Krestova Project #3: Breakfast Bar II

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Blog entry by Maplenut posted 12-23-2010 08:52 PM 1264 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s been a long time since I’ve been in the shop working on this project…summer projects draw me away from the shop and into the yard.

The first part of this project I threw myself into staining/dying the maple and building the wall, the cabinet and the supports. I’ve now temporarily fitted them in the kitchen.




And now I’m working on the top piece which currently has plywood on it. I’m building the top in pieces.



The length has to be 124 inches. The first piece of the bar top will sit over the cabinet end. I’ve laminated that and now I’m off the shop to laminate the longer pieces.

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#1 posted 01-09-2012 04:32 PM

I thought I should update this:

I’m not that fussy about the colour of the bar…sometime after finishing this I played around with wood dyes and landed on a process that produced the colour I was really after…these doors for instance…

and this rallying..

I have tried various dyes but have settled on this

Raw Sienna
Dark golden brown without a reddish appearance. Very attractive on maple and other light woods.

Well…there’s plenty still to do. I’ve just purchased a Freud router table and I’m messing around with wainscotting…lots to do..

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