Breakfast Bar

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Project by David posted 07-11-2009 11:00 PM 5112 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our Son and family moved into this house and as most folks; right away wanted to put “Pa” to work making some changes. There was a stub wall between the kitchen and a family room with a very beat up piece of “Hem-Fir” capping it. It wasn’t of any use and down right unattractive. So he came up with the idea of a Breakfast Bar so they could pull up a couple of bar height stools for that quick morning coffee and a place to collect all the clutter that normally collects in a kitchen: the car keys, groceries, school books ….

There isn’t much to hang it on so I put a cleat on the end wall and a bracket on the other end. Unfortunately there was a duplex outlet on the end that needed the bracket so if you look close enough, you can see how I made a decorative notch to miss it and still hit the stud for support.

It isn’t really 1 1/2” thick oak; I doubled up along the edge of the top so it looks that way. The finish is Provincial Stain and quite a few coats of polyurethane. So far it’s holding up quite well


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#1 posted 07-12-2009 12:28 AM

Looks great David

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#2 posted 07-12-2009 12:34 AM

Nice idea.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-12-2009 01:48 AM

Looks nice, David.

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#4 posted 07-12-2009 01:58 AM

Great idea and very useful.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 03-03-2010 02:43 AM

sweet job!

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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