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Stave Mosaic Builder – Wedding Guest Book Alternative made from Recycled Bourbon Barrel Staves

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Stave Mosaic Builder – Wedding Guest Book Alternative made from Recycled Bourbon Barrel Staves


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Customize Your Mosaic Wedding Guest Book. Our configurator let’s you quickly switch between designs to see what suits you best. Then personalize to your taste!

You can find all of our designs right here. Once you’re satisfied add it to the cart and we’ll do the rest!

Prefer to design your own? We can do that too! Let us know what you’ve got through our contact us page

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Product Description


Made from real bourbon barrel staves, we sand, plane, and build these beautiful mosaics into family heirlooms that you can treasure forever. Our process starts with purchasing barrels straight from the famous Kentucky bourbon trail. Once delivered we hand select only the finest parts of the barrels to assure you of quality.

Our Wedding Guest Book comes with:

  • Custom Engraved Mosaic Staves – designed by you!
  • Hanging hardware to display it on your wall.
  • A Sharpie for signatures!

Here’s how it works:

  • We reclaim only prime barrels from genuine, American distilleries.
  • We clean, dry, and sand the wood down until it’s smooth enough for signing, but still maintains it’s rustic patina. – perfect for signatures.
  • We laser engrave your custom design – permanently burning in all the details.
  • A clear fixative is added that “holds” your signatures in place – your guests can write on the wood without worrying about the ink bleeding, running, or fading.
  • We pack it up and ship it to you via the fastest premium shipping method

Guest Book Features & Specs

  • Made from real whiskey barrels – We have a contract with a major cooperage that supplies new white oak barrels to distilleries all over Kentucky. Once they’ve aged bourbon in the rickhouse, they are sent back to the cooperage, who then makes sure the barrels are once again put to good use as re-purposed bourbon wood.
  • Carefully processed and assembled by hand – The bourbon barrel heads (lids) come to us as loosely assembled slats, since pressure and good craftsmanship hold the barrels together (and never glue). In order to make sure they stay together, we’ve created our own process of fitting a piece to the back to hold the slats together, and adding hardware to make sure it hangs safely on the wall.
  • Authentic and unique – Each barrel head shows distinct signs of its history in the famous rickhouses of Kentucky. Depending on which product you order, you may see the whiskey mark (stamp) or the charred wood through a viewing hole we add to our backing boards.
    Like every batch of whiskey, every barrel head tells its own story. We don’t manufacture these – the cooperage does with a little help from some of America’s best bourbons and whiskeys, so no barrel head we send out is ever perfect. You may see slats that don’t line up perfectly, or there may be gaps where the wood has swollen and contracted over the years, but to us, that imperfection is beautiful.
  • Laser Engraved, not Printed – You can see and feel the difference.  Designs are laser burned in, giving depth and a contrast to the wood while also maintaining a rustic and natural look.
  • Not just a wedding piece – After the wedding, and after this bad boy is signed, hang it up on the wall for all to see with our included wall hanging hardware.  It will be a beautiful centerpiece for years to come.
  • Designs Galore – With our builder, your options are endless.  And if you have something special in mind, email us and we will make it for you.
  • A solid piece of American craftsmanship – Weighs 12lbs and measures 21-22″ in diameter and around 1.5″ thick.  This baby was rolled around in rackhouses and used to store 50+ gallons of bourbon at a time.  It is solid as a rock and will stand the test of time.
  • Perfect for signatures – We make sure to include enough blank space for signing.  Includes a sharpie for signatures and fixative coating to prevent smears.

Additional Information

Weight 11.5 lbs
Dimensions 22 × 22 × 1.5 in
Wood Type

Stave Mosaic

Personalization Available


Material Type

Stave Pieces

2 reviews for Stave Mosaic Builder – Wedding Guest Book Alternative made from Recycled Bourbon Barrel Staves

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  1. Jane E Baker (Verified)

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    Everything turned out great! I created what I wanted online, it came within a week. It looks terrific, in fact it looks so good we’re not using it as a guest book:) The couple will just hang it in their home to enjoy it! I also really enjoyed purchasing something made in America!!!

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  2. Kelly (Verified)

    I love my Stave Mosaic Guest Book! I bought it because it’s a budget-friendly alternative to an idea I just couldn’t pass up. I’ll definitely be sharing pictures after my wedding once friends and family have signed… Two things you might want to know as a potential buyer:
    (1) It’s darker than it looks in pictures. This isn’t an issue for me and doesn’t make me love it any less, though. It comes with a black marker and I bought some extras as well as some white markers because some parts of the wood are dark enough I think the messages would be hard to read in black.
    (2) Your customization won’t look quite as dark and defined as it looks in the building tool. Each stave came from a barrel so they’re slightly rounded and the aging marks are different on each; the customization might be in a dark place on one stave and a lighter place on the one right next to it. Again, still gorgeous!

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