Currently viable crafts


Coopering (spirits)


The making of wooden casks bound with metal hoops, specifically for spirits. See the separate entry for coopering (beer).


Status Currently viable
Craft category Wood
Historic area of significance Scotland
Area currently practised Scotland
Origin in the UK
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Current total no. serious amateur makers
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