We picked up some whiskey barrels that were dirt cheap at Home Depot because they got a little wet from a rain storm. We will be using them for end tables in our "farm theme living room". These can also be found at antique malls, estate sales, etc. I attached a website that has awesome uses for these barrels.
OH my dear Mom - In the early 1960's she drug home some cypress stumps and driftwood from Medina Lake (Tx) and put glass on the top for coffee and end tables ... I thought they were hideous! I couldn't wait to grow up and have "REAL" furniture! Boy - I'm sure happy I still have one of those stumps!!