About Busted Barrel Furniture Co
Douglas King began Busted Barrel Furniture Company in the fall of 2016. It all started as a hobby due to his love of woodworking. Doug retired in 2015 and was immediately bored with retirement. Doug's wife told him to go out in the garage and make something. Doug King, decided one day to make a chair out of a used wine barrel. It turned out so nice, he made another chair for his wife.
What Doug thought would start off as a small venture, almost immediately blew him away. He started selling wine barrel Adirondack chairs at a small Farmer's Market in Monument, CO, and the response was immediate, as well as a bit overwhelming. They were consistently booked four to six weeks out with pre-paid orders. As the new orders came in, so did the additional request for more one of a kind custom products. Doug began designing a wide range of indoor and outdoor furniture and home decor. Each piece they make is hand-crafted and one-of-a -kind, but most importantly, each piece is made with pride.
About The Barrel-Meister
Doug King was the original inspiration behind Busted Barrel Furniture Company. He was a computer programmer and business analyst for more than 25 years. He comes from a long line of carpenters on his father's side, so naturally, he is a woodworker by heart. Due to the fact that no two barrels are ever the same, creating each piece of art is similar in nature to creating a picture out of the many pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Doug must have been the master of puzzles as a kid because he sure is good at what he does now.
Doug grew up in Utah and move to a lovely small mountain town of Palmer Lake 15 years ago. Doug has a lifelong passion for woodworking and handmade crafts. Doug loves working with people to help them design their next new project. If you don't find him in the shop creating something new, you will more than likely find him on the slopes, fly-fishing in the middle of a river, mountain biking or hiking the many wonderful trails in the Tri-Lakes area, or browsing one of the many little antique stores in colorful Colorado.
Doug is married to his wonderful wife, Kathy. In 2011, they adopted a beautiful newborn baby girl, Annie. Due to her birth mother having a serious substance abuse problem, little Annie came into this world fighting for her life. After six short years in a loving family, Annie is now a healthy child full of joy and happiness. Doug is still amazed that he became a first-time father at the young age of 53. So if you ever see a little wound up, blue-eyed, blonde hair beauty running around with Doug, please say hello to sweet little Annie.
Doug's new name is The Barrel-Meister, and he hopes to meet you soon!
Sometimes Doug likes the smell of a freshly busted barrel a little too much. In his defense, they do smell really good!