HAND MADE CUSTOM FURNITURE
Just like people, our barrels are unique, we take pride in this by handcrafting each statement piece of furniture. This is not just any furniture, this is BarreledOver eco-friendly but still beautiful, tactile, planet positive and sustainable furniture.
For the discerning buyer who is looking for something unique and different. We create each piece ensuring that your order is bespoke and exquisitely designed pieces of furniture.
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How BarreledOver Started
Barreled Over began in the year 2020 as we all know Covid 19 was at the forefront of everyone’s life. Covid-19 robbed me of my father suddenly and unexpectedly.
My father used to grow, cultivate, and show his own Fuchsias, he travelled all over the country giving talks and winning trophies. He also had a healthy fondness for whiskey and on every special occasion I would buy him a special bottle.
When he passed away, I felt I had lost everything, and I had no way of properly having a memorial due to the virus restrictions. I wanted to do something just for me, I acquired a whisky barrel with the intention of planting one of his own Fuchsias in it. All his grandchildren had a Fuchsia named after them.
I cut the barrel in half and started experimenting with a simple design as a practice piece and it came out so well I was asked to make another one on social media. It has barrel-rolled from there. When I am making these barrels I believe my dad is watching and chuckling away. So for me it has been the start of a healing process. I know he would be so proud of the idea of making handcrafted furniture from Whisky barrels.
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The Quercus alba or white oak, more commonly known as American oak, is used in the production of Bourbon barrels. Utilizing trees that are at least 90 years old is a common and accepted practise. The cellular structure has bubble-like cell structures within it called tyloses. These tyloses bulge into the cavities of the xylem, which is the tube of moisture-conducting cells, and prevent water from moving through the system. Because of the tyloses, the wood is extremely impermeable to water, even when cut into thinner staves, making it ideal for the production of barrels using machinery. Before the United States took over the market with machine-produced oak casks on a scale that had never been seen before, European oak casks that were hand-cooperated maintained their dominant position until the beginning of the twentieth century. Bourbon Barrels are more commonly used in our furniture.
Made in the Madeira Islands, which are located off the coast of Portugal, madeira is a fortified wine that is very similar to port. During the time period known as the Age of Exploration, Madeira served as a common stopping point for ships on their way to the Americas. A trace amount of brandy or neutral spirit was added to the container of their wine so that it would not go bad. It was observed by sailors that after long journeys at sea, the wine would “cook” in the lower decks of the ship, and the flavours would transform. When a shipment of wine from Madeira that had been returned after a round trip due to unsold inventory made the producers of the wine there aware of this fact. Even in modern times, the wines are warmed, but now with the assistance of modern technology. Madeira Barrels are the least commonly used barrels for BarreledOver furniture.
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