Mahogany Bar

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Project by David Etheridge posted 03-27-2010 03:20 PM 1879 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 03-27-2010 03:38 PM

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

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

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#2 posted 03-27-2010 04:01 PM

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

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-27-2010 06:04 PM

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 03-27-2010 06:20 PM

Nice work!

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#5 posted 03-27-2010 06:29 PM

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 03-27-2010 07:45 PM

looks good man

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#7 posted 03-27-2010 10:15 PM

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 03-28-2010 12:01 AM


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 04-25-2010 07:20 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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