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Hand-made in Dublin, Ireland

Primitive Boards is a woodworking studio founded by me, Radek Mara in 2018. I initially turned to wood carving as a therapeutic outlet, finding solace in the calming and grounding nature of the craft.

During a large order that involved working with whiskey barrels, I discovered the unique beauty of this type of wood. I was struck by the distinctive textures and tones of the burnt oak, which had been soaked in whiskey, resulting in a finished product that was truly one-of-a-kind.

At Primitive Boards, my goal is to create handmade furniture that not only functions as a practical piece in your home, but also serves as a stunning focal point that reflects your personal style. Whether it's a coffee table, dining table, or rocking chair, each piece is crafted with the highest level of quality and care, making it a true centerpiece that will define your space.

Radek MARA - Designer / Creator

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Journey of the barrels

At Primitive Boards, we create unique barrel stave furniture that tells a story. Our whiskey barrels have made an incredible journey, from aging Jim Beam and Jack Daniels bourbon in the US to producing famous Irish whiskey in Dingle.

The barrels were made from American oak and used for ageing Jim Beam and Jack Daniels bourbon whiskey first. Bourbon is always put into fresh casks so the used casks get discarded by the distilleries. These ... Read more

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  • Custom Made

    Put your mark on it. All products are made from scratch in-house which means you can go wild with your imagination

  • Personalised Gifts

    The rustic clocks are the best selling item for house warming presents and wedding gifts but we can personalise any item from our shop

  • Promotional Products

    All items can be branded with your company logo. Branded clocks, serving platters and whiskey flights are some of the most popular items we make for corporate gifts / advertising items

Visit Us

You can find us at two weekend markets.

Not only you can see our products in real life and test them before you buy. They are also 25% cheaper at the markets.

Red Stables craft / farmers market every Saturday 10am - 4pm (weather permitting)

Location: St. Anne's Park, Raheny, Dublin

Herbert Park craft / farmers market every Sunday 10am - 4pm (weather permitting) ​

Location: Herbert Park Ballsbridge, Dublin , Ireland

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Why Choose Irish Whiskey Barrel Furniture?

Are you searching for the perfect gift for a whiskey lover in your life? Do you want to add a touch of unique character to your home decor? At our studio in the Dublin Mountains, we create handmade wooden furniture from authentic Irish whiskey barrels sourced from local distilleries. Here's why our furniture stands out:

  • Unique curved design: Each barrel has a distinct curved design that gives our furniture a one-of-a-kind look.
  • Sweet whiskey aroma: Our furniture retains the sweet aroma of whiskey, making it a great addition to any room.
  • Rich history and character: The barrels are ex-bourbon barrels. Then they were used for Irish whiskey form many years. Some barrels we have are up to 20 years old - adding history and character to each piece.
  • Perfect for any room: We offer a range of pieces, including rocking chairs, tables, and wall benches, that are perfect for any room in your home.
  • Handmade for quality: Each piece is handmade with comfort and durability in mind, ensuring that you can enjoy it for years to come.