While visiting my mum recently she offered me a number of items that I could use or place in the garden. One of these items was the above barrel which was in need of a bit of work. The casing bands were loose and some of the wooden struts were cracked. I’ve managed to do some basic repairs and the bands are now knocked back into a firm position. I’m not totally sure what I’ll do it in the long term, but it will make a nice addition to the patio.