In California, you can find a half barrel as low as $15 and if you pay more than $25, you paid too much.
Step 1: Materials
1- Half wine barrel
3- Wood glue and all-purpose adhesive
4-A pair of pliers or a screwdriver whichever is needed to loosen the top ring of the wine barrel.
6- Drill and large drill bit(approximately half inch)
7- Wood panels for construction of the top
8- Heavy Duty handles (2, one for each side)
9- Screws/nuts for assembling the handles. The size of the screws/nuts depends on the type of handles you choose to use.
10- Wine rack insert. You can use a ready-made one or construct your own. If you plan to construct your own, you need 10 feet of 4” diameter pipe and a hacksaw to cut it into 8" long pieces.