|Project by Thos. Angle||posted 01-21-2009 07:01 PM||2073 views||1 time favorited||26 comments|
It took us two years but the client and I finally got together on this one. She wanted a small bar with a top. The bar is 60 inches long and 40 inches high. It could only be 18 inches wide because of the the pool table. Red Oak was the wood of choice and simplicity the order of the day. The corners are mitered and biscuited. The top is 4/4 with a shop-built bar rail. The panels are 1/4 Oak ply. When I drew it in sketch up, I added the dentil molding around the top and then added it to the bar. The lock is to keep the teenagers out of the booze. All hardware is from Woodcraft. There is a shelf inside.
She also wanted a small corner bistro table to match. The table is pie shaped so I glued up wedges of 4/4 to make the top. It was planned to screw the table to a wall stud from the beginning. The way it is designed it is a little prone to tipping forward. When Carleen shot the photo I then saw the sawdust on top. OOPS!!
The finish which the client chose was Dark Walnut Danish Oil topped with oil base polyurethane. I put 6 coats on the bar top and the little corner table top and three on the rest. Topped it off with Min-wax furniture wax and a good polishing.
Sorry the photos aren’t up to par, but oh, well…......
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon