Oak Wine Barrels

WHAT WERE THE RECLAIMED WINE BARRELS USED FOR? 

All of these barrels spent several years aging red wine in California or France. Now they’re available for another life: your project!

ARE THEY WATERTIGHT?

Most of these barrels are liquid tight, however because they dry out in the warehouse over time, we cannot guarantee water-tightness. Some barrels can be rehydrated to hold liquids, however and all barrels are sold “As Is”. 

ARE THEY HEAVY? HOW BIG ARE THEY?

They weigh about 100 pounds depending on how long they’ve been drying. They are made of 1" thick white American oak, made into staves and held together by steel bands on the outside. Dimensions are either 35” tall & 27.5" in diameter at mid-point, or 36.5" tall & 27" at mid-diamter. All barrels are approx.  22" in diameter at the top and bottom. They have a 59 or 60-gallon internal capacity.

IS THERE WINE STILL IN THEM?

No. All liquids have been drained out. They do have a wonderful aroma however, which makes them a great addition to your man-cave, BBQ smoker, or perhaps an enticing potpourri… how lovely! 

DO THE BARRELS HAVE ANY BRANDING OR LOGOS ON THEM?

Most have a small, painted label on the top or some writing indicating the age year they were filled and type of grape. For volume purchases, we cannot guarantee a particular “brand” or logo when you purchase. Please note that the barrels will have some staining from the emptying process. This can be sanded off or will fade over time if left in direct sunlight.

CAN YOU CUT THE BARRELS IN HALF FOR ME?

Yes, we cut barrels and have many on hand regularly. We can also do length-wise cut half barrels, but 24-hours notice is needed to make these. Our cutting fees are $15 for planter style, or $35 for lengthwise cradle cuts.

WHAT CAN USED WINE BARRELS BE REPURPOSED AS?

They have dozens of uses. Your creativity is the only limit! Here are some suggestions: planters or urban vegetable gardens, unique furniture (table, chairs, wine bottle holders, etc.), rainwater collection, bar top, liquor cabinet, use the slats to make home accessories, BBQ smoking wood/charcoal briquettes, cut longwise and make into a baby cradle, decorations for your “vintage” themed wedding, cut a hole in the top and turn into a dog kennel, wood flooring, or whatever your creativity can dream up. Have a great repurpose idea for these oak whiskey barrels? Share it HERE.

DO YOU RENT BARRELS FOR SPECIAL EVENTS?

Yes! We maintain a special inventory for wedding and event rentals. Former whiskey barrels are great accents to a rustic-themed wedding or celebration. Rental pricing is for pickup. Delivery can be arranged for a reasonable fee.

WHERE CAN I GET MY OAK WINE BARRELS?

Our Repurpose Lab is located at 36 WEST FAYETTE AVE, UNIT 1, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84101 (970 South, between Main and West Temple). We are available Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm. 

HOW CAN I PAY? WHAT ABOUT VOLUME PURCHASES?

We prefer cash but also accept debit/check cards, and all major credit cards. Please call about discounts on volume purchases and to ensure inventory.  Local sales tax will be applied.

WHY BUY SPENT WINE BARRELS FROM YOU INSTEAD OF ELSEWHERE? 

BUY LOCAL – You’ll support a small Utah company, not an Amazonian-sized corporation.

BETTER VALUE – You’ll pay less than what you can get them for elsewhere, guaranteed!

MORE USES – Bought whole, they can be cut to the size you need, or transformed into some other creative function. 

BACKGROUND – These barrels have unique stories and make great conversation starters. Besides, e-barrels are so 2010.

HELP THE ENVIRONMENT – This material would otherwise go to the landfill or wood chipper. Repurposing keeps our planet greener by eliminating landfill waste and the energy needed to make a new item with the same usefulness. Plus, they’re biodegradable (thanks Nature!)

 

More questions? Email or call us now at: (801) 478-6843. We look forward to helping you!

 

We are always looking for new, unique, and different materials to reclaim and repurpose from industrial, manufacturing, and commercial businesses. Whether they are used, spent, expired, mistakes, obsolete, byproducts, excess, overstock, trash, factory seconds, blemished, scrap, returns, end of life, cancelled orders, or otherwise unwanted, contact us today to find out what landfill alternatives are available to you!