The U.S. produces about 800,000 oak barrels a year, according to 2 Day Designs, a reclaimed wine barrel furniture company. After the oak serves its purpose as wine barrels, much of it is destroyed, so we're beyond happy that designers are creating second lives for it! Rustic and woodsy, repurposed oak wine barrel furniture and accessories show their character with color variations, stains and distressed finish.
These oak pieces are sturdy and have already proved their mettle with their first lives as carriers of wine. With proper care, they'll last for generations.
Shown above from left to right:
1. Cuddle Bench, $(Contact for pricing) from The Oak Barrel Co.
2. Full Wine Barrel Cabinet on Casters, $698.00 from Wine Vine Imports
3. Fini Sconce, $(Contact for pricing) from Vinoture
4. Mini Double Wine Stave Server with Iron Feet, $70.00 from Compact Appliance
5. Reclaimed Large Wine Basket, $199.99 from E Wine Racks
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