Blender UV Unwrapping Noob

Hi,
I am a complete noob to UV Unwrapping in blender, I have unwrapped my model (A barrel) and I can’t get the map straight. Any Help?

Thanks!
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Add more appropriate seam placement or try using the Active Quads option
See Demo: http://screencast.com/t/L6lT5lN7

I believe this tut might help you out

Nice little video Richard!

Very nice and fast method Richard!