Wine Barrel Furniture in Georgetown, Texas from the Fine Folks at Cedarstone Ranch

Home Inspector with Professional Inspection Services - Georgetown, Texas

Wine Barrel Furniture in Georgetown, Texas from the Fine Folks at Cedarstone Ranch

Rain Barrel - CedarStone Ranch

As many of you know, I'm in the home inspection game.  One of the perks of my job is getting to meet and in many cases, befriend many of my clients. 

Today I was blessed with another opportunity to inspect a beautiful home in Georgetown, Texas.  It just so happened that today my client's children and our children attend the same school, Community Montessori School.  So, I knew (of) H.L. and Mindy Fahnestock but never really got to know them. Had I known more about them I would have know that they are in the business of repurposing old wine barrels

Barrel Stave Candle Holder

Most residents in the Austin, Texas area know that the Texas Hill Country just west of the city is home to many small wineries.  From those wineries, H.L. and his crew reclaim barrels and turn them into beautiful pieces of furniture.

One of their specialties is wine barrels gone green - as in eco-friendy green!  They take these barrels and turn them into rainwater collection systems.  The beauty of the white oak barrels is that they naturally water tight.  This makes them well suited for the their new life as a rain barrels. 

Book Shelf - Cedarstone RanchIn addition to the rain barrels they also make custom wine barrel furniture.  They currently Chateau Du Petite Chien - Cedarstone Ranchoffer half barrels (vertically and horizontally) that can be used as a table, bookshelf or planter.  There is also the option of having a barrel converted into a cozy hideout for your favorite 4 legged friend. 

During the inspection I spotted a barrel stave candle holder on H.L.'s dining room table.  My first thought was, my wife would love that.  My second thought, how do I get one.   

You can also buy a barrel for any Do-It-Yourself project that you might have in mind.  Or, if you need something custom crafted just let them know.  Their shop is well equipped to handle almost any request.

So, if you're looking for something that is custom and unique with that Texas Hill Country charm, give them a call or visit them online.

Their website is and their number is 512-422-2413.

Thanks and have a great day,

Andy Chaudoir - Professional Inspection Services - 512-632-3232

"Your Home Inspection Com=nnection in Central Texas" -


Comments (5)

Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I love that wine barrel dog house. My first apartment as a Sophomore at Texas A&M University was a conglomeration of wine barrel furniture and cinder block bookshelves. Still miss those days! LOL

Apr 10, 2010 09:27 PM
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Andy - I like wine barrel furniture.  I have some friends who are wino's (a.k.a. wine afficienado's) and the have some barrel furniture around their home and I really like the pieces.  And as a long time dog mama, I also like the barrel doghouse

May 16, 2010 06:16 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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I love the dog house too!  Having access to those barrels would be great.

May 28, 2010 04:39 PM
Maya Thomas, Broker
Tampa, FL
Please see my client recommendations.

What great uses for old barrels! The dog house is so cute!

Aug 06, 2010 08:37 AM
Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections
Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections - Springfield, VT
Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont

Andy, I stop by in-order to check to see if you had started being active on your blog here agin or not. But it sure looks like you are not.

Jul 22, 2013 09:05 PM