Bar for a friend

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Project by cstrang posted 12-13-2011 04:10 AM 3723 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bar I recently made for my friends parents. It has birch raised panels on the front, and open cabinets inside with a single bank of drawers. The stain is called espresso, they wanted it really dark. The pictures didn’t turn out as well as id hoped they would, its a rather dark in te=he basement and the dark stain on the birch didn’t help it any, surprisingly though having the dark panels doesn’t darken and close in the room like I thought it would. Their happy with the end result so I’m happy as well. Now all thats left to do is to take it on its maiden voyage.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 12-13-2011 04:27 AM

Have to say, it definitely turned out very well in the end, had fun helping install this one

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#2 posted 12-13-2011 05:32 AM

Nice work!

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#3 posted 12-13-2011 06:08 AM

Great looking bar. Nice build.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 12-13-2011 06:12 AM

Gorgeous, Chris!

How did you make the molding around the top edge?


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-13-2011 10:21 AM

Hey men, awesome miters…..nice job

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#6 posted 12-13-2011 11:47 AM

Lew, I didnt make the moulding, I’m lucky enough to work in a custom moulding and millwork shop so i had one of the guys there make it for me, you can macke something very similar to it on the table saw though.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#7 posted 12-13-2011 11:53 AM

Nice job!

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

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#8 posted 12-13-2011 01:13 PM

Very nice

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#9 posted 12-13-2011 07:53 PM

Beautiful Job!

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#10 posted 12-13-2011 09:06 PM

Very nice bar!

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#11 posted 12-16-2011 04:21 AM

Nice job CS. Reminds me I should finish my bar.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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