|Project by robscastle||posted 05-23-2015 09:09 AM||1201 views||0 times favorited||8 comments|
This is a project No 4 Son Toby and I made to support his catering business.
Its a rustic outdoor bar to serve drinks from made from entirely from recycled pallets and a shipping skid.
He designed the bar to be transported in the back of his VW Caddy so the size of the Bar carcass was the critical design factor, it needed to in its dismantled state to fit in the side door of the Caddy.
Then the bar top front shelves and sides then needed to be light and easly assembled on site.
Here is a few of Toby’s many Go Pro Shots
The skids were dismantled denailed and cut down and cut to size,
The Pallet boards thicknessed down to meet the lightweight requirements.
wooden dowels were used to secure the sides and front.
The Bar top is in two halves and the front a single module
The sides are framed and slats spaced apart on them.
The rustic image needed to be retained, so very little jointing was done, and nail holes and other defects used as a feature.
The Kreg Pocket hole Jig was used to produce the frame joints the remainder of the construction was glue and Brad nail construction.
All of the work was done by Toby after showing him how all the gear worked and some initial tuition along with the safety requirements needed
Upon completion Toby finished the entire Bar with sanding sealer.
I was most impressed with his ability to use the equipment safely and produce a great result, and I guess as a Father very proud of him.
-- Regards Robert