Wine Barrel Table With Storage Inside


power sander (belt sander, or orbital)

measuring tape

chalk box


jig saw

pocket hole jig (I borrowed one from a friend), or a biscuit jointer

stain (I used English Chestnut 233)


Step 1: Cut Barrel in Half

You must measure and find the middle of your barrel at both ends then pop a snap line vertically, intentionally trying to urge all the simplest parts of the barrel you would like on one side (such because the least damage and therefore the bung hole, yes that is what its called). you want to now drill a hole and drill a screw into the metal bands on each side of the snap line in order that the bands to not spring off when cut and therefore the barrel falls apart. next follow this line as best you’ll with a saber saw with a metal blade until barrel is separated. Use ratchet straps to stay the barrel together tightly. NOTE: when drilling the holes at the highest and bottom of the barrel where the disk is, attempt to not drill directly into this disk in order that a bolt with a nut can connect and hold the confederate . See step 4 for instance .

Step 2: Sand, Sand, Sand!

This is the foremost simple but time consuming a part of the build, though it’s extremely satisfying to ascertain the rust and dirt come off of a gorgeous barrel. i might recommend a handheld belt sander for this step to require off the foremost in no time , I actually did it with an orbital sander with around 60 grit paper i think , it just took most day. begin just one band at a time when doing this to urge every inch and put it back on after your past that section.

Step 3: Stain Barrel and Paint Bands

One of the foremost beautiful steps to all or any woodworking projects is that the staining, and that is no exception here. I took off all the bands but the outer two and just tried to urge as little stain on them as possible while wiping off stain that does touch the bands. While the bands are began I spray painted them black, put the middle ones on after the stain had dried, then took the outer two off and spray painted them.

Step 4: Reconnecting Metal Bands With Bolts.

After everything was dry I painted the heads of chrome steel bolts black and drilled the holes that my screws were during a bit bigger in order that the bolts would slot in and hold everything together. NOTE: remember the tip on step 1, I didn’t believe how i might connect my bolt and nut on when drilling my hole so remember to possess the opening lower so you’ll connect a nut from the opposite side.

Step 5: Cut Legs for Barrel.

For me, this was the foremost intimidating step of the entire process. you want to find an outsized , thick chunk of wood which will elevate your table around 10″ off the bottom , it depends on how you would like it. on behalf of me this sort of wood was very hard to seek out thanks to where I live, also the wood was slightly cupped but it figured out fine. I placed the slab on the table and set my barrel on top of it, tracing out the half circle shape. There are many various ways to try to to this that i might probably recommend over this, this just looked the foremost simple. Then cut out your markings with a jig saw. and placed on . I then put the table standing up love it will when its done and screwed the legs to the barrel from the within of the barrel.

Step 6: Add Middle Support and Footers.

I got a piece of oak from Lowes and cut it to fit in the center for support and screwed it in from the outside. I also ripped a piece of wood that is barely wider than the legs and about an inch longer, then cut a 35 degree angle for looks, this is optional.

Step 7: Make Table Top

I used pine and pocket joined them together to an equivalent length because the barrel but with a 1″ extra width for grip when opening the table. I don’t actually own a pocket hole jig but borrowed one from a lover this will even be through with a biscuit jointer. i might not recommend using pine like I did because it’ll get quite splotchy when staining, but it’s an inexpensive wood if you’re on a budget. I finished by staining it then putting about 4 coats of polyurethane.

Step 8: Create Frame

I had pieces of wood that was about 4 inches wide and that i made it in order that it had been an equivalent width and length because the thickest and longest a part of the barrel. I connected the rectangle frame along side the pocket hole jig. i might attach this frame with finishing nails but my air tank stopped working, (no because of me dropping it the last time I used it) so I had to only settle and screw it on with four screws. I put about 3 coats of polyurethane to end it.

Step 9: Add Hinges, Support Arm, and Details

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