Faced with a request to ship 15 bar stools overseas, I had to redesign the way he builds them to make shipping much more economical. Take this journey with us. We think you’ll like it.
I’ve been working on a custom home bar built from Bubinga and Walnut using solid and veneered wood. The counters will be protected from water using System Three Mirrorcoat a 2 part 2:1 epoxy finish that self levels and cures crystal clear. I had to give the counter a light sand and through 400 to 4000 then used a 3 step polishing process to bring the counter back to a beautiful gloss shine.
I thought you might like to see the bar made by my great Grandad. He made the bar for my grandfather in the 1800’s. My grandfather owned a tavern/bar and it was used there for decades. His son, my uncle, took over the bar and inherited the bar with it. It stayed there until the close of the tavern around 1960. My father then took the bar and used it as a back counter in his business. I remember it well. It was painted grey with red trim and and had pressed hardboard on the top. I rememb...
This is a time lapse video created using an I-phone on a tripod. I’m covering a recently finished bar top which is solid 2 5/8’ think live edge Bubinga in Three Systems MirrorCoat. This is a 2:1 epoxy that self levels and is completely clear, your able to remove bubbles with a blow torch one down side is a 3 day cure time 90%, 100% in 7 days Everything worked out well, this is still a project in progress so I will have more pictures and videos about this bar once completed ...
We’ll I’ve spent 11 days in Toronto at the One Of A Kind Show and now i’m finally back in the wood shop. I’m working on getting a bar finished and installed before Christmas. The bar is built with walnut cabinets wrapped in frame and panel from bubinga and walnut. The counters are bubinga the upper being solid 3’’ think live edge! Have a look, hope you enjoy (-:
Here I secure some trim, the bar rail and flood coat with Envirotex. You can see I had a couple leaking issue to take care of. . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9MXdPjWUXU&feature=youtu.be
When I purchased my lathe it was a floor display and had been used a couple times for Demos at the local Woodcraft. I got a great deal on it because I had called the Woodcraft in Seattle up and inquired about on hand stock and was told they had three so I took the journey across Puget Sound to pick one up. Upon arrival I was informed the associate had made a mistake and they only had the floor model on display. Well, long story short, I bought the display for a great deal but with one catch. ...
see the whole story, with the music i wrote while building these projects! @ http://refinedhomerelics.blogspot.com
Seeing as this is my first post, I probably should elaborate on who I am and what I do for a living. My name is Justin Lonas and I am a Web Application Developer (i.e. guy who works on websites). I have been doing web development for over five years and, until recently, was content with the work that I have done. It wasn’t until I moved from Florida back to my quaint home town of Athens, OH that I really started getting a feel for where I wanted to go in life. Growing client expectation...
Okay so this is my first attempt at outdoor furniture. The pictures were taken with my phone so they are a little unclear. This is a bar that I made to go with the bench set. this is a bench patio set I’ve made with three planters. Any tips on how to finish them or what they would sell for finished?
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