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Project by woodwkr posted 02-03-2008 05:11 PM 2536 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished our new bar. The cabs are hand planed alder – all distressing,worm holes,splits and square pegging are added after assy. The ceiling is #2 common pine ( hand planed ) with pine boxcar siding. The hinges are solid brass, lift off, which I put in a darkening solution and buffed out. The finish is lacquer sealer followed by Mohawk heavy bodied glaze, then lacquer, then wax.
closeup of the front panels
My wife has patiently worked her way to the top of my home project list, and is holding on to that position fiercely. :)


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-- Marshall _ Wichita, Ks _ "Growing Old is Mandatory - - Growing Up Is Optional" :)

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#1 posted 02-03-2008 05:22 PM

Again great work! Once the wife gets on the list there is no end to the projects at home, but who better to share your talent with.

-- Spread love with our work

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#2 posted 02-03-2008 05:24 PM

Looks great Marshall!!

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

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#3 posted 02-03-2008 05:57 PM

This is a wonderful project. The design and finish on the bar are simply gorgeous. I am sure that your wife appreciates it. This would be a compliment to anyone’s home.

Since you completed this in time for Valentine’s Day maybe she will treat you to a new tool in return.

Good luck on completing all of your “assigned projects”. If your list is anything like mine, the to do category seems to grow faster than the completed list.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-03-2008 06:13 PM

stunning !!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 02-03-2008 07:40 PM

Awesome! I love the way you did the panels on the bar front. My wife is still waiting for her bar. I told her she can’t afford us

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#6 posted 02-03-2008 07:45 PM

great work

-- making sawdust....

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#7 posted 02-03-2008 08:27 PM

Marshall, beautiful! I was completely amazed at all you have done in that space. I rally like your drawer fronts and use of bead board in the vaulted ceiling. I am working on a bar or “pub room” in my house too. FANTASTIC! Thanks

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#8 posted 02-04-2008 01:22 AM

Great work, very, very nice….Party Time :>)

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#9 posted 02-28-2008 09:56 AM

awesome!!! i love the color. Which kind of wood finish is used?

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#10 posted 02-28-2008 01:53 PM

>>>awesome!!! i love the color. Which kind of wood finish is used?<<<
The alder is sealed with lacquer sanding sealer – - sanded – - glazed with this stuff – The color is Van Dyke Brown – - ( the areas around the joints were darkened with a dry brush and a small amount of the glaze) – - – then sealed and top coated with lacquer. The finish is allowed to cure for about a week then rubbed down with steel wool and waxed.
( Antique Pine Liberon Paste Wax )

-- Marshall _ Wichita, Ks _ "Growing Old is Mandatory - - Growing Up Is Optional" :)

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#11 posted 12-08-2008 07:35 AM

Now that is what woodworking is all about!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL

-- ericandcandi in Louisiana- Home of the "LSU Tigers"

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#12 posted 01-05-2009 07:06 AM

Very nice work. Beautiful job!

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#13 posted 07-07-2009 05:46 PM

This job is beautiful. I love the distressing, the color, the design. It’s just great. The craftsmanship is superb. Thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#14 posted 07-09-2009 03:55 AM

Hey Maeshell
This is great work it really looks fantastic.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 09-20-2013 08:00 PM

Stunning work!

-- Bill L, PA, I don't believe in isms, I just believe in me.

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