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Transform Your House With Barrel Furniture

Barrel furniture is useful in adding an exclusive twist to the renowned wine culture and can be appreciated by all those who love elegant and sophisticated furniture. The furniture is basically created from recycled whiskey barrels that are formerly used to ferment the whiskey. These accent pieces are inherently superior quality items that extend the utility of these wine barrels. Furniture that is created out of these wine barrels are usually considered to be of high quality pieces that are collected by the ones who enjoy having fine furniture.

Opting for furniture that is constructed from recycled wine barrels offers various benefits over standard furniture. The most imperative aspect is the quality of the wood used to design these pieces. The barrel crafters are very selective when it comes to choosing the wood that is used for their wine barrels. Every consideration is taken to make certain the quality of the wine by carefully selecting superior quality wood. The wood that is selected to create the barrels are usually American Oak, Hungarian Oak and French Oak. The wine makers take into consideration not just the growing condition of the trees but also their shape. Winemakers also take into account the tightness of the grain of wood to make certain that the barrel provides the best conditions to grow the wine. The entire selection process to create these wood barrels helps assure the quality of wood used to craft the furniture.

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The wood barrels have a very limited life span which is usually of 5 years with the winemaker, but its lifespan can be extended by simply recycling the wine barrels into amazing furniture. After a barrel has been utilized by the wine maker, the wood has absorbed the natural color of the wine and has taken on an incredible aged appearance. The most distinctive and stunning furniture can be created out of the wood from these wine barrels.

Buyers are being able to personalize their barrel furniture to create an exclusive accent piece for their homes. End tables and coffee tables can be personalized too based on the unique taste of the customers. The pieces will reflect the deep natural shaded of the original fermenting wine within the barrel. Each piece happens to be a reflection of the creativity of the craftsmen and delivers an amazing charm to a home.

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Edinburgh’s Indoor Attractions To Visit On Rainy Days

Over the summer months there is plenty to do outdoors, particularly during festival season when the city is taken over by the many wonderful celebrations. But now the summer has faded, it is that time once again to retreat indoors — not such as bad thing with so many exciting indoor attractions all over the city.

Take a look at just some of the attractions that you can rely on for a fun day out without having to factor in the unpredictable autumn weather.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse

There are many places of heritage around Edinburgh to visit including the castle but there is nothing grander than a visit to the Queen’s official Edinburgh residences. The Palace of Holyroodhouse is located at the bottom the Royal Mile and is in walking distance to the Mile’s cosy eateries if you fancy a day out in Old Town. The place is full of history, home to Mary Queen of Scots for many years. You can even visit the ruins of the Abbey where Mary Queen of Scots married Lord Darnely. Make sure to check whether the Queen is at home, as the Palace remains heavily restricted during her stay. Whilst there why not take a guided tour of the Scottish Parliament next door.

Dynamic earth

Dynamic Earth is a contemporary science museum, which celebrates the planet and all it has to offer offering both an educational and interactive experience. With exhibitions exploring some of the earth’s greatest processes earthquakes, volcanoes, icebergs rainforests and the prehistoric life that use to roam the earth. Whilst you are there, make sure to stop by the ShowDome which takes you on an immersive 360 degree experience through asteroid showers and galaxies. October is the perfect time to go because visitors during this month get an annual explorer pass for the price of a day ticket,— bound to come in handy on another rainy day.


You can always escape from the cold in one of Edinburgh’s toasty pubs. Full of charm, packed with some of the best alcoholic beverages you will find, and crammed with personality, you are spoilt for choice in the Scottish capital. Visit Elephant House on George IV Bridge, where JK Rowling wrote the first of the Harry Potter series.

You can also take a visit to DeaconBrodie’s Tavern, named after William Brodie a cabinet maker turned burglar who was hanged in Tollbooth prison in October 1788. Legend has it that Brodie and his split personality formed the inspiration for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886) written by fellow resident, Robert Louis Stevenson’s. If you want somewhere a little more chilling why not visit one of Edinburgh’s haunted pubs such as The Banshees Labyrinth on 29-35 Niddry Street, or The White Hart Inn, 34 Grassmarket. Just watch out for strange goings on!

Edinburgh Dungeons

A day spent indoors does not have to be boring, whether you want to take the kids (of suitable age of course) or enjoy a day out with friends, the notorious Edinburgh Dungeons can give you the lowdown on some of the cities darker histories. This 80 minute guided journey will take you through Scotland’s scariest legendary figures including notorious serial killers, Burke and Hare and the cave-dwelling cannibal Sawney Bean. The props and actors will make your experience all the more chilling.

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