BKLYN Designs: Kupe Line Repurposed Bourbon Barrels from Uhuru

Red Hook based Uhuru was showing off their new Kupe collection of furniture at BKLYN Designs this weekend. Crafted from used bourbon barrels from Kentucky, the Kupe collection includes various benches and side tables, a framed mirror and lounge chair. The different furnishings help make use of all the parts of the barrel — the staves, metal bands and circular heads...

Bourbon barrels (made from white oak) are charred on the interior to produce the color and flavor of the bourbon.

For more images of Uhuru's Kupe Collection and additional work, visit Uhurudesigns.com.