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Designation for the curved longitudinal boards (English staves) of vats. buckets or barrels out Wood which form the wall. In viticulture one uses for the barrels preferably fine-pored, densely grown Oak wood, They are not sawn, but split along the natural fibers of the wood. Then they have to dry for a long time. For the production there used to be the special craft of the stoneweller, who staves the cooper which then made the compilation. Shorter staves, as an alternative to the Barrique are hung in a wine-growing container, are referred to as "inner staves" (English: inner staves). See under Wood chips, as well as under barrel and drum types,

Stem staves - staves and assembly

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