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Project by Fuzzman posted 06-28-2010 12:55 AM 3071 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son and I have 1500 to 1800 hours, including design time and acquiring materials, in this project. The woods are Khaya crotch veneer, Sapele veneered custom plywood, solid Sapele, Soft Maple for drawer boxes, and melamine for cabinet interiors. The tops are granite and the foot rail is brass. The back bar has a built in refrigerator/ice maker hidden behind a false drawer front. If we could make it, we did, right down to the outlet covers in the back bar. It all has 2 coats of wood stain on it and 3 coats of water based poly-urethane satin finish. Because we had no way to machine the bar rail we hand carved it. The back bar is over 11 feet long and the bar itself is over 7 feet long. See my previous posting for more photos

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#1 posted 06-28-2010 01:05 AM

Very nice,,,,,,,,Awesome craftsmanship!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 01:36 AM

Exquisite detail and design. Beautifully done and outstanding craftsmanship. Very impressive build. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 01:41 AM

Fantastic work

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Dennis Zongker

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 01:58 AM

Very Beautifull!!! Great job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 02:17 AM

That is impressive workmenship, very nice design.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 03:17 AM


Amazing piece of craftsmanship.

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

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 03:46 AM

Gorgeous work!!!


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#8 posted 06-28-2010 05:55 AM

That is spectacular.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#9 posted 06-28-2010 06:05 AM

very nice

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#10 posted 06-28-2010 06:46 AM

We’re not sure what’s more impressive: the wood or the workmanship! . . . a great combination!

Thanks for posting.

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#11 posted 06-28-2010 02:41 PM

Your work inspires me! Thanks

-- Gary, Texas

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#12 posted 06-28-2010 04:42 PM

Wow great work you two! I’ll be over for a cold one…...

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

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#13 posted 06-28-2010 09:16 PM

Holy Toledo! I can’t imagine the amount of work and skill it took to pull this off. I’d have to get dressed up just to sit down. Beautiful custom work.

-- Gnettie the Gnome

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#14 posted 06-30-2010 04:45 PM

Cool, when’s happy hour?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#15 posted 07-01-2010 01:23 PM

That is one gorgeous bar! You’ll have to have a show and tell for all the local LJ’s with an open bar!!

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

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