Erika says: I love the idea of turning something into something else. I had a wine barrel sitting in my shop for over a year waiting to be turned into planter boxes, when the idea hit me to use the beautiful oak for something different.
With a lot of wine-drinking friends, I figured what better than to make a wine bottle stopper out of an actual wine barrel... which led me to the shape and design of a miniature wine barrel made out of an actual wine barrel.
During the laminating process, I was careful to not remove too much so that I could maintain the dark color. The red line at the seam is the actual wine that has soaked into the oak.