primitive looking dry bar with concrete top

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Project by hungryJ posted 11-28-2015 05:11 PM 763 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this was one of our projects from third year of my carpenter technical training. has some features that i probably couldn’t replicate at home without all the finest tools that NAIT (the northern Alberta institute of technology) has to offer. such as the concrete top, the instructors had some pre-made rubber molds made up, and a vibrating table that insured the concrete had no honeycomb. The design was inspired from the Celtic hardware i found at lee valley. the school’s design, which we were free to expound upon as long as it didn’t use drastically more material, had elegantly tapered legs which i opted to make chunky and “primitive”. its oak ply and hardwood, stained black cherry. it was intended as an entry table, but has become a dry bar. the bottom cabinet holds many fine whiskeys and the drawers have glasses, cards and dice. all rabbeted jointery, nothing fancy. kind of “primitive” as i labelled it

-- just a goon with a hammer.

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#1 posted 11-28-2015 05:37 PM

I think that’s a very handsome piece. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but are those legs/rails slightly tapered to the top? Very nice indeed.

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#2 posted 11-28-2015 06:44 PM

Nothing primitive there. It’s solid rustic piece of cabinet, looks very sturdy and old rustic. Bravo from my side of view.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 11-29-2015 01:40 PM

yes bob, the legs are tapered at the top, but getting the flare at the bottom was much more difficult

-- just a goon with a hammer.

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