Great eco twist – turning wine barrels into custom wine cellars.

Did you know that nearly 200,000 wine barrels are retired each year in California? Although some end up as planters or firewood, many are destined for landfills. At Savante Wine Cellars, founder Darryl Hogeback is passionate about using every part of the barrel, recycling the wood into custom wine cellars. The Stave Oak collection pictured here is handcrafted using mortise and tenon construction — no nails, staples or screws. Vineyard stamps on barrel heads can be turned into decorative touches on drawer faces and flooring. – From LA Times