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Gunmetal Ebony and Glass Bar

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Project by DS posted 03-01-2012 10:00 PM 2214 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Bar is made from Classic Core Red Birch plywood laminated with Gunmetal Ebony veneer. It is a horizontal grain match 360 degrees around the unit. The base is stainless steel and there are stainless steel reveals just under the tops. The drawers and pull out shelf are solid maple with exposed dovetails.

The original top was going to be granite, but it was changed to an Ebony and glass top with stainless steel standoffs. The glass is 1/2” thick tempered low-e “starfire” glass. Stainless steel knobs were placed on site (first two photos).

The finish uses a clear grain filler for a full-fill finish of high performance pre-cat lacquer wet-poilished to a mirror shine at 12000 grit.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251





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stefang

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 10:23 PM

Looks classy to me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DS

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 10:31 PM

Thanks Mike.
The yellow-ish photos are in my house when I preassembled it.
I took those photos with my Nikon.

The colder looking photos are at the client’s after it was delivered and I took those with my cell phone. There’s a huge quality difference in the photos.

The client is super happy with this piece. They’re gonna knock out the window right at the end of this bar and put in a huge glass door. The pool is immediately on the other side. Sounds like a party to me.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 03-01-2012 11:19 PM

Wow…....looks very mean and classy, super nice job

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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SPalm

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#4 posted 03-01-2012 11:54 PM

Sweet. I very nice design, and very well done.
I am impressed.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 12:28 AM

COOL bar!

Time to belly up to it and test it out… LOL

Something like that must be evaluated in person…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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SASmith

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#6 posted 03-02-2012 12:28 AM

Love the horizontal grain wrapping around the corners.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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DIYaholic

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#7 posted 03-02-2012 01:03 AM

I want one!

Nice job! Love the design & execution!

Did you get to “christen” it before/after delivery?

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#8 posted 03-02-2012 01:29 AM

A very classy piece you have built. Nice Job.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Roger

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#9 posted 03-02-2012 12:02 PM

ahh yess! very nice. all that’s missin is a shot-n-a-beer

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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DS

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#10 posted 03-02-2012 05:10 PM

Not sure if setting my soft drink on it counts as a christening, but it works just fine.

Thanks for all the positive comments guys.
I appreciate all the support.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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live4ever

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#11 posted 03-02-2012 07:30 PM

Very cool! Is the gunmetal ebony one of these reconstituted veneer products?

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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DS

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#12 posted 03-02-2012 09:06 PM

As a matter of fact it is a RCV… it’s amazing what they can do these days.
I got these from GL Veneer in California. I’ve had nothing but great service from them. I can usually buy and ship veneers in from them for cheaper and faster than my local distributer can get it to me here in town.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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live4ever

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#13 posted 03-02-2012 11:41 PM

Thanks for the tip! I was looking at using macassar ebony RCV for a modern-style buffet cabinet, but I like the look of this gunmetal ebony more…little less contrast. Thanks for the info on your source – same state as me too. :)

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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WinterSun

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#14 posted 03-03-2012 07:16 AM

Love the design. Great execution.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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DS

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#15 posted 05-24-2012 11:10 PM

Ok, I was looking through my pics on my phone today and found this little gem.
This is one of the panels from which this bar was made. It is loaded on the cnc machine just starting to cut it out.

Again, this is not my machine. I just rent time on it every now and then.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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