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Bar for the Man-Cave (a.k.a. - Guy Room)

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Project by SkipM posted 2112 days ago 2532 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a small part of a gift, my wife gave me a beer bottle opener that mounts to the wall. (Shaped like a bulldog’s face since I am a big Mississippi State sports fan. The first thing I tried to do was find a place to mount it near the micro-fridge in my basement (a.k.a. – The Guy Room). Not wanting to mount it to the sheetrock, and not wanting to damage the fridge trying to screw it to the side, I decided that I needed a wooden box around the fridge that I could attach it to.

For about a year, the micro-fridge in the basement was becoming a countertop for multiple things, ranging from a liquor dispensor, to coasters, and more. So the need for something to attach the bottle opener to, then became the need for a bar around the fridge to provide more counter space as well. This then created the need to buy a router, a new table saw, build a workbench for the garage to have somewhere to work, and the list goes on. In designing the bar with help from my father (an engineer), I decided that I also needed some shelves to keep my pint glass collection, and that those shelves should probably be lighted to display them all. (All because of a little bottle opener).

So I set out to build my first project since I used to help out in my father’s shed as a kid. The result is a great little bar with counter space up top, a micro-fridge set in underneath, lighted shelves for glasses, and a bulldog bottle opener sitting on top… still not mounted.





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John Stegall

405 posts in 2140 days


#1 posted 2112 days ago

I think you solved a lot of problems, garnered some new toys…er make that tools, and created a great looking piece of furniture; and like you said, all over a little bottle opener.
John

-- jstegall

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ericandcandi

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#2 posted 2112 days ago

Good job securing a man cave, I was lucky to get the garage. Great job on the fridge house

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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Callum Kendall

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#3 posted 2112 days ago

Very nice!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Icemizer

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#4 posted 2112 days ago

Nice work. What did you use to finish the project?

-- Say what you mean and mean what you say.

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SkipM

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#5 posted 2111 days ago

In hind sight, I think it would have looked even better with a stain, but I actually used a paint. I took a shelf from another piece of furniture in the room (TV stand) to Home Depot and had them match the color.

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FoundingFather

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#6 posted 2110 days ago

“Man Cave” was a term invented by the HGTV network…find out the real deal at www.themantuary.com

Be A Man.

- The Founding Father

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clieb91

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#7 posted 2109 days ago

Skip, Welcome to LumberJocks. That little bottle opener spawned quite the project. The outcome looks good, though. Sure those new tools will get put to use on some other projects.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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