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Live Edge Walnut Bar Top

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Project by Gregg M. posted 02-05-2017 07:01 PM 942 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently installed a live edge bar top that was made from two slabs of black walnut (8/4” x 18” x 12’). The slabs were broken down into smaller pieces to form the U-shape of the bar. The slabs are joined by loose tenons to maintain a flush top and mechanical fasteners to draw the joints together from underneath. The slabs are not glued together. Bowties were inserted in the undersides of the slabs to keep cracks in check. The bar top’s dimensions are approx 1.75”T x 18”W x 12.5’L. The slabs are finished with three coats General Finishes Arm-R-Seal – Satin.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com





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EugdOT

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 07:30 PM

Ooohhhhhhh shinny.. Looks great, nice work

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tyvekboy

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 07:54 PM

Nice job. Nice joinery.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 09:21 PM

Very nice ! That takes talent to do that and you did a great job !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 10:53 PM

So nice! I would love to be served from that great looking bar and then steal it when your weren’t looking!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#5 posted 02-06-2017 12:53 PM

Satan? Scary.

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david38

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#6 posted 02-06-2017 02:26 PM

great job

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Gregg M.

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#7 posted 02-06-2017 02:45 PM

Everyone should use satan for their finish. Thanks for correcting my english. After all it is my first language ;)


Satan? Scary.

- gargey


-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com

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#8 posted 02-06-2017 05:50 PM

This bar will be a very nice piece.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Snipes

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#9 posted 02-07-2017 03:52 PM

nice work Greg!!

-- if it is to be it is up to me

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 02-09-2017 03:09 AM

Excellent bar top, Gregg!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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