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Why We Use European Wine Barrels for our Barrel-Art Creations

posted at 2014-06-26 09:00:00


The Barrel Art creations we produce are made from the barrels of some of the best wine in the world. The vast majority of wine makers use European oak because of its unique nature and the flavor it imparts to the wine. This is so vitally important to wine connoisseurs around the world, as well as people interested in wine barrel furniture who want the look and feel of old world craftsmanship in their homes.

Because of the way wine is made, aged, and stored, the barrels have a fragrance that is almost as good as the taste would be. We found out that the wood selected for these barrels came only from trees that were at least 100 years old. This fine grained wood -- called Quercus robor from Vosges, Alliers, and Troncais -- is some of the most expensive wood because of its high demand.

This is exactly what we wanted due to its popularity fabricating for wine barrels. A very small amount of this wood is used from each tree for the barrels, as the rest is used on projects like flooring.  Because only six to seven seasons of wine making are done with each barrel, it's possible for our barrel furniture to have an almost unlimited source of quality reclaimed material with more available each season. This is something that continues to benefit both the client and us.

Why do we use European wine barrels for our Barrel-Art creations? We firmly believe they are the best, with the quality our clients are looking for in barrel furniture for the home. If you're ready to place a new, distinct focal point in the home, please contact us at Barrel-Art to view our selection of handmade furniture. 

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