Home Bar with Waterfall

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Project by mindseye posted 02-07-2008 09:45 PM 5213 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the video for the first bar I made. This one was more of a prototype as I was still figuring things out.

Here is the second version with some extra features added, long with some Faux marbling .
Sorry about the music on the video…don’t know what I was thinking;)

Description of this bar.
This one of a kind Bar was designed and constructed by Mixed Media Artist Duane Vickers. This project’s design began in late December 2003, and the prototype was completed in February 2006. Duane finished construction of this marble and walnut design on January 17th 2007. The front and back are finished with a faux painting techniques often referred to as Marbling. I used earth tones and amber colors of acrylic paints and glazes for this affect. The Marbling is protected and sealed with several coats of a polyurethane satin finish. The bar top and sides has a beautiful American Walnut finish also protected with several coats of a Satin Polyurethane finish. The Trellis/Arbor style glass and wine racks holds up to 60 glasses and 24 1/2 Gallon size bottles.This unique style Arbor has a Black Walnut finish with several coats of a clear gloss Polycrylic finish. This incredible Custom Home Bar is simply magnificent and probably one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever worked on! This piece features so much quality and functionality that it will be considered the crown jewel of your home and makes for great entertaining. The perfect low maintenance conversation piece. Features: Fully operational Water Fall feature with fiber glass water-proof troff. Interchangeable front piece for a large variety of options. Three Interior Lights Brushed Chrome Kick Pole w/Decorative Chrome End Scrolls. Faux Marble Front, Mantle and Backing. Warm American and Black Walnut Finish. Rich, Multi Step Hand Applied Finish. ( both Satin Polyurethane and a crystal clear Polycrylic were used.) Overhead Wine Glass Storage. (up to 60 glasses.) Wine bottle Racks and Storage. (up to 24 bottles.) Full Remote Control and light Dimmer option. Comes apart into 5 separate components for easier shipping or moving. Mirror Water Feature backing. (can easily be replaced with any other water) resistant material/design ie: custom sign/logo and or Marble stone etc) Constructed from Solid Hardwoods. Inside Storage. Easy pump access and low maintainable Design. 2×4 interior studs and built to last. Completely Water Proof Fiber Glass shell. Strong and Sturdy. * approx: 500lbs.


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#1 posted 02-07-2008 09:49 PM

I like the idea that you don’t have to get up to go pee. Keeps ya from loosing yer seat, right?

Just kidding! Good idea. I think the waterfall effect would look good on a back wall too, behind the bottle shelf.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 09:58 PM


I’m still working on some other features for this so should have more pics or videos posted of a third version in a couple months.

I like your idea once i get it all finished I’ll consider adding a back ground water wall.


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#3 posted 02-07-2008 10:16 PM

This is really cool!!!!

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

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 11:21 PM

Man, that is quite a project.

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 11:30 PM

Beautiful, wish I’d thought of it. Great idea. You ought to make a lot of money selling something like that. Take lots of pictures and movies. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 11:43 PM

This is a really innovative idea. These fountains have only become popular in the last few years so I am not surprised at the novel areas where they are beginning to be found. Great idea.

Thanks for sharing.

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

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#8 posted 02-08-2008 12:11 AM


...I like it ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#9 posted 02-10-2008 08:50 PM

Very unique!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#10 posted 03-19-2008 08:29 PM

Great job.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 04-21-2009 07:55 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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