Do It Yourself

Repurpose our barrels for your next at-home project


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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?


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