Show your four-legged companion just how much you appreciate them with a custom bourbon barrel dog bed! After all, who do you think keeps watch over your finest Kentucky Bourbons when you’re away? Man’s best friend does!
While working on some of our latest bourbon barrel projects, we noticed that our Jack Russell, Bugsy, seemed to enjoy the smell of bourbon and white oak char just as much as we did. Seeing as how she has kept us company through many glasses of bourbon over the last 15 years, we figured she deserved her very own custom barrel dog bed. We used a half barrel, and cut a wide opening in the front so she would easily be able to get in and out. The existing metal barrel hoops were reinforced and screwed into place to ensure durability. We also lightly sanded the interior and exterior before sealing it, exposing the beauty of the wood and char, and making sure that the charred interior would not rub off.
To customize Bugsy’s new bed further, we very lightly painted her name on the inside and scripted “WOOF-ford Reserve” on the exterior. To keep it simple, we decided to place her existing dog bed and pillow inside. As it turns out, many standard size dog beds will fill the interior perfectly. So far, Bugsy seems to be enjoying it quite a bit!
The materials for this bed have been reclaimed from 55 gallon charred-oak barrels that were used in the making of Bourbon Whiskey in Kentucky. After aging for many, many seasons in the heart of the Bluegrass, these used barrel staves and barrel heads are lightly sanded, sealed, and reinforced to insure longevity. Each piece is hand-painted by Kentucky artisans. BarrelHeadsKY.com is a subsidiary of Lexington Furniture Company. Our store has been a staple of the Lexington, KY community for over 50 years. We produce a line of products from reclaimed bourbon barrels that were used in the production of bourbon in Kentucky. All of our products are manufactured by artisans in the state of Kentucky. A Kentucky Proud product.
You can now find some of our awesome barrel head products at Peggy’s Gifts in Lexington, Kentucky!
Peggy’s is packed with wonderful gifts to celebrate any occasion. They feature a fun selection of jewelry, totes and purses, and chic accessories for your home and entertaining needs. As an added free service, Peggy’s friendly staff is happy to wrap all your gifts in their signature dot paper. They specialize in personalizing gifts and are happy to offer suggestions.
Our custom barrel heads make a great addition to their showroom. They are now offering all of our custom wedding barrel heads and even created their own custom design. This My Old Kentucky Home barrel head is unique with their own handwriting and can be purchased at their 112 Clay Avenue location.
If you are looking for a unique gift, a barrel head from Peggy’s is the way to go… Check them out!
We’ve begun production of quarter barrel heads! These are barrel heads that have been cut directly from the barrel, leaving the metal hoop intact around the perimeter. These are larger, heavier, and stand off of a wall further than a typical barrel head.
We reclaim these used barrel heads and seal and reinforce them to insure longevity. Each barrel head is hand-painted by Kentucky artisans with local KY style and flavor. Barrel heads are complete with wall hanging hardware installed.
All of our current designs will be available. Many of our customers are using the quarter barrel heads as serving trays, or have even used them as a guest registry for weddings. Just sign the head with a permanent marker or paint pen. We think this makes a very unique gift! Plus, we can personalize with names, dates, and initials.
BarrelHeadsKY.com is a subsidiary of Lexington Furniture Company. Our store has been a staple of the Lexington, KY community for over 50 years. Our original location opened in 1960 on land that is now the site of Rupp Arena and Heritage Hall. We produce a line of products from reclaimed bourbon barrels that were used in the production of bourbon in Kentucky. All of our products are manufactured by artisans in the state of Kentucky. A Kentucky Proud product.
Whew! We’ve been busy… Welcome to our new Bourbon Barrel Blog! BarrelHeadsKY is a new startup in Lexington, Kentucky, formed as a division of Lexington Furniture Company. We are rehabbing old bourbon barrels that were used in the production of KY Bourbon Whiskey and transforming them into furniture, decorative accessories, and collectibles for bourbon fans.
As it turns out, there are more barrels of bourbon in Kentucky than there are people. Sounds crazy, right? At any point there are roughly 5 million barrels of goodness aging in the Bluegrass State, with approximately 4.5 million residents calling it home. Once a barrel has completed it’s whiskey aging tour of duty, it can no longer be used to make Kentucky Bourbon. While most barrels are shipped away to be used in wine, scotch, or beer making, some are sold to entities like ours to be transformed into something new… something a bit awesome!
We are a Kentucky Proud company. We use all Kentucky materials, and employ hard-working Kentucky artisans to do the work. Stay tuned to our website for new product introductions, stories, and videos of us making some really fun stuff. Thanks for stopping by!