Dry bar

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Project by wrench posted 03-31-2011 06:03 AM 2752 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Dry bar is made of Red Oak. The stain is min wax’s gun stock stain, with 3 coats of dissolved rockler brand shellack flakes . The Top is a hi-macs brand solid surface top that I also made. The stain glass was done by a good friend and fellow jock “cplant”.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 06:30 AM

Welcome to LJs
very nice dry bar . Good design and great looking.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 06:44 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Great looking piece, appears you put all the bells and whistles into it. Very Nice.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 09:51 AM

Welcome, Nice job all the way around on this! Looks great, the dove tails turned out great as well as the doors. I used that gunstock for the wood trim in our family room. Like the color of it. Well done and again welcome.

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

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#4 posted 03-31-2011 11:48 AM

Looks good, I also like the glass. My home was custom built 100 years ago. Most of the wonderful original windows were replaced five years ago, but I kept the old ones. I know there’s good use for the glass and old growth fir they are made from.

-- Naz

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#5 posted 03-31-2011 12:57 PM

Really nice! Red oak is so great to stain even if stinky to cut.

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#6 posted 03-31-2011 03:31 PM

Super looking cabinet! Welcome to LJ’s. I hope we’ll be seeing more of your work! Do you plan to maount this this cabinet below a counter top or high on the wall??

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#7 posted 03-31-2011 05:43 PM

First post a dry bar. You’re gonna make friends here.


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

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#8 posted 03-31-2011 06:18 PM

Good looking project.
Did you make a “back up” door or drawer to replace the microwave oven in case you can’t find a replacement for it that fits when it dies? I have encountered that problem on two cabinets I made years ago that held the old style square shaped TVs. Now a wide screen either won’t fit or looks awkward.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#9 posted 04-01-2011 02:45 AM

Wow, that is gorgeous, beautiful wood and superb craftsmanship and design, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#10 posted 04-01-2011 03:37 AM

Thank you everyone. To answer Shopmania, I built a solid surface counter top for it and will not be mounting it. LesB I did not think of that, thank you. I will have to take that in to consideration next time oops.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#11 posted 04-01-2011 09:26 AM

microwave oven? I thought that was a wine cooler.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#12 posted 04-01-2011 01:48 PM

yes it is a wine cooler.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#13 posted 04-01-2011 09:33 PM

A very nicely done project all the way around. Your friend did a really good job on the doors too. Welcome to LJ.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 04-06-2011 02:17 PM

That is a very nice bar. Well designed and detailed with the glass and all!!

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

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#15 posted 04-11-2011 01:08 AM

I am going to make a wine bottle rack for the back up.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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