|Project by David||posted 07-11-2009 11:00 PM||4703 views||2 times favorited||5 comments|
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