Barrel Creations

Barrel Creations

About Us

The McBain family have been creating artisan furniture in the glens of northeast Scotland for over 35 years. 

The craftsmen at Barrel Creations create beautiful and unique pieces of furniture, wine and whisky display cabinets and outdoor furniture out of 30-50-year-old whisky barrels

As we are a small family run business in the heart of Speyside with many years of experience coopering casks as a time served cooper.
With this experience it gave us the knowledge to only select the very best barrels to be used for our furniture.
When the barrels first arrive the moisture content can be as high as 24% from many years of holding whisky and can dry out as much as 1″ in over all size.
Thus we bring down to the recommended moisture content of 8% for indoor wooden furniture before we even think about turning any barrels or staves into any kind of furniture, with our heart and souls put into our work we want our items to last a lifetime. With this in mind when we are creating an item and if the parts we are making do not look right on any of our pieces of furniture we will start again. We will only send out something that we would be more than happy to receive ourselves our aim has always been quality over quantity.

If you have any ideas for a ‘barrel creation’ that you do not see on the website, please don’t hesitate to contact Colin or Donald, we would be happy to help you create your custom design. 

Heart of Speyside

Barrel Creations is based on the edge of Speyside, the undisputed home of Scotch Whisky and a magnet destination for visitors from around the world.... Read More "Heart of Speyside"

The McBain Family

The McBain family have been producing furniture from whisky casks for over thirty years. The heritage and accumulated knowledge of our clan are such that... Read More "The McBain Family"


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Genuine Craftsmanship

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