As the longer brighter days of Spring are upon us, set aside some time to dream of a few projects you would like to get done this summer. Don't overwhelm yourself with a never-ending To-Do List.
All the barns we reclaim have a story. They have a personality. Many times they are just plain worn out and are inviting us to take them down. To give them some peace and rest from the wind and weather. Its as if the wood is ready to come inside and start its new life as a table, cabinet or wall covering...
This small grey barn was a little different. It was in good shape and had maintained itself thru many a Michigan winter. When i got inside it the sun popped out and created some unique patterns with the wood and light. I just stood inside and enjoyed the picture show. The patterns and colors were like being on the inside of a black and white kaleidoscope. A memory i will never forget. This barn gave me more than wood for a table.
The Reclaimed Wood Napa Valley Wine Stave Fly Fishing Rack is one of a kind.... We have not seen any other makers producing this. Our Lead Craftsman, Jacob Giffin is a professional fly fisherman from Missoula, Montana (Grizz Country). He had a lot of input in helping us come up with this design. The fly fishing poles we used for the photo shoot are his. Pretty pricey rod setup but they made for a great set of pictures..
We get our napa valley wine barrels shipped from California... We found out that the wine industry cycles out their barrels every 5 years. There are plenty of barrels to be reclaimed and we have anywhere from 8 to 16 brought in every 6 months. We make other products from the reclaimed wine barrels and we go thru them pretty fast. One of the highlights of our deconstruction of the wine barrels is the wonderful smell of the wine that has soaked into the white oak staves. Especially when we are sanding we get an amazing aroma in the shop.. Almost makes you want to stop and have a glass of wine!!!!
You can hang these on horizontally on a wall, upright on a wall (need high ceilings) or you can put them on your ceiling. You can link to our website here and get the dimensions and more pictures of them action. https://www.greatlakesreclaimed.com/collections/napa-valley-wine-barrel-products
Thanks for checking out our store... If you are in Petoskey feel free to stop in at our shop. If the lights are on we are working... Jim