Wine Barrel Wine Stopper

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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.
oak wine barrel staves, stainless steel cone
Erika Kendra
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

March 05, 2013 04:45:34 PM

We're big wine fans here at UncommonGoods, and we love products with unique reclaimed materials stories, so this beautiful bottle stopper by Erika Kendra stopped us in our tracks. Don't keep your feedback bottled up, tell us what you love about this design!


March 06, 2013 02:44:08 PM

Turning something into something else - beautiful.

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March 06, 2013 04:16:40 PM

what a great idea to stopper a wine bottle with a wine barrel!

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March 06, 2013 07:21:16 PM

not my style

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March 07, 2013 12:13:50 AM

Neat idea.

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March 07, 2013 03:28:20 PM

It's been done before.

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March 07, 2013 04:45:53 PM

Very cool! I'd buy it!

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March 08, 2013 09:33:32 AM

ALL bottle stoppers with this type stopper always pop off. Not impressed at all.

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March 08, 2013 09:51:30 AM

I love the idea of not only reclaimed materials,but of Erika Kendra's unique idea of re-purposing a wine barrel to a wine stopper! Such a unique and common thread. Good job Erica :)

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March 08, 2013 11:09:33 AM

Love that Erika found a uniquie use for old wine barrels rather than a planter!

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March 08, 2013 01:38:24 PM

fun. great craftsmanship. unique gift idea.

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March 09, 2013 01:40:18 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship. I love it.

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March 11, 2013 05:58:45 PM

We are always using wine stoppers and love the look of natural wood. I'll keep looking to for these when they go on sale. Good luck with your venture.

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March 11, 2013 11:46:16 PM

Who actually uses wine stoppers? There are but a few glasses of wine in a bottle, let alone if one is entertaining any number of guests. I have piles of wine stoppers I've never used even once. This is beautiful woodworking, just wish you would think to apply it in a different way.

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March 12, 2013 12:42:02 AM

Could you do other shapes?

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March 12, 2013 09:58:03 AM

I have seen this everywhere

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March 12, 2013 10:00:24 AM

Renee: Yep, I make lots of different shapes, out of lots of different woods.

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March 12, 2013 05:28:07 PM

Looks Great! Nice Job Well Done!

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March 12, 2013 07:55:19 PM

We would use the heck out of that in the Pack household! If you have anymore, send one to Houston! Cheers!

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March 13, 2013 10:06:59 PM

nothing new.

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March 13, 2013 11:06:02 PM

Very generic looking.

thanks for commenting