Mahogany Bar

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Project by David Etheridge posted 1568 days ago 1345 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was pretty much my first project. A little extreme, but I had supervision. I was in college at Appalachian State University and with my Major and Minor accounted for, I had a few credit hours left. I went through the catalog for some ideas about what I might use them for and saw the Intro to Woodworking class. Needless to say I loved it, I’ve been woodworking ever since. My teacher was apprehensive about the size of the project, but liked that it was basic in nature and provided an opportunity to practice different types of joinery as well as several different machining skills. With his blessing, I was off. The Bar is my original design and made of solid mahogany. The only thing I would change is the wine racks. They are capable of storing so much more had I know more about wine at the time; I was a beer drinker then. This project was completed in 1989.

-- David Etheridge, Holly Springs GA

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#1 posted 1568 days ago

Very nice. Especially impressive for being your first major project.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 1568 days ago

Nice build & finish and the wood is beautiful.
Great work on first project.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1568 days ago

Wonderful project.
I have to admit that I thought you had been peaking at my Sketchup files.
I have a very similar design as your, except that in my design I have the drop open door in the center and the frame and panel doors at the top.
Really enjoyed looking at yours tho, the mahogany is really some beautiful wood.

Thanks for posting

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#4 posted 1568 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1568 days ago

great piece of furniture you have done
and welcome to Lumber Jock
enjoy and have fun but be aware it
is too addictive believe me


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#6 posted 1568 days ago

looks good man

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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David Etheridge

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#7 posted 1568 days ago

Thank you all for the kind words. It really has given me a lot of pleasure over the years. As much woodworking I’ve done, I’m not sure I’ve really made anything as nice. Doesn’t matter though. Nothing beats making wood chips…..well, almost nothing. 8^)

-- David Etheridge, Holly Springs GA

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#8 posted 1568 days ago


I’m gonna’ need more pictures of that thing.

It’s beautiful … just beautiful … and I don’t want to be deprived of even a single square inch of it.

More, please!!!

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 1539 days ago

A beautiful looking bar. Nice / Great looking wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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