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Project by Grumpy posted 06-12-2015 05:00 AM 1273 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.
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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.
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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.
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The frame is mainly radiata pine.
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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.
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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





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#1 posted 06-12-2015 01:19 PM

15 years in the making? That’s like raising a son. Wow! Projects like this keep the mind going and you ended up with something special. If I were in the area, I would stop in for a drink. Well done.

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

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#2 posted 06-12-2015 01:34 PM

You go Grumpy, Congrats’s on a job well done!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#3 posted 06-12-2015 02:10 PM

That is a real nice looking bar.You have a lot of nice features built in. I like the idea that you can move it.Iit looks to be heavy if you had to lift it to move it!! Nice going. Thanks for sharing, Tony!!
Cheers, Jim

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

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#4 posted 06-12-2015 04:46 PM

Grumppy, you have don a wonderful job on this. It’s very attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 06-13-2015 12:35 AM

Thanks for your comments Jocks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 06-13-2015 10:52 PM

Great work Grumpman !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 06-14-2015 01:04 AM

Thanks Danny Boy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 06-20-2015 03:08 PM

That’s a beautiful! One bourbon, one scotch, and one beer..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 06-21-2015 12:37 AM

And a red wine to boot Roger.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 07-20-2015 08:25 AM

Very Fetching piece, Grumpy. Are the wings joined in a cove? It looks like they want to swing up, exposing a sink or something. Am I just day dreaming on your work?

-- Mark

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#11 posted 07-20-2015 08:50 AM

No Mark. The top is flat. Thanks for looking.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 08-26-2015 06:31 AM

Here’s a mat for the bar I made from stubby holders.
Further details on this blog;
http://lumberjocks.com/Grumpy/blog/64634
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 08-26-2015 01:46 PM

Very, very interesting bar! And beautiful wood is used!

-- http://prometheus065.blogspot.com/

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#14 posted 08-27-2015 01:10 AM

Thanks Dusan.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#15 posted 02-17-2016 06:17 AM

Following good advice I framed the beer holder mat.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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