May 1, 2015

Whisky Barrel Furniture

Whisky Barrel Furniture

I love making furniture out of whisky barrels and wine barrels. For instance, the DIY Whisky Barrel Coffee Table and the DIY Wine Barrel Shelf with a Push Pin Travel Map are two projects I made last year.

A question I've been getting is if there is anything a DIY'er can make to look like parts of a barrel since they are expensive and not easy to find.

Thus, the idea for a tutorial on how to build a whisky barrel / wine barrel top was born. This DIY Whisky Barrel Lazy Susan is super easy and affordable to make. I did use oak which was more expensive then pine, but I was happy with my decision. Since barrels are typically made out of oak I wanted this barrel top to look just like the real thing.

A few photos are shown of the finished project in this post. The complete tutorial can be found over at Ryobi Nation. I'm going to be doing a number of fun projects this year in collaboration with Ryobi Nation and am very excited about it. They have a ton of ideas and how to's on their site and I'd recommend checking it out when you need some more DIY inspiration!

This project is made out of 1×4 and 1×3 boards, along with a small piece of plywood and a lazy susan.

Step-1-CutsMaking a circle to look like a whisky barrel top.

step3clamp-boardsUsing a Kreg Jig to attach the boards

step7pocketholesUsing a jigsaw to cut out the shape of the barrel top.

step8JigSawA router is used to bevel the edges.

step10routeA lazy susan and wood base are added.

step16rubberpadsThe new whisky barrel lazy susan in action!



The complete tutorial can be found over at Ryobi Nation. Please check it out for the measurements and more information about building this project.

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