Oak and Birch Bar

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Project by mikethetermite posted 12-21-2009 at 10:28 PM 3004 views 12 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Always wanted to build a bar, and I got my chance last summer. It was started in the shop then taken apart and put back together in the basement. All parts were stained on site. He is happy with his bar, and I am happy to get the chance to build it with someone else paying for it.

Next will be to build a locked cabinet to go behind it.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 at 05:03 AM

Knowing that you have done little woodworking, trust me you did it very very well. Very well indeed.
Big project like this surely request proper working plan, serious thought, focus, determinations, courage , commitment, time and effort. In short, I believe you have that package.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 12-22-2009 at 07:46 AM

Great looking bar. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 12-22-2009 at 08:18 AM

Great looking bar! Wonderful job, Cheers!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 12-22-2009 at 09:27 AM

Nice job on that big project.

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

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#5 posted 12-22-2009 at 10:51 AM

Thanks to all, it means a lot when folks like you comment on a hobbyists work.

(I had the Chicago bar rail made at a local lumber mill. That saved a lot of time and money. )

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#6 posted 12-22-2009 at 11:08 AM

Well done Mike. Makes me wish I had a beer right now.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#7 posted 03-08-2010 at 09:53 AM

A superb looking bar, & great craftsmanship.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 03-19-2010 at 07:40 AM

Very nice job. Did you mill the bar-molding or purchase it? I like the trim work – real nice!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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