It’s not easy being a DIY-er. You find a way to use almost anything to make something completely new. Your mind is always active, coming up with super cool and creative DIY ideas, which is why we say, it’s not easy being a DIY-er! We’re sure you’re wondering what to do with whiskey barrels that are stacked in your garage. However, you’ve come to just the right place if you can’t think of any out-of-the-box ideas to use old whiskey barrels. We’ll tell you what to do with whiskey barrels – and leave you astounded with our cool ideas!
You can use whiskey barrels two ways; either use the barrels as is or dismantle them and use their wood planks to create new decorative or functional pieces. Let’s have a look at some of the most creative ways to use old whiskey barrels.
What to Do with Whiskey Barrels – 10 Most Creative Ideas
1. Whiskey Barrel Rocking Chair
You can use the curved wood planks of a whiskey barrel to make a rocking chair. The rugged and rustic appearance of a whiskey barrel will make the perfect chair for the outdoors. You can set it out on your porch and relax at the end of a long tiring day.
2. Outdoor Coffee Table
There’s always a need for outdoor seating where you can enjoy an evening snack or late-night coffee. However, choosing the ideal outdoor furniture is quite challenging, considering the fact that the furniture has to be resistant to weather elements. However, a coffee table made from old whiskey barrels will make the perfect coffee table – rogue, rustic, and aesthetically appealing!
Whiskey barrels make excellent planters. Simply fill the barrels with the soil mix and plant your favorite plant varieties. The depth of the barrel will provide plenty of space for the roots to grow and spread. You’ll be surprised to see how well plants thrive when grown in a whiskey barrel.
4. Outdoor Trash Bin
If you’re into hosting outdoor BBQs frequently, you may find this idea practical and useful. Convert a whiskey barrel into a trash bin. Simply line the inner side of the barrel with a large trash bag and pop all the dirty plates and glasses into it. Pull out the trash bag when it’s full and replace it with a new one. Convenient! Apart from convenience, a whiskey barrel trash bin will not be an eyesore to your landscape like a regular trash bin.
5. Repurposed Wine Rack
You can also use old whiskey barrels to make a repurposed wine rack. It won’t be difficult for you if you’re an avid DIY-er and have got the right tools. It involves some cutting, drilling, and hammering, which won’t be a problem for you. A repurposed wine rack looks absolutely gorgeous and can be kept indoors and outdoors.
6. Fire Pit
This DIY idea is just the right one for you if you’re someone who enjoys late-night romantic conversations under the open sky, hosts outdoor parties often, or simply like to spend time outdoors. You can set a fire pit atop a whiskey barrel and place it anywhere in your yard without worrying about the fire damaging the floor or surrounding plants.
7. Pet Bed
We all love our pets and try to provide them as much comfort as we do for ourselves. If you’re still wondering what to do with whiskey barrels, this idea might just be it. Convert an old whiskey barrel into a comfortable bed for your beloved pet dog or cat. Fill it up with a super comfortable foam. You’ll be surprised at how gorgeous it’ll look. You can place the pet bed by your side while you enjoy some relaxing time on your porch or while you enjoy a movie night with your family!
8. Mirror Frame
You can dislodge a whiskey barrel and use the circular base as a mirror frame for your farmhouse-style home. The natural wood texture of the wine barrel will make the perfect mirror frame that’ll leave people asking where you got that mirror frame from!
9. Serving Tray
Who said you’ve got to use the whiskey barrel as a whole? You can always dislodge its wood panels and use each part as you like. You can use the round base to make a gorgeous serving tray. Wooden serving trays look a class apart and are equally costly. However, you can make a wooden serving tray without spending a single penny using your old whiskey barrel!
10. Wine Rack
The wood planks used to make a whiskey barrel aren’t straight but slightly curved, which gives the barrel its characteristic shape. You can use the curved wood plank to make a vertical wine rack. All you’ve got to do is drill holes into the wood in the size that fits the bottleneck of a wine bottle.
There’s not a single answer to your question of what to do with whiskey barrels because the possibilities are endless. You can use the whiskey barrel in so many creative ways. However, if you still let the whiskey barrels be on their own in your garage, it’s a shame because you’re missing out on plenty of DIY ideas!
Looking for more ways to give a rustic feel to your living space? Check out this article on how to make a Modern Farmhouse Landscape.