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#1 Post by Alan Rath » September 16th, 2020, 6:29 pm

A new store front opened recently here in the south SF East Bay. As I was watching them build out, I had hopes it was going to be a wine bar ;) but turned out to be custom furniture made from wine barrels. No affiliation, just thought it might be of interest to folks here. I’m not sure if they ship, but worth checking in to if something catches your eye. Having seen the products up close, it’s some nice work.

https://www.enriquezbarrelscustombuilt.com/
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#2 Post by Christian Obermanns » September 16th, 2020, 7:01 pm

Looks awesome!

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#3 Post by Jim F » September 16th, 2020, 7:07 pm

Not to take anything away from this, but it reminds me of the Gilliams Winery and home....up on Spring Mountain when they were still operating. As I recall, the building was largely made out of old recycled redwood wine casks. They said they had a bee issue in the early years.....
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#4 Post by alan weinberg » September 17th, 2020, 1:50 pm

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Cool. Love the poolside chairs. Furniture would go well w my wine cellar flooring made of wine barrels.

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#5 Post by David Baum » September 17th, 2020, 11:40 pm

One of my friends pushed into retirement prematurely has been doing this down in. San Diego as well. Gonna have him make me a few of the Adirondack chairs

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#6 Post by Joe B » September 18th, 2020, 5:41 am

There are a few pieces in there that I would not mind owning.
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#7 Post by Brian Tuite » September 18th, 2020, 6:23 am

There’s a guy out on Hwy 12 about 1/3 mile East of Melita Rd in Santa Rosa does this as well. Has a large display in his yard along the Hwy.
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#8 Post by DavidFrankil » September 18th, 2020, 10:44 am

We've had this handcrafted wine barrel furniture in our 'wine room' for a couple of years - just sold them as we are downsizing.

They are well-built, look great, are sturdy, and reasonably-priced - https://www.timberhomefurnishings.com/p ... le-set-795.

They deliver directly to PA-NJ-DE-MD-DC-Northern VA - mentions other options available too.
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#9 Post by Mel Knox » September 18th, 2020, 10:49 am

I got a rocking chair made from staves and it is great.
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#10 Post by Mel Knox » September 18th, 2020, 11:03 am

There was a guy named Whit McLeod who made toilet seat covers out of barrel heads. I am worried that Whit is very ill or no longer with us.

Anyway you put the seat up and there was the logo of your favorite cooper...or least favorite if you preferred. I thought about getting some for Jean and Noelle Francois but I couldn t decide whether i should give them Taransaud and Seguin Moreau seats or one with their company name.
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#11 Post by Jeff_M. » September 18th, 2020, 11:21 am

I have Jack Daniel's rocking chairs made from barrels on my front porch. Some great wood work out there.
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#12 Post by John Morris » September 18th, 2020, 11:22 am

Mel Knox wrote:
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I got a rocking chair made from staves and it is great.
www.winebarrelchairs.com
Wow. With the cupholder equivalent for the rocking chair wine set!
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#13 Post by John Morris » September 18th, 2020, 11:24 am

Alan Rath wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 6:29 pm
A new store front opened recently here in the south SF East Bay. As I was watching them build out, I had hopes it was going to be a wine bar ;) but turned out to be custom furniture made from wine barrels. No affiliation, just thought it might be of interest to folks here. I’m not sure if they ship, but worth checking in to if something catches your eye. Having seen the products up close, it’s some nice work.

https://www.enriquezbarrelscustombuilt.com/
With the exception of the pool chairs, I thought these were utterly tacky. They look like what I'd expect to see in a new winery founded by the wealthy founder of an auto parts chain and named for his dog, where the best thing you could say about the winery was that the view from the deck is stunning.
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#14 Post by Keith Levenberg » September 18th, 2020, 11:59 am

John Morris wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 11:24 am
Alan Rath wrote:
September 16th, 2020, 6:29 pm
A new store front opened recently here in the south SF East Bay. As I was watching them build out, I had hopes it was going to be a wine bar ;) but turned out to be custom furniture made from wine barrels. No affiliation, just thought it might be of interest to folks here. I’m not sure if they ship, but worth checking in to if something catches your eye. Having seen the products up close, it’s some nice work.

https://www.enriquezbarrelscustombuilt.com/
With the exception of the pool chairs, I thought these were utterly tacky. They look like what I'd expect to see in a new winery founded by the wealthy founder of an auto parts chain and named for his dog, where the best thing you could say about the winery was that the view from the deck is stunning.
Don't be so harsh. Some of them can really complete the room if you have a wagon wheel coffee table.


