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Creative Barrel Questions

What are your display barrels made from?

Creative Barrel creates premium display barrels manufactured from sustainably-sourced pine, oak or aspen. Our most popular barrel is our premium pine which makes a display stand out and get noticed. Aspen barrels are ideal for coffee producers because it meets the industry requirements and standards. Premium oak barrels are also available on limited availability.

What are some common uses for your display barrels?

Our point-of-purpose (POP) displays add the necessary pop that advertising after lacks. Wine, beer and spirits distributors love to use our barrels for POP displays because it displays their product in a sophisticated and interactive setting. We also provide many bars and restaurants with barrels and barrel ends for signage and create a rustic vibe. Retailers also love our barrels for product displays that set them apart. POP displays are also about functionality. Grocers appreciate how our barrels can serve a dual function for shipping and displaying coffees, candies and nuts. Last, but not least, our barrels are featured in some major Hollywood productions -- little films like “Pirates of the Caribbean.” More of a sports fan? You’ve might have seen our products being used by the San Francisco 49ers.

Do you have barrels in stock?

Most of our work is devoted to creating custom barrels, but we often have standard-sized barrels in stock. Please call for availability and pricing.

What are you minimum quantities?

Each project commissioned to Creative Barrels is unique. To further discuss your project and its specifics, please call us today. Our staff then can better detail what your order will entail.

How quickly can you turn an order?

Generally, we can turn an order around in four to six weeks from the order date. Again, it’s sometimes less, sometimes more – depending on our backlog, specialty customization and quantities.

Do you make custom barrels?

The majority of our barrels are custom. Our customers design the size, shape, color and logo. At Creative Barrel we are passionate about bringing your visionary ideas to life by giving you the tools to make that happen. Give us a call today to see how we can make it a reality.

What customization options are available?

We have in-house capabilities for screen printing, laser engraving, stenciling, decals and plastic signs. Furthermore, you can choose between the five custom stain colors we have in stock. To complete your barrel, you can choose whether to finish it with silver or black hoops.

What accessories are available?

The list is endless. We strive to find ways to bring your creative vision to life, whatever that may be. A few common accessories are castors, wire bottle holders, food-safe liners, false bottoms, Plexi-lids, spigots, holder, cradles and more. To see the full range of accessories to jazz your barrel creative, reach out for a complete list of options.

Do your display barrels hold water?

Our most common stock pine barrels do not hold water. But, luckily, any barrel is able to be easily outfitted with liners to hold ice, liquids and can even be used for dispensing beverages. Not only are our custom barrels a crowd-pleaser, but they are also functional for numerous types of events.

Can these barrels be used outdoors?

We do not recommend using our pine barrels outdoors. Our American oak barrels fare better in outdoor conditions. Our American oak barrels are limited availability so please call to see whether they are in stock.

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