The Stave Oak Collection from Savante Wine Cellars not only looks great it uses reclaimed parts of retired wine barrels to create aged wine racks. The wine barrels, which are no longer suitable for aging wine would otherwise be sent to landfills.Wine barrels generally have a life expectancy of around five to seven years.
The Stave Oak collection uses all pieces of the wine barrel from the white oak staves, to the steel bands that hold the barrels together, to the cooperage brand on the wood. The cellars are put together using mortise and tenon construction.
Ever wonder how a wine barrel is made? It's a neat bit of artistry which requires quite a bit of preparation of the wood. It takes a craftsman about eight hours total to create a barrel. For more information check out this great summary of the process.
[via LA Times]