What to do with a 55 gallon barrel?

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What to do with a 55 gallon barrel?

Postby Member02 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:37 pm

I came across 2 55 gallong barrels from craigslist.com today, and since I'm moving into an apartment soon I've been furniture shopping... I figured hell, I'm sure I could use these things somehow to make my place functional and look cool!

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they look like the one above, and have lids, but one needs repainting (both do anyhow)

and I'm looking for ideas, anyone?
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Postby im so lost7886 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:07 pm

cut them in 3 sections, use the one as a bottom base, turn middle one on its end, weld, then place the top piece on and weld it, cover with wood of some sort and create a back, now you have a chair. or cut them in half, place piece of wood on top of even halves and you have a table.....otherwise i dunno....
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Postby Patented17 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:10 pm

Cut a space in the side of both of them and then set a wide piece of board in the space then put, some little rubber "boots" on top of the board. Then put some type of glass, and you have yourself a table. Also, can use the barrels as storage for crap like remotes or stuff like that.
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Postby Patented17 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:10 pm

Gay.... lol wrote all that and you post right before me.
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Postby Penguin4x4 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:34 pm

make a set of steel drums
make a nice bbq pit
turn it into a moofer enclosure


oil drums are awesomely versatile, like duct tape and plyboard
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Postby Member02 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:32 pm

these were acrylic paint from painting tennis courts... beautiful green paint, all over the outside...


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Postby X-OvrDistortion » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:08 pm

BBQ w/smoker. Hellz yeah!
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Postby NDGeist » Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:38 pm

1. Cut the bottom/top off of one, and the lid off the other.
2. Weld them together
3. Fill with explosives
4. Launch giant pumpkins with new cannon.
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Postby Big Mack » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:11 am

NDGeist wrote:1. Cut the bottom/top off of one, and the lid off the other.
2. Weld them together
3. Fill with explosives
4. Launch giant pumpkins with new cannon.


Or...

4. Become the first in a long line of circus performers who get fired out of said cannon.

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Postby KU40 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:47 am

Go get like 300 fish and place in barrel. Then shoot with firearm.
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