Signs displayed on our site indicate the layout-design of the lettering only, as opposed to the specific color and texture of the actual stave you’ll receive.
Staves recovered from red wine barrels have developed a deep, beautiful burgundy color: the wine has stained and soaked into the grain during the fermentation process. Oak staves recovered from white wine barrels are a rich, golden sepia tone – but range in color from golden-red to a deep, dark brown black.
* The majority of Wine Cellar Signs are produced from red wine barrels.
– SURFACE TEXTURES
The surface textures vary almost as much as the color does. Some are smooth as glass, while others display remarkable visual evidence of the wine-making process. Small blisters, cracks and bubbles are an intrinsic characteristic of the barrel staves.
“SMOOTH” or “AGED” CHARACTERISTICS
If you have a preference in this regard, please use the NOTES box in the final Check-Out of our site can to request your preference regarding texture preference: “smooth” or “aged”. We’ll do our best to match your request from our massive collection of wine barrel staves…
Our Original Idea
to refinish the inside face of these sugar-soaked
and wine-stained old barrel staves was formulated in 2007.