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Outdoor Furniture Design: The Tall Barrel Lid Side Table

When it comes to outdoor garden design and outdoor living, we all crave a space that's not just functional but also uniquely charming. That's precisely what I had in mind when I embarked on a special commission project – the creation of a tall barrel lid side table.


A Tailored Solution for Outdoor Bliss

A tall barrel lid side table front view

My client, Gary, came to me with a specific vision. He needed a side table that could effortlessly complement his garden space, serving both functional and aesthetic purposes. The challenge was to design something unique, perfectly sized, and durable enough to withstand the elements.


I decided to take this project to a whole new level by crafting a piece that embodied the essence of sustainability and creativity. The result? A tall barrel lid side table made entirely from oak whiskey barrels, an embodiment of repurposed elegance.





A tall barrel lid side table top view

The Oak Whiskey Barrel Transformation

What makes this side table truly remarkable is the use of the entire whiskey barrel – from the lid, sides, to the metal banding. The lid of the barrel, which once sealed in the rich flavours of aged whiskey, now plays a central role in providing a sturdy and rustic table top.

The sides of the barrel, showcasing the character that only time and use can impart, form the elegant body of the table. The metal banding, which once held the barrel together, offers an industrial touch that beautifully contrasts with the warm oak wood.


Craftsmanship Meets Sustainability

Will from WHCreations sorting through genuine oak whiskey barrel staves

At WHCreations, I'm committed to sustainability. The repurposing of oak whiskey barrels allows me to create not only functional pieces but also to give these barrels a second life. It's a win-win situation where history, craftsmanship, and eco-consciousness converge.

The tall barrel lid side table isn't just a functional addition to your outdoor space; it's a statement piece that tells a story. It's a conversation starter, a testament to the art of repurposing, and a symbol of our dedication to sustainability.


the trade mark surrey hills enterprises




I am proud to have received the prestigious trademark accreditation from Surrey Hills Enterprises, awarded to businesses that contribute to the Surrey Hills in a responsible manner and demonstrate corporate responsibility to conserve and enhance the Surrey Hills. This recognition reflects my dedication to environmental preservation and responsible business practices.




Bespoke Beauty for Your Garden

The beauty of this table lies in its adaptability. Crafted to perfection, it effortlessly blends with various garden styles, from rustic to contemporary. Whether you use it as a standalone piece or as part of a larger ensemble, it's sure to captivate your guests and serve as a centrepiece for outdoor gatherings.

A tall barrel lid side table front view

Testing the Table's Strength

I recently put the table to the test, showcasing its exceptional durability. Check out this TikTok video where I demonstrate its strength, proving that it can withstand an impressive amount of weight.


Customer Review

But you don't have to take my word for it. Gary had this to say:


"Will made me a small outside table to sit next to my garden seat out of whiskey barrels, I think it will outlast me, the quality and sturdiness of it is amazing. I could use it as a stool. Thank you, Will. Five Stars *****"

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