French Oak Barrel / Water Butt / Garden Table / Feature

Oak Wine Barrel

  • £115.00 each
  • Product Code
  • BAR001
All prices exclude delivery
Product Summary
  • Genuine oak wine barrel
  • Highest quality - decommissioned after just one season
  • Attractive, clean, light French Oak
  • Good match for high-grade decking areas
  • Water-tight - complete with bung
  • 225 litre capacity
  • Suitable for use as a water butt
Dimensions & Weight
  • Height: 95cm
  • Width: 69cm
  • Depth: 69cm
  • Weight: 30kg
Further Information
Oak Barrels made from local oak have been used in France for centuries to store and age wine, given the oak and vanilla overtones they impart. Our barrels are sourced from a selection of high end vineyards, including one operated by Remy Martin, where they are only used for one season before being decommissioned and imported to the UK. They have a capacity of 225 litres, (just under 50 imperial gallons), and were produced using high grade Oak from the surrounding regions. Only 5% of an Oak Tree is deemed of good enough quality to produce wine barrels. Their light look makes them perfect for sitting on a decking area. Finishes/colours may vary slightly as these are produced from natural materials. Our barrels can be utilised again in the brewing process for wine or cider, or as garden ornaments. They also make excellent furniture/tables for pubs and pub gardens.
Maintenance
Oak can darken and silver through time and the effects of weathering. This process will, however, take a while and can be prevented/delayed through regular pressure washing. Alternatively, a protective oil/sealant can be applied to the barrels. Please note: barrels are stored outside, so may arrive more weathered then pictured.
Conversion Process
They are also particularly suitable for conversion to a water butt. Water butts are extremely environmentally friendly. Rainwater is ideal for use in any garden; it’s not subject to a hose-pipe ban, it’s free, natural and organic. For an additional £25, we can carry out all the necessary work for conversion to a water butt. We will supply a tap and cut the hole it fits into near the base of the barrel. We will also drill an 80mm hole in the top to take a standard downpipe, (other sizes on request). To purchase a Barrel converted to a Water Butt please see "Converted Oak Wine Barrel" under the Barrels & Water Butts category.
Barrels: Finishing Touches & Colour
Because our barrels are sourced from a number of high end vineyards, they feature a variety of finishing touches. All are based around a core design that include standard, hand curved staves and metal bands, but finishing specifications do differ. These include willow bands to top and bottom, supporting braces to both faces and vineyard specific markings. Some are daubed with red paint around the bilge to indicate the colour of wine their batch contains. All barrels start out light in colour, but as with any timber product, will silver over time. The colour of your barrel will depend on how long it has been in our stock. Barrels can be restored through pressure washing, sanding and/or the use of oxalic acid if required. A coat of Danish Oil can delay the weathering process.
Associated Products Converted Oak Wine Barrel
£137.50 each
Oak Wine Half Barrel Planter
£62.50 each
Oak Wine Barrel Table
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