Railroad Spike Coat Rack
Made from repurposed wine and whiskey barrels with old railroad tie spikes, this coat rack will bring the perfect blend of vintage and uniqueness into your home. It also makes a great hat or scarf rack. There are 5 spikes per barrel stave and each stave measures about 34"-37" in length. There are two countersunk holes spaced 32" apart for easy wall stud mounting. Each coat rack is handmade, sanded smooth, and finished with a semi-gloss spar urethane that really brings out the natural colors of the barrel stave.
The difference between barrels:
While each barrel is slightly different from the next, it basically boils down to the color. Wine and champagne barrels are varying shades of brown and red on the inside and usually a tan oak color on the outside. Whiskey, rum, and tequila barrels are charred on the inside and are usually light to dark brown with patches of black left over from the charring process. The staves are generally thinner width-wise than other barrel types. They also have lots of character on the outside of the staves. Beer barrels are almost always old wine or whiskey barrels and tend to have the same characteristics as such.