It's nearly impossible to combine two great loves, but if you could it'd result in the Timberwolves having a 14ft center who gets like 60 rebounds a game, at least. Turning two things he loves into a slam dunk for your pad, the dude behind Alpine Wine Design.
Putting out fine "wine furniture", and other home furnishings constructed from mostly wine barrel/shipping crate-sourced materials, this CO-based co. was started by a classically trained musician/actor who fell in love with woodwork when building a guitar at 16, and with wine presumably right before big performances. Behold these choice options:
Tasting Table: These custom-built 42" four-leggers are constructed using either wine crates or barrel tops, and boast shelving made from barrel stave that's been trimmed and (using vino) stained, which previously had been confused with Staind, though it's been awhilllle.
Sushi Board: Crafted entirely from barrel staves (including the two feet), this 18"-long seafood server's finished with a butcher block oil that makes it "food safe", also where Kirstie Alley's family is forced to store anything they want to eat.
Balancing Act: Using only a fragment from a wine barrel, this cleverly designed wine rack delicately balances a single wine bottle thanks to mechanical processes so mysterious, if asked to explain them, you'll probably just draw a
If that's not enough, there's a schton of additional home accessories, including a wine crate dog feeder w/ two embossed steel bowls, gracefully curved votive candle holders, plus kitchen options like spatulas carved from barrel staves, and a 23" round barrel head cheese board, which is super easy to snag, even if you've only got one Love.
Published: May 19, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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