My wife and I have been looking for something different than the usual barrel for a bar in our camp. She found the bar in the attached pictures and we brought it home. Definitely not a whiskey barrel and obviously something made by adding the top and back to an old something. My question is what was that old something the front is made from. The front is a complete piece with all the banding attached and solid. The protrutions from each end add to the questions. Im fascinated by the look of it but can't stop wondering what it is and what is was used for. Any ideas?