All of these barrels spent several years aging red wine in California or France. Some were reused for aging unique, low-volume fine spirits. Now they’re available for another life: your project!
Most of these barrels are not liquid tight, because they dry out in the warehouse over time. Some barrels can be rehydrated to hold liquids, however, and all barrels are sold *As Is*.
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. Most barrel dimensions are 36.5" tall & 28" at mid-diameter, but we occasionally have some which are around 35” tall & a bit wider at mid-point. All barrels are approx. 22" in diameter at the top and bottom. They have a 59 or 60-gallon internal capacity.
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!
Most have a small, printed or branded label on the lids 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.
Yes, we cut barrels and have some planter halves on hand occasionally. We can also do length-wise cut half barrels, but 24-hours notice is needed to make these. Our cutting fees are $20 for planter style, or $40 for lengthwise cradle cuts. We can also power wash them for $20, remove lids for $15 each, screw bands securely for $20, and exterior stain the whole barrel for $40 (which includes power washing and screwing).
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.
Unfortunately, no, we no longer have barrels available for rent.
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 open Monday through Friday from 9am to 6pm.
We accept debit/check cards, all major credit cards, and cash. Please call about discounts on volume purchases and to ensure inventory. Local sales tax will be applied. 1% discount for cash.
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!)
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!