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Bridgeport's (West Virginia) Hillbilly Barrels provides alternative furniture option


Two neighbors and family friends from Bridgeport are using skills mastered during the COVID-19 pandemic in their new furniture business.​
Michelle Kretchmar and Robert Allman are co-owners of Hillbilly Barrels in Bridgeport, a company that creates custom-made rustic furniture from barrels.
“Everything’s made out of whiskey barrels,” Allman said. “We’re probably one of very few people in West Virginia that make barrel furniture. It’s unique.”
The co-owners buy used barrels from the tri-state area, as well as from a West Virginia company that manufactures them.
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