I have always loved working with wood. At a very early age I learned to use a small assortment of hand tools in my father’s meager handyman shop. Once I was old enough to use power tools, my passion for wood working began. As a self taught woodworker, I spent years honing my skills creating a variety of custom cabinetry and furniture.
It wasn’t until I took a tour of a landmark distillery that I was inspired by the endless possibilities of the bourbon barrel. The birth of Ky Oak Bourbon Barrel Furniture soon followed. The rich heritage of the local distilleries is the driving force behind my unique brand of fine hand crafted bourbon barrel inspired furniture.
I think of the shape and the anatomy of the barrel and incorporate these elements into my furniture. There is nothing high-tech about it. No computer or fancy programs. I hand-sketch rudimentary drawings of my ideas and then get to work. Once the staves are selected, I transform rough cut white oak and metal into functional pieces of art.
In my opinion, there is only one way to create a fine handcrafted heirloom, one piece at a time. Although this process may be time consuming, it enables me to pay close attention to detail which ensures the highest standards of quality.
Ky Oak Bourbon Barrel Furniture has only one goal in mind, to produce the finest individually hand crafted bourbon barrel inspired furniture available.
– Dave Tucker
Owner / Craftsman