Furniture and accessories recycling wine barrels

Wine barrels to furnish

In recent years the idea of ​​recycling wine barrels for use in projects of commercial decoration: Multiple stores, restaurants, rural houses and even the wineries themselves have used barrels already discarded for their initial function to transform them into tables and seats, thus emphasizing the rustic, close and relaxed air of the environments to be decorated. It must be recognized that it is an ecological, cheap alternative (you can buy a unit for about 40 euros) and that it guarantees us great resistance and durability. You just have to use your imagination:

Barrels as bottle rack and bar cabinet

If one of the virtues of wooden barrels is to keep the wine at corresponding temperatureWhat could be more suitable for mounting a bar cabinet, a wine rack or a wine cellar? Just add some interior shelves, make several bottle holders and place some hooks on which to hang the glasses to have everything at hand. You can opt for the DIY or buy a barrel already prepared; Many artisans in the sector offer this type of piece, sometimes including a ham holder or a custom cheese board on top. 

New uses for barrels

Another of their obvious properties is the fact that they are highly resistant to humidity, which facilitates the recycling of these buckets for items such as sinks, sinks, outdoor planters and even beds for pets. It was necessary to look for him new utilities to the usual barrels since currently most wineries invest in metal models, which help a faster maturation of the wine and are easy to clean. Hence, many manufacturers and artisans have chosen to reuse the sheets of wood to make unique outdoor furniture, such as the hammock that we see in the image.

Outdoor furniture made with barrels

Painted barrels

There are also groups of independent artists or designers who are dedicated to decorating barrels to commercial level, with painting techniques, mosaics, screen printing, etc. They are usually in demand especially for tapas bars or nightclubs, using graphic motifs with a playful, ethnic, tribal or pop aesthetic spirit, such as this one on the right that pays tribute to the famous dotted paintings by Roy Lichtenstein. Curiously, some of the great wineries in the country are taking advantage of this creative pull to mount in their complex thematic exhibitions or permanent exhibitions with painted barrels, such as the museum that the Vicente Gandía company has set up in its “Finca Hoya de Cadenas” wineries, where they have collaborated renowned Valencian artists such as Miquel Navarro or Carmen Calvo, trying to promote a new concept of wine tourism linked to the world of culture.

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  1.   ubalda said

    Really beautiful

  2.   wood pillar said

    Where do they sell them and how much are they worth?