|Project by Gio||posted 08-23-2011 04:34 PM||3203 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
This project has been the Love of My Life. Last May I received a phone call from a Navy pilot asking if I could build him a bar like the one he saw on my web-site. And being and old tin-can sailor I said, “Sure” now which bar did you see”?
We worked out the details and here it is. I delivered it to him in Corpus Christi, TX and the guys in his unit are enjoying it immensely.
Sorry about the funny angle shots of behind the bar but there is a wall in the way and these are the best of the bunch.
Of course these are authentic Tennessee sippin’ whiskey barrels. Just drill into the wood and you can smell the wonderful aroma.
Now for the details, the base is made from white oak with 5/4 cherry for the top. The barrels are white oak and the bar top is baltic birch with cherry trim. The over all length is 8’.
He is scheduled to transfer to Jacksonville, FL so I told him not to plan on shipping the bar because of it’s weight but to sell it to his buddies and I would make him another one. The picture of the slab is what I will use for his next bar top. I couldn’t use it this time because it was running 32% moisture.
If anyone is interested I have 2 more of these red oak slabs. One runs just over 8’ and the width varies between 21-24” and 2.2” thick. The other is the same length and the thickness is 3.5” but the width runs between 22” and 46” on the top end due to branch spread. If you are interested and not too far away let me know.
-- Gio, Gifts4thee.com