Sunday, February 6, 2011

A hot one in Napa

It is currently 80 degrees here in Napa.  Hardly seems like February but a nice enough day to take apart some of Prime's old barrels.  I took some time before the Superbowl to disassemble some barrels that I bought in 2007.  It takes a lot less time break them up than it does to make them.  That being said, I am always amazed at how well wine barrels are made.  It takes a lot of pounding with a mighty big hammer to convince them to fall into a pile of staves.  Its really amazing that these are made with only pressure holding them together.  No nails, glue, screws etc.  This batch looks likely to become firewood but you never know, maybe yard art if this heat keeps up.

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