Some cooperages make barrels with cherry wood hoops in addition to the steel hoops you see on every barrel. The cherry wood hoops are used to attract any bugs that may be interested in eating the more valuable wine barrel oak. The cherry wood hoops also provide a more comfortable grip along the chime for rolling the barrel around while it is on its edge. This product recycles the cherry wood hoops into handles for a basket made with staves. I use a non-toxic flax seed oil for the finish. This product may be used for food presentation, books, fake and real fruit display, forks knives and spoons wrapped in a napkin, kindling, etc.
Price $185.00 – Ordering Info