|Project by Firemanwill||posted 05-22-2014 06:46 PM||870 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
My wife came to me one day and asked me to build her a wine bar. So I jotted down her input on how she wanted it to look and then started to design it. About 2 months later…....still just a design on paper. But that was the plan. My wife is from Tennessee and loves her state. So I sourced some old white oak barn wood from a salvage company in Tennessee…...without her knowledge. The barn was pre-Depression era with faded red paint patina. She took some time off and flew home with our 2 girls for about 2 weeks. This gave me plenty of time to build my surprise. Didn’t tell her anything about it. In fact, the wood arrived the day after she left. I assembled it with the help of a close friend. The main structure is ordinary 2×4, sheathed with 1-1/4 inch white oak slabs. My main goal was to give it an “old barn” look. The bar top is pieces of roof sheathing, complete with the nail still embedded. The back splash is made from a floor slat. A little wrought iron metal work and 2 14-tine rake heads for glass holder rounds out the top. The upper shelf is a cedar fence board trimmed with a live edge strip, which I notched the underside and pinned. Needless to say, she was very happy with her new piece. A few friends have made offers for it, but this one is staying put.
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