These Oak Barrel Staves come from a used red wine barrel, which was stained by the red wine. Wine is stored for one to two years and leaves a very subtle aroma in the staves. Barrel staves are 36"-37" long, and this pack contains three staves: one small (1-1/2"-2-1/2" wide), one medium (2-1/2" -3-1/2" wide) and one large (3-1/2" and wider). Staves have been dried and brushed to remove excess residue. They are, of course, bent from barrel making, but they can be flattened by simply soaking them in warm water and then clamping to your workbench for several hours. Staves are perfect for projects ranging from Adirondack chairs and benches to small boxes and accent pieces..