Picture of Wine Barrel Beer Table
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.
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: The Barrel

Picture of 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.

Step 2: Stuff you will need

Picture of Stuff you will need
1. Sand paper  grits 40, 80, 120, 240.
2.  matt black paint
3. 3 or 4 coach bolts with washers and nuts
4. drill and dill bits
5. 3 or 4 wood screws
6. small nail or tacks
7. hammer
8. jig saw  (reciprocating) saw
9. clean rags
10. your favourite timber finish
11. angle grinder, with sanding disc.
12. about 2 hours
13. beer

Step 3: Mark out the legs

Picture of mark out the legs
I decided to make the table with three legs as they don't rock around on uneven surfaces so I marked out the three slats that are going to be used for legs.
I then made sure the bands were straight and tight and drilled and screwed the the three slates to the bottom band so nothing would move in the next steps

Step 4: Remove the sharp bits

Picture of remove the sharp bits
The top band had quite a sharp edge on it so I used a grinder with a sanding disc  to remove the edge and make it smooth
JM19993 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)  JM19993 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 loeman4 months ago
I love the table! I also like the root beer. You an Australian
liquidhandwash (author)  josh loeman4 months ago

kiwi living in Australia

bennelson2 years ago
Well done, sir! Beautiful table.
ledshed2 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
sway3 years ago
Very nice project
kenbob3 years ago
Well done instructable! thanks!
flyingpuppy3 years ago
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