I’ve been making my whiskey barrel cabinets for about 8 years now and the past couple of years have been the slowest. There are multiple factors involved in why that may have happened and I’m working on them. But nonetheless, I’m still at it with the small orders that I’ve had and I’d like to increase selling my unique whiskey and wine barrel cabinets to people like you who appreciate true craftsmanship.Read More
Picked up 2 Wild Turkey, 2 Four Roses and a Jim Beam. These barrel were recently used at a brewery and are still wet inside so they will take some time to dry out before they can be built into cabinets.
This is the prototype of the the gear system that will be installed on top of the barrel that will have additional mechanisms below the lid to open and close the barrel. This prototype was done by hand with templates and band saw, the actual set up will be done with a CNC wood router to ensure correct alignment of the gears and teeth. I'm still deciding on the interior mechanisms, but updates will be provided when they happen.
I'm very proud of this new piece and to offer it as a new product. It started a couple of years ago when I was coming up with new facade designs for my modern modular L-shaped bar. I wanted to create a weave pattern but wasn't sure how to go about it. When I started with the barrel cabinets I thought the curves of the liquor barrel staves would work perfectly as well as finding a new use for the liquor barrels. Recently, I sold a Liquor Barrel Cabinet to a local customer with the intent to use a barrel cabinet I had on display elsewhere and just update the hinge and latches. The problem was that the wood had shrunk so much that it was not longer up to my standards of a cabinet to sell to customers, so I used another barrel cabinet I had on display here in the city of which I used newer techniques. So here I was with this barrel and another from quite some time ago that I had taken apart. I finally had the amount of staves that I couldn't use as cabinets and I used them to create a weave pattern for a different purpose.
Since my L-shaped full bar isn't finished yet, I thought of creating something that hasn't been done yet (I've searched online and I haven't found anything yet like what I made) . The idea was a hanging wall unit with shelves that you could place where ever you wanted. Going about this wasn't easy since I knew it would be quite heavy and it would be pretty large in scale, larger than what I thought. After drilling many, many holes and a lot of metal work, I think I've created something pretty unique that anyone would love to have in their home. Prices will be available when I have it appraised. For the time being, the product will only be available locally in the Philadelphia area due to the size and installation.
Here's a great idea for a wedding gift: Pool some people together to get an awesome and unique wedding gift, it's that easy. It's a great idea and you may not have to spend that much. It's also a gift you'll also be able to enjoy yourself when you go over to their house and drink all their wine. Just like the other barrels, people can come up with some ideas to customize it ( like the wooden inlay "M" on the lid) and add options like the padlock and skeleton key, maybe even the custom etched wine glasses when available. I have 3 French Oak Chateau St. Michelle barrels available and I'm currently looking to get some more from local vineyards. Message me and let's make weddings a little more special.
Steampunk inspired furniture and apparel is a design element I've seen that I think would go great with the distressed and vintage look of my liquor barrel cabinets. Offering antique padlock and skeleton keys was just the first step...but to go further, I've decided to add functional gears, sprockets and a chain that will open and close the barrel with the cranking of a hand-wheel on the lid.
These will be rare production barrels due to the nature of finding vintage gears, sprockets and chains. Other steampunk elements will be added to the interior and exterior of the barrel cabinets.