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Custom Bar Builds #3: More Progress To Report...

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Blog entry by EWJSMITH posted 12-31-2012 01:07 PM 2189 reads 1 time favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Bar build begins Part 3 of Custom Bar Builds series Part 4: Starting To Trim the Bar »

Well with the Christmas season upon us, I haven’t been as active in the shop as I would like. However, more progress has been made.

Second cabinet carcass has been completed. I need to add drawers and two cabinet doors but the skeleton is there at least.

With this completed, I was able to temporarily attach to the other cabinet and this allowed me to get the necessary dimensions for the bar tops and the front facia. Here are a couple of pics with the cabinets put together and the front of the bar clamped in place.


For the bar tops, I’m using the same birch ply that was used for the rest of the bar. I wanted to minimize waste so I sized the cabinets such that I could get both the upper bar top and lower bar top from one sheet of ply. After some careful measuring, few sheets of paper, I grabbed my circular saw and got exactly what I wanted! Two tops from one sheet.

Here are the tops laid in place on the cabinets to get a feel for what it will look like. So far, so good!


Next step is to get the doors and drawers in place. Then do my final measurements for all the solid birch I will need to trim out the bar. More pics and updates to come as I continue to work through.

Questions or comments – please feel free to throw them my way!

Thanks for looking!



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