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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