reclaiming a bourbon barrel, or other repurposed wooden bins
Hello Vermi Community,
I am interested in starting a bin out of a pre-existing wooden structure. I came across a bourbon barrel and I am thinking I can use a chain saw to halve it at the belly, and have two bins right there (needing lids and some casters or bricks to elevate).
The barrel starts as untreated oak and then has bourbon in it for a decade or so. The bourbon has been out of it for at least a year. Good idea or bad idea? What do you all think?
Any other suggestions for items to reclaim/repurpose? ( I would prefer something natural that I can eventually return to the earth, so not plastic.)