You can buy furniture made from new, pristine barrels... but why would you?
Eli designs and builds custom furniture made from recycled, used whiskey barrels. Each with their own special characteristics. The barrels are cleaned and sealed but otherwise unchanged. Colors will range from light tan to dark brown. Most still retain the burn marks from when the barrel was charred for flavoring.
Construction begins with a whole 53 gal. barrel, a cut barrel or individual barrel staves. He then incorporates solid hardwoods of quartersawn white oak, natural hickory or burnt hickory.
When Eli started his business, he designed pub style tables, bars and stools. Soon his imagination took him to specialty cabinets, wine racks, benches, occasional tables, vanities and even dog beds.
We look forward to what he will design next.