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#15 Post by AndyK » September 18th, 2020, 11:59 am

John Morris wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 11:24 am
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September 16th, 2020, 6:29 pm
A new store front opened recently here in the south SF East Bay. As I was watching them build out, I had hopes it was going to be a wine bar ;) but turned out to be custom furniture made from wine barrels. No affiliation, just thought it might be of interest to folks here. I’m not sure if they ship, but worth checking in to if something catches your eye. Having seen the products up close, it’s some nice work.

https://www.enriquezbarrelscustombuilt.com/
With the exception of the pool chairs, I thought these were utterly tacky. They look like what I'd expect to see in a new winery founded by the wealthy founder of an auto parts chain and named for his dog, where the best thing you could say about the winery was that the view from the deck is stunning.
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You usually have good taste, Alan, what happened? neener
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#16 Post by Alan Rath » September 18th, 2020, 1:17 pm

What the hell? It’s a small family business, the quality looks good to me. Some of the pieces aren’t things I’d own for myself, but if I had a pool, or a big entertaining patio, or a wine room, there are a number that would be fun to have. I posted because I wanted to share with a group likely to be interested, and to support a small business. If it doesn’t appeal to you, maybe just move on?
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#17 Post by John Morris » September 18th, 2020, 1:58 pm

Alan Rath wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 1:17 pm
What the hell? It’s a small family business, the quality looks good to me. Some of the pieces aren’t things I’d own for myself, but if I had a pool, or a big entertaining patio, or a wine room, there are a number that would be fun to have. I posted because I wanted to share with a group likely to be interested, and to support a small business. If it doesn’t appeal to you, maybe just move on?
Your only chance of redeeming yourself, Alan, is to send us interior pictures of your own home. And all I can say, is it better look tasteful.
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#18 Post by Alan Rath » September 18th, 2020, 2:08 pm

John Morris wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 1:17 pm
What the hell? It’s a small family business, the quality looks good to me. Some of the pieces aren’t things I’d own for myself, but if I had a pool, or a big entertaining patio, or a wine room, there are a number that would be fun to have. I posted because I wanted to share with a group likely to be interested, and to support a small business. If it doesn’t appeal to you, maybe just move on?
Your only chance of redeeming yourself, Alan, is to send us interior pictures of your own home. And all I can say, is it better look tasteful.
Lol, i get enough grief for the outside of my house, you think I’m going to post pictures of the inside? neener

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#19 Post by John Morris » September 18th, 2020, 2:47 pm

Clever. That way you probably are never asked to host wine events.
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#20 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » September 18th, 2020, 3:28 pm

Some super fugly shit, but this could be our Berserker throne:

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#21 Post by Robert.A.Jr. » September 18th, 2020, 3:30 pm

And to think for years we’ve relying on Alan’s tasting notes, only to learn that he hath no taste!

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#22 Post by Oliver McCrum » September 18th, 2020, 3:41 pm

Beppe Rinaldi used to have a chair in his tasting room made of barrique staves. There was a sign on it that said 'This is the best use for barriques.'
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#23 Post by Paul Miller » September 18th, 2020, 3:53 pm

The last time we did Sonoma, there were a couple of wineries that had some really nice furniture.

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#24 Post by Alan Rath » September 18th, 2020, 3:58 pm

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
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And to think for years we’ve relying on Alan’s tasting notes, only to learn that he hath no taste!
Wasn’t so much for me, or my tiny, overpriced SF Bay house, I just thought a country squire should have one of these for his pool boy to rest cocktails on when his hands are otherwise occupied neener

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In all seriousness, this barrel table is pretty cool, for the right setting.
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#25 Post by Michael Martin » September 18th, 2020, 4:03 pm

I’ve seen furniture made from pallets too. Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.

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#26 Post by Mark Golodetz » September 18th, 2020, 4:16 pm

Around 2000, Chateau Palmer was offering some gorgeous tables made from the large foudres that was being decommissioned. Pricing I seem remember was ludicrous, until you realized the 1945 and 1961 were vinified using those staves.
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#27 Post by John Morris » September 18th, 2020, 4:30 pm

Alan Rath wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 3:58 pm
In all seriousness, this barrel table is pretty cool, for the right setting.
Which would be?

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#28 Post by Alan Rath » September 18th, 2020, 4:30 pm

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#29 Post by Alan Rath » September 18th, 2020, 4:33 pm

John Morris wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 4:30 pm
Alan Rath wrote:
September 18th, 2020, 3:58 pm
In all seriousness, this barrel table is pretty cool, for the right setting.
Which would be?

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#30 Post by John Morris » September 20th, 2020, 1:59 pm

It has been pointed out to me that I had one thing wrong here:
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With the exception of the pool chairs, I thought these were utterly tacky. They look like what I'd expect to see in a new winery founded by the wealthy founder of an auto parts chain and named for his [insert: daughter by his third wife] [delete: dog], where the best thing you could say about the winery was that the view from the deck is stunning.
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#31 Post by Alan Rath » September 20th, 2020, 2:04 pm

Todd, can i ask you to delete this thread. I only posted because I thought it might interest some folks, and to support a small, local, family business. I’d rather it not show up if someone outside this community happens to google the business.
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