Instructions for Guest Books

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Instructions for Guest Books.  

Your unique Bourbon Barrel Rehab Bourbon Barrel Head Guest Book needs a little special attention.  It is best for your guests to use extra fine point permanent markers to write on the surface of the barrel head to avoid bleeding and smearing.  Once you have all your signatures and salutations use four or five coats of a SPRAY polyurethane to coat and protect the surface.  DO NOT brush on a sealant as the marker will smear!  We have also included a hanger and screws in case you would like to hang your barrel head and the back of the barrel head is felted so it won’t scratch your walls.

 May your mornings bring joy and your evenings bring peace. May your troubles grow few as your blessings increase.  May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
                                                                                                                                                                              Old Irish Wedding Blessing


The Real Deal ~ Re-Made in Kentucky

We’ve gotten some calls asking about custom barrel heads and a few of the people are upset over pricing.  I guarantee that our products are all 100% real bourbon barrel heads taken from bourbon barrels emptied right here in Kentucky.    

Once the head is taken off the barrel it practically falls apart because they are individual pieces held together with wood pegs and the pressure of the staves and hoops.  For wedding guest books and signs we take the time to clean them, sand, clamp and glue them, and reinforce them so they won’t fall apart.  We also back them with black felt so they won’t scratch your walls or whatever surface you put them on.   All of our work (wood craft and wood burning) is meticulously done by hand and we are very proud of that fact.

If you do buy from someone else because they are cheaper, make sure before you hit the ‘buy’ button that you are getting the real thing and not a ‘faux‘ barrel head!  Just because it comes from a name you may know doesn’t mean it’s real.