|Project by Willeh||posted 03-31-2012 06:24 PM||2339 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
This project, although quite simple overall was a good learning experience for me. Please excuse the photos, the lighting down there is terrible for photographs, expecially taken with an iPhone
I started blogging about this project, but didn’t really keep up with it. To see some info about the work in progress, check out the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/Willeh/blog/27555
This was my first time working with cherry, which was pretty interesting. I like the way it looks and it worked really well. This was my first time handplaning down rough cut boards into usable lumber, which was a challenge but worked out.
The box is cherry with a construction grade plywood back board recessed into it for mounting the board/foam. (I planed the backboard with a #4 smoother and it came up out great. The corners are biscuit jointed. The doors are cherry frame around maple plywood, all biscuit jointed as well.
I stained the whole thing with Lee Valley Aniline Dye “Antique cherry” to try to give it an older look and to match my bar, and finished it with 6 coats of wipe-on poly.
The last pic is my basement (for context). Since it is unfinished and I have yet to have the time or budget to get on that, we hung up some plain white cotton cloths for walls (Looks alot better than concrete and insulation). The bar came from a show-home as a freebie (yay!) it’s on wheels so I can move it about as necessary since the room serves a multi-function as a party room and expanded dining room which seats 20 (usually at christmas only). The dart board is on the right in the photo.
-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "