Do It Yourself

Repurpose our barrels for your next at-home project

SHOP DECOR BARRELS SHOP BARREL PARTS

You can’t get more authentic than this

Whether it's for an industrial inspired bedroom or building out your bourbon room, our barrels are the premium go-to for your next project.

Ready to get your hands dirty?

The big box stores took care of all the basics for your home project, but now it’s time for the finishing touches. If you’re ready to go beyond average, roll up your sleeves and get to work building your next masterpiece. All genuine wine and whiskey barrels are each truly original, meaning no two are ever completely alike. Using reclaimed barrel wood will offer varying shapes, warm depths of weathered wood and rustic metal bands. Each unique piece you construct is sure to be a statement piece for any room or event.

DIY DONE RIGHT

These barrels may be retired from aging bourbon and fine wines but they are still up to the task for great projects.

You’ve come to the right place to create a damn good project. With a little bit of creativity and handiwork, you can upcycle retired wine and whiskey barrels into endless projects. Whole barrels or barrel components like staves, heads, and hoops can be used for gardening, building furniture, creating personalized household items and other crafts or decor. The possibilities are endless.

WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?

Because barrels can be complicated, we have a team of brewers, bourbon aficionados, craft beer lovers, bbq masters and DIYers ready to share their expertise and know-how with you.

EASY

We keep things simple & speedy - order online or talk to a human. It’s up to you.

EXCLUSIVE

We have exclusive partnerships & products (hello Willett barrels) that equal trust, access and consistency.

EDUCATION

We humanize the education experience by being your all-access barrel consultants.

Whole Barrels

If you’re the type that likes to see a project through from vision to execution, full size barrels are the way to go. These babies will come to you the same way they arrived for us - straight from the distillery or winery, dirty and ready to be upcycled.

Deconstructed Barrel Parts

To help save on shipping costs and reduce a project step, we offer all barrel parts individually. We break it down - you build it up. This option gives you flexibility in the types and quantity of parts you receive.

Barrel Products

If DIY isn’t your thing and you prefer to get the finished product, we’ve got you covered there, too. This option gets a lot of love from our production team.

Get to work

Did you know that every barrel has a story? From tree selection to coopering and then from fill to empty, no two barrels are the same. Here at Midwest Barrel Co., we pride ourselves on being facilitators of the story. The next chapter is up to you. What story will you write?

Reviews

“This was EXACTLY what I had in mind for my most recent crazy house project... a headboard! Please make sure you read the description, these come DIRTY (like real dirty), but sanding and getting to smell that heavenly sweet aroma of bourbon is so worth it!!! The description also didn’t fail me- there was a wonderful variety of sizes for any project you’re looking to tackle. This is a must purchase for sure.”

Melissa on Amazon

“Arrived quickly and will be perfect for my projects ! Would definitely buy from Midwest Barrel Company again.”

Kathryn on Etsy

“LOVE this barrel! Bought it following a recent trip to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. It is fabulous, rustic and authentic and fits beautifully in our billiard room. Was amazed, as others have noted, at how quickly it arrived. Probably no more than 4 to 5 days from placing the order to when it arrived on our front doorstep. Highly recommend!”

Sara on Etsy

“Perfect, great condition, fast shipping! Going to be making wall clocks from these.”

Kelly on Etsy

“The quality of this barrel is fantastic. If you are looking for an authentic, retired whiskey barrel - this is it. I couldn't be more pleased with how much it adds to the room! It's such a cool conversation piece that gets compliments from everyone that visits.”

Debbie on Amazon

HOW TOs

Resources

Think outside the barrel… Get some clever inspiration with our barrel how-to guides.