DIY & Inspo

How to remove barrel char

Let’s not beat around the bush here. While we love the authentic, rustic nature of used whiskey and bourbon barrels, they can be a bit messy.  One of the primary culprits of this mess is the char on the inside of the barrel. Open one up and you’ll see what...

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How to Break Down a Whiskey or Wine Barrel

The number of DIY projects you can tackle with a reclaimed, white oak barrel is practically limitless. Staves, heads and rings are perfect when crafting one-of-a-kind furniture and decor. But what’s the best way to go about taking the barrel apart so you can actually use those parts? You could...

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How to extend the life of your barrel

Nobody wants a home decor barrel that looks like it’s about to fall apart. Luckily, barrels are fairly sturdy and can hold up against outdoor conditions for quite some time.  But – and there’s always a but, right? – everything has a lifespan.  Barrels are held together only with pressure....

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How to care for your guestbook barrel head

Many people will tell you that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your entire life – and possibly the biggest day you’ve experienced to that point.  It’s true that weddings are key, unforgettable moments in our lives. Most brides, grooms, their friends and their family...

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How to hang your barrel head

Whether it’s for your man cave, she shed, home bar or business, personalized barrel heads are beautiful, unique decor pieces that truly stand out anywhere you hang them on display.  At Midwest Barrel Co., we offer many different customization options that range from pre-designed graphics to totally customized artwork. All...

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How to care for your decor barrel

So, you’ve got a barrel that you want to keep looking nice. We’re here for that – and we’re here to help. While we think all authentic barrels look great in their own way, we understand that appearance and condition are even more important when it comes to decor and...

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