Create a Unique Wine Enclave with Reclaimed Wine Barrels – Wine Room Ideas

Reclaimed wood components from retired wine barrels are often used as flooring products because of their strength and enduring quality, as well as the timeless appeal and nostalgic vibe they bring to a custom wine room.

The combination of barrelhead stamps, hoop markings, infusions, and stave pieces of various widths and lengths provide a distinct appearance to a wine room, and bring the magic of wine country a little bit closer to home.

Because of these natural and distinctive wine barrel features, no two wine rooms will have the same reclaimed wine barrel flooring design.

The tongue and groove method is used in joining the floorboards made from retired wine barrels together, as this reduces the amount of nailing and gluing.

Tongue and groove joints create a single flat surface, by securely fastening two flat pieces together.  The tongue and groove feature builds a woodworking joint that is durable, strong, and aesthetically pleasing.

Wine Barrel Head Carvings

Another creative wine cellar design element that can be fashioned out of retired wine barrels is wine barrel head carvings.  Although the whole wine barrel can be carved, the barrel end is most commonly used in wine barrel carving.

Wine Barrel Head Carvings

Wine Barrel Head Carvings

Carvings on wine barrels can depict a variety of themes and subjects, such as a coat of arms, landscapes, company logos, animal forms, vineyards, fruits, and even personal designs, by clients.

The wine barrel head is about 24 inches in diameter, and it includes a depth of four inches of surrounding hoops and staves.  After cutting off the barrel end, it is then dismantled, refurbished, and reassembled with polyurethane glue, for added durability and strength.

A round plywood backing is also glued into a recessed area of the piece, to provide structural integrity.  The steel hoops are reconditioned and restored to their original glory through hammering out any dents and applying a fresh coat of ‘hammered silver’ paint.

Wine barrel head carvings are heirloom quality works of art that are guaranteed to last a lifetime.  This wine inspired wood art can be mounted on wine cellar walls, hung in an entryway, or placed on counters or tabletops.

The addition of wine barrel carvings in a custom wine room enhances its beauty and adds a personalized look to the space.

Reclaimed Wine Barrel Countertops and Wine Racks

Wine Barrel Countertops for Wine Cellars

Wine Barrel Countertops for Wine Cellars

There are a number of materials used in wine rack construction, but all pale in comparison to wine racking solutions constructed from authentic reclaimed wine barrels.  Wine racks made from old barrels display an attractive, curvy appearance, and showcase the markings that make them unique and strikingly gorgeous.

Matching reclaimed wine barrel countertops adds a distinctive feature and functionality to a wine cellar space.  Beautifully handcrafted countertops serve as an area for serving and decanting wines, and at the same time increase the aesthetic appeal of a custom wine enclave.

Incorporating recycled wine barrel products into wine cellar designs not only creates a one of a kind wine storage environment, but also promotes sustainability.  Reusing this unique resource yields wood products that are stylish, functional, and very eco-friendly.

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars is one of the foremost wine cellar builders and wine cellar design experts, and offers reclaimed wine barrel products and installation services.  They have completed several wine cellar projects involving the installation of reclaimed wine barrel flooring and countertops.

They also have clients who asked for the addition of wine barrel head carvings depicting their personally requested barrel head design.  The wine barrel head carvings they offer are creations of the skillful Peter Forbes.

Contact Coastal Custom Wine Cellars now, to get started with your reclaimed wine barrel installation project.


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