besides - the legal drinking age is 18 in the right place :)
thegreat583 years ago
This is a very cool project, I don't drink but I really like the idea, good job.
mntbkrguy3 years ago
I have been on the search for some wooden barrels now this just adds another project to the list. Great job!!
Fabulous. Jealous.
Bundy ginger beer - Nice on a hot day!
liquidhandwash (author) 3 years ago
This was my first instuctable so Thank you everyone for your feedback, it makes me want to write another one
Great idea! That turned into a great table!
mikeasaurus3 years ago
I want one!
real nice.
paganwonder3 years ago
Real cool re-purpose!
foobear3 years ago
really cool
Gorgeous! Great reuse. :D