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
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.