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Shown here is a richly carved "tenth barrel" head with sculpted rope border and the "Mincke" text has the burnt umber glaze. The tenth wine barrel carvings include about 4-5 inches of surrounding hoops and staves. The "tenth barrel" configuration also makes a perfect table top when mounted on a stand made of barrel staves or cast iron. You can display your custom barrel head carving as authentic wall decor, on one of our optional table stands as a tasting table, or on an optonal portable tabletop easel. Select from the option list to add legs or easel to this order.
Wine barrel carvings make an impressive statement. They are equally at home in a tasting room or office, as they are over a fireplace or bar. They are made from the finest, hand-selected authentic French Oak wine barrels, thoroughly re-conditioned, beautifully carved, then stained, sealed, and lacquered to bring out the natural beauty of the wood. The barrel heads are constructed from solid 1+ inch thick, quarter-sawn oak, which results in the most stunning look when deeply carved and finished with a fine-furniture grade finish.
After being sawed off from the barrel, each head must be disassembled and glued together so that cracks don’t open up as the large flat head expands and contracts with changing moisture content. A round plywood backing is glued into a recess milled around the back inside perimeter to give the piece maximum strength and durability. Hoops are reconditioned and painted (typically with one of the new “hammered metallic” finishes) to restore the like-new look.
Some of the winieries the barrels come from are Bridlewood Estate Winery, Presidio Winery, Epiphany Cellars, Hitching Post Winery, Sanford Winery and Tensely Winery. You can see the barrel heads with legs on display in the Bridlewood Tasting Room. Be sure to try their wonderful Viognier during your visit.
Your custom designed wine barrel head carving can be mounted on a variety of table stand options including 3 different height stands (20, 28, or 36 inch legs) made from carefully selected and matched barrel staves, with your choice of finish for great looks.
Wall mounting hardward included.