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Project by grosa posted 09-29-2010 06:13 AM 3286 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bar. The last picture is the model I had to work from, it was only 20” long.The entire bar was made from 1/2” plywood and 3/8” bend ply. After plywood construction I fiberglassed and sanded smooth. I then sprayed on 3 coats of gel coat, then sanded, sanded, sanded. Then I buffed to a mirror finish with cutting compound then buffed again with 1500 compound. The bottom half of the bar was made from 2 layers of 3/8” bend ply. The bar top is Sepele and maple with maple plugs. No stain.The finish is 6 coats of conversion varnish. The top half of the boat was made from 3/4” 2 lbs. yellow foam. The foam comes in 4×8 sheets. It was glued together with fiberglass compound adhesive. Then fiberglassed inside and out, sanded, gel coated and buffed smooth. The top half is held to the ceiling by 3 – 1/2” all thread suspended from a unistrut. I covered the unistrut in the front with rope. The 2 rods in the center of the boat were covered with vhf antennas and the back part on the wall were screwed to the studs. This went to a restaurant in Naples Florida called Swan River Seafood. The crab on there website I also made, That will be my next post. http://www.swanriverseafood.com

-- Have a great day.





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Ray Friddle

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#1 posted 09-29-2010 06:27 AM

No you did not! This is great!

-- Ray

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#2 posted 09-29-2010 06:28 AM

OK Ray I did not.

-- Have a great day.

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#3 posted 09-29-2010 06:57 AM

Is there any red port left?
Sorry, couldn’t resist.
This is very cool.

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#4 posted 09-29-2010 09:03 AM

Very unique! Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 09-29-2010 09:40 AM

Hey Grosa,
Sweet job…well done.

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#6 posted 09-29-2010 10:30 AM

Great work love the look and the details! The planks on the flloor for example. One to be proud of for sure.

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

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grosa

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#7 posted 09-29-2010 12:49 PM

notottoman, no the stools were store bought

-- Have a great day.

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 09-29-2010 03:27 PM

Very cool bar. As soon as I saw the pictures of the boat bar I knew it had to be on the Gulf side of Florida. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#9 posted 09-29-2010 03:32 PM

Great work. I like the pictures on their web site – it really shows the bar top. Awesome work. Can’t wait for the crab – it looks like a professional did it!!! :)

Truly talented.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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grosa

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#10 posted 09-29-2010 11:23 PM

Thanks guys & gals. They had to remove the entire store front ( doors windows and walls ) to get this in the building. I have a bunch of pictures, I will try to post on the blog.

-- Have a great day.

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#11 posted 09-30-2010 03:16 PM

fantastic job

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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grosa

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#12 posted 10-01-2010 04:53 AM

I tried to do a blog on the construction of this bar. As you all know I haven’t got the hang of it yet so read what I wrote at the top if you want to see the whole picture. I will try to do better next time.

-- Have a great day.

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