In theory this sounds great. Take old wine barrels, whiskey barrels or Scotch casks, disassemble them, flatten them out and use them for flooring. I'm a tad bit skeptical that you can really get these things to flatten out. A little humid weather and you may end up with a fun house floor. Fontenay is a company built around re-building floors using the discarded barrels. Reusing for wine makes icky wine.
If you're trying to achieve that modern, textural, wood wall look, here are some scrap wood walls to consider for your nature loving self. Here, the woodworker has made good use of scrap wood, even though the project was a bit labor intense. But look at the results! It wouldn't be nearly as attractive if the room was overfilled with furniture and dust catching tchotkes. The sparse furnishings complement the dynamic wall.
I'm in love with wood slats, wood slat walls, louvers, all of it. Whether it's the horizontal-ness of it or the clean, no nonsense lines, the light shining through, who knows? My DIY idea is to devise some sort of wood slat panels that I can hang on ceiling tracks in front of my, always troublesome, three panel sliding door ensemble. (That's right, I've solved this decorating dilemma) Take a look at the problem...