By Cecilia Ardouin. Barrel Chair. Published at Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 - 11:24:56 AM.
At the end of last year, during the holidays and on a rainy day, we were randomly approached by a man who invited us to join him at the bar he was going to in order to have a drink. It happened just like that out of the blue and as a New Yorker, I was very quick to dismiss and ignore him. I wanted to go into the bookstore where my new English language order awaited me and we smiled and brushed him off.
Barrel chairs are incredibly comfortable little chairs that are generally used in a bedroom or as a comfortable to chair to read in. They have been made for over a hundred years and the design is still incredibly popular. Unfortunately anyone who owns one and loves it dearly will know that because it is used so much, at some point you will consider having it reupholstered or purchase a barrel chair slipcover.
Choosing furniture constructed from recycled wine barrels offers several benefits over standard furniture. The most important aspect is the quality of the wood used to construct the pieces. The barrel makers are very selective when choosing the wood used for their wine barrels. Every consideration is taken to ensure the quality of the wine by carefully selecting quality wood. The wood selected to create the barrels are often French Oak, Hungarian Oak and American Oak. The wine makers take into account not only the trees growing conditions, but the shape of the tree. Winemakers also consider the tightness of the grain of wood to ensure that the barrel provides the best conditions to cultivate the wine. The selection process to create the wood barrels helps guarantee the quality of wood used to build the furniture.
One of the easy jobs in refurbishing the old furniture is changing the seat padding of the chairs. They can be easily unscrewed. Then you can cut the cloth according to the size and staple it back. Changing the barrel seat slipcovers is almost the same too. You just need to cut the fabric in the shape of seat and make sure it stick with the seat well. If left loose, barrel seat slipcover can come off making it uncomfortable to sit. It is not so daunting task to restore the antique furniture and making them match with the modern world accessories in your living room.
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