If you are looking for a cool project this spring then a wine barrel cabinet just might be perfect for you. Re-purposing items is a great way to save money, save items from the landfill and create a conversational piece that can last a lifetime. If you were motivated enough it would also be a great addition to an etsy store for a little extra added income.
Acquire a Barrel
Sand it down
Re-stain with your choice of finish
Build a drink rest
Cut door opening
Add shelving, this one will hold wine bottles
Add glass racks and LED lighting
Corks and glass to finish the top
Mount your doors with hinges
You can see the complete tutorial at the following link. Good luck with your project.
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