Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 15
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer Close, But Not Entirely Unbreakable
I ordered 4, and received them promptly. Unfortunately, one was cracked starting from the top down its sides to about 5 or 6 inches in several places. The box did look like it had been tossed and tumbled. The problem is with the packing I believe. You see the barrels were loose inside the box, with no padding whatsoever around them. Luckily the rest of the barrels were fine. Took the cracked one to my local Home Depot and they processed the refund with no problem. Sadly, when they tried to order a replacement for me, they were out of stock. Barrels look great though and are very sturdy.
September 4, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by warrenc Synthetic half whiskey barrel
This is a great alternative to a traditional wooden whiskey barrel. I use mine as an outdoor water garden and fish pond, so there is no need for a liner as would be needed for a wooden barrel. The synthetic version won't rot and fall apart over time in the elements, and has held up well against freezing and the heat for over two years. It may not have quite the look of a woodn barrel, but more than makes up for this with its durability and practicality. An item that is definitely recommended, and not always easy to find.
July 24, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dano Great Product!!!
Bought three of these resin whiskey barrels to replace our old, termite infested, wooden barrels. They were shipped the next day and arrived in two days. They arrived without damaged although there was nothing to protect them in the boxes. They look great and are a perfect fit for our garden. Hopefully they will last for a long time.
August 24, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Patiogardner Solid resin that looks it
The metal bands are not copper colored as shown, but just cheap looking metalic bands. Though the planter is solid, it just doesn't really look like a whiskey barrel. For the serious price you get a solid planter, that certainly no one will ever think this every was an authentic copper bound whiskey barrel.
May 14, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kevin I Use This Product To Store My Garden Hoses, Works Well !
I Ordered 2 Of These Planters To Store My Garden Hoses, When Not In Use. I Had A Wooden Barrel That Rotted Out After 3 Years. Make Sure That They Are Not Damaged When You Receive Them. They Ship Them Without Any Packing Material. 1 Of Mine Was Cracked Down The Side, When Received. They Are Great Products !!!!!
June 25, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by betsyamdc Very frustrated - where are the metal bands?!
The barrels arrived, complete with a picture inside the barrel showing the 2 metal bands -- but the barrels themselves had no metal band detail (?!). Now we have 2 enormous planters that we need to bring into a HomeDepot to return -- exactly the inconvenience we were trying to avoid by ordering them online.
October 26, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elizb4U easy to order at the end of the season
The site made it easy to order this particular item. It got me out of hot water. I thought that I was going to have to pay more, but I ordered one and had it sent to someone. Easy, practical, and life saving. Now I have to figure out how to get an indentation out of my bumper.
November 15, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Whitneyg Good barrel.
This barrel is great compared to my wooden ones! I love the no splinters! It doesn't look like real wood, but it isn't bad. It needs more holes than suggested. If I had it to do again, I would drill an extra drain hole in the middle. Overall good barrel, good value.
May 1, 2011