Mini Bar- box

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Project by doubleDD posted 09-30-2014 05:15 PM 1884 views 3 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If you ask me where this idea came from, I honestly would have to say ?. Some time in the first week of August I found a bunch of these mini bottles that had been collected and given to me over the years. I decided to build a box for them and put them out of the way somewhere. Fast forward 7 weeks later when I started, things started clicking and changing from a simple storage box to something to display them in, and or use. ha ha.
Suddenly I wanted a safari – tropical look to it, so Zebra wood was chosen for the main body. The rest is just scraps I have laying around and added to give it a shocking appearance.
I made 3 tiers to better display the merchandise, added a couple shop glasses, bar open sign for a laugh, and the crossbones because it was there. The footrest is a dowel rod that may be changed over to a brass rod if I find one somewhere. It also holds the front level when open.
The front swings down as a shelf as you choose your favorite drink and the top is used as the actual bar.
Lumber used, Zebra wood, Padauk, Purpleheart, Pear, and finished with lacquer.
I hope you enjoy this one. I sure did. Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 09-30-2014 05:52 PM

Very cool. The skull is a nice touch, did you scroll saw that?

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 09-30-2014 06:14 PM

This is funny I love it, very creative, can’t believe nobodies done this before..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 09-30-2014 06:17 PM

Great job and just plain cool!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 09-30-2014 06:54 PM

Beautiful Mini Bar!

COOL design… COOL work…

Very nice!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 09-30-2014 07:52 PM

That is really cool.Love your take on the Mini Bar! Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 09-30-2014 07:56 PM

That is a col box to store all the good stuff!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 09-30-2014 08:41 PM

Bar in a box? Now that is thinking outside the box….LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 09-30-2014 08:46 PM

very nice,love the mini-bar.cheers:)

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 09-30-2014 08:49 PM


-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 09-30-2014 09:42 PM

Looks really great. All the wood combos compliment each other very well. Pretty creative and well done !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#11 posted 09-30-2014 11:43 PM

I’d belly up to that bar any day! (Need a little bourbon in there, though…....!)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 09-30-2014 11:58 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments.
Rick, thanks. The skull was something I had around, can’t take credit for that.

Duog, I think you are right. Don’t see many of these around.

John, thanks for the nice comment.

Joe, hoss, thanks.

Jim, thanks. Some of the good stuff is not in the box yet.

Hi Lee, maybe I got this idea from my younger days hanging out in bars.

Marty, Jay, thanks for looking.

kdc68, thanks. I was trying for a wild look and using up scraps at the same time.

Dean, I will have to get some bourbon in there for you. Good to rotate your stock. lol.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 10-01-2014 12:02 AM

I like the idea Dave and that skull should and cross bones be a good deterant to keep unwanted guests away.
Fine craftsmanship I may add and good looking wood .
What is the size ?


-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 10-01-2014 12:15 AM

Hi Klaus, I forgot to mention the size. 14’‘w x 7 3/4’’ h x 9’’ d. It’s heavy but it carries important material that you don’t want damaged. You just gave me an idea to add a handle to it. Thanks.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#15 posted 10-01-2014 01:11 AM

Dave, that is the most handsome Bar I’ve ever seen. With just a little bit of imagination it can take you back to the Wild West. Love it.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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