Wet bar

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Project by alexsutula posted 01-16-2010 08:08 AM 2892 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the project that started it all. This bar took me a year to build. I built it in my advanced woodworking class my senior year in high school back in ‘04. I wish i can say i designed it but i purchased plans online. I knew from then on i wanted to pursue woodworking. It is constructed with maple and birch plywood. I made the arm cove molding myself on the table saw and added an inlay on the top. It was an incredible learning experiance for me and was a great beginning project. The plans allowed me to concentrate 100% on my technical skills and not have to worry about design aesthetics.

A good friend of mine parents like it so much they wanted me to build them one. Unfortunately, i agreed to do it at cost. But on the upside, it allowed me to hone my skills. I flipped the design and changed some detail.

-- You can't stand apart unless you're prepared to stand alone. Alex, Cleveland

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#1 posted 01-16-2010 08:20 AM

Very nice work, what material is the inlay?

-- Vince

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#2 posted 01-16-2010 09:04 AM


+10 cookies for you!

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 01-16-2010 12:14 PM

Great looking bars! You did a beautiful job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 01-16-2010 01:58 PM

Great llooking bars and cabinets, you did a great job Cheers

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#5 posted 01-16-2010 02:41 PM

I’m extremely impressed! Very nice!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 01-16-2010 03:30 PM

It’s a beauty. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#7 posted 01-16-2010 05:12 PM

Terrific work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 01-16-2010 06:29 PM

A great bar looks super.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 01-17-2010 05:06 AM

great looking bar.. pretty good for a “first” project… I am afraid to post my “first”.. lol

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 01-31-2010 08:22 PM

This is very good work! The bar looks great!


-- Robin Renee'

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#11 posted 03-07-2010 02:42 PM

Whether it was your design or not, the execution is terrific. Hope you got a super A+ on the project. Now just try to get it out of your parent’s house.

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#12 posted 05-28-2010 03:25 PM

This is awsome work bro! Keep it up.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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