taking apart a wine barrel:

for the recent #wincellartable I built, i got to take apart this wine barrel:
as a woodworker, it boggles my mind how such a thing comes together so perfectly and is watertight.
without any glue or other adhesive.
 no such thing, just steam, fire, 6 rings and 12 pins holding it all together.
but nothing prepared me for what i found on the inside:

gorgeous purple, absolutely divine smelling american oak.
you get what you see. 
there were no filters, no enhancing, noting of such sorts with these pictures.
it is really this purple on the inside of a red wine barrel!
......wonder when i get to take another one apart......