About.......the old oak barrel

The old oak barrel is a small boutique producer of classic, elegant coat racks. All of the racks are designed and made in our workshop in rural Bedfordshire using the best quality oak and cast iron, creating items which will last a lifetime. We fully support the concept of upcycling and consequently our first range of racks were created from white oak wood staves reclaimed from French wine barrels, a waste product from the winemaking industry.

We hope you'll enjoy our products as much as we've enjoyed creating them for you.

Chris Smith

the old oak barrel



'Upcycling' - the process of converting waste materials into new materials or products of better quality or a higher environmental value.