Portable Kitchen Island from Reclaimed Wine Barrels
If you’ve always liked the idea of a butcherblock island to give you more workspace, but your kitchen isn’t big enough to support a permanent installation, a portable island may work well. You can get inexpensive ones from stores such as Target, but if you want to spend a little more on a handsome, high-quality piece of furniture–one that uses recycled environmentally friendly materials–then check out this piece from Uncommon Goods.
The wine barrel island and “wine master’s” tasting stool are made from retired oak wine barrels. “At one time the barrels used to make these furniture pieces were used to ferment and age wine to give it a mellow, oak-y flavor. Now, they receive new life as architectural elements.”
The island and stool are handmade in Georgia, and you can buy them separately online. The stool is $200, and the butcherblock island is $650.