Early in 2009 we were in Sonoma for the beautiful wedding of Sean and Hollis and saw really cool candle holders made from the sections of wine barrels. So a few months ago hubby bought two wine barrels from the Carlton Winemakers Studio in Oregon (thanks to Tom and France!)and he set out to making his own. Taking apart the barrels was tougher than expected. The rings are all that hold the staves together, but they are held into place by pretty tough tacks. Once he pulled the tacks and tapped all the rings off, the barrel just fell into pieces. It was pretty cool.
We thought they were so cool that we've decided to try our hand at etsy. Take a look at the shop and tell us what you think. If you like, post a comment here.
He bought a 2-inch drill bit and drilled a place holder for each of the candle holders. Then sanded and stained the top of the wood to make it shiny. The bottom is a beautiful red wine stain, all natural, of course!