|Project by WistysWoodWorkingWonders||posted 01-22-2010 08:31 AM||6814 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
I built this Bar Cabinet / Built in Desk out of need… There was an area at the end of a hallway that needed something built in and I figured this would fit the bill. I used maple plywood for the cabinet carcasses and maple for the face frame and doors. The cabinet was built to fit the void so I had to leave extra material on both of the side cabinets and then scribe it to the wall. Overall it ended up fitting in pretty good. As you can see in the third picture, we store some of our bottles of booze in the cabinet so it is anchored to the wall studs very securely to handle the added weight.
The desk below the cabinet is the future home of my laptop. It has the required cables to get me hooked up to the internet so all that is left is to build a chair. Still searching for the perfect design on that one.
The fourth picture shows some of the Crown Molding I used to finish off the top of the cabinet. This is real maple that I made myself. Took a few trips through my new router table and then additional runs on the table saw to remove the waste and shape the back, overall it came out great.
I am very pleased with the whole project, it turned out great. I used wipe on poly (3 coats) followed by some varathane for added strength and durability.
PS, for those that are wondering, yes all the rum bottles on the side shelf are unopened. I collected throughout my career with the Canadian Navy.
Just wanted to add a little information about the bottles in the center shelves (the big flat bottom ones). The one on the left is one of the original bottles done up by the company before they had a big fire. It has the wax seal still which they don’t make anymore. When they re-built the company, it was cheaper to buy a new machine that inserted the cork stopper (on the one to the right). Just thought you all might like a little history behind the significance of the bottles… The ones on the top shelves were picked up in Austrailia and New Zealand during a Soutern deployment I was on in 1991.
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