|Project by Grumpy||posted 06-12-2015 05:00 AM||1234 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
This bar has been in the making for longer than I can remember but probably 15 years. It’s been so long that I thought it needed to be finished before I was too old to be able to have a drink.
Yes Karson It is finished. LOL
It was originally going to have an upper level with stained glass but it would have looked too large for the area it sits in. That’s my excuse anyway.
It rests on 6 castors for easy mobility.
The front and sides are marine ply and the panels are radiada pine.
The goblets & wine bottles on the front & sides were turned on the lathe then split in two.
The top is a South Australian Juniper slab cut into 3 segments. The bark edges have been left for effect.
The Juniper has a very strong sickly perfume type smell.
The frame is mainly radiata pine.
I used recycled timber paneling inside in the fridge compartment.
The two doors are lined with pegboard & the lighting is LED strip. I had to divide the strip in two so it worked in both doorways. A little bit of soldering and some connectors and Bob’s your uncle.
The glass shelves were left overs from another cabinet which I had cut to fit.
The louvered doors presented a problem. Everywhere I went I got the ‘don’t have any, they don’t make them anymore’ response.
I finally found some on ebay at a nearby farm. They were among dozens of others in an old barn & were covered in bird crap. Luck would have it though, they had never been painted.
After a cleanup & a sand & varnish they came up like new.
The finish is marine varnish. The paneled front & sides are stained & the rest is natural.
That’s all folks.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python