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Project by RobG73 posted 10-17-2012 09:35 PM 1340 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bar table I built over a few months times. I wanted to build a curvey bar, but didn’t have the proper equipment to steam the wood. So I cut a BUNCH of thin strip and glued them into shep 3 or 4 at a time. Yup, it tool a while. 98 strips total. I built the table in two half so it could fit through the planer. It is roughly 24 inches wide so I could squeeze and wind it through the sander to get a flat surface. I used three different woods: Mahogany, Beech, and Ash. Varied the pattern. Had someone in the shop tell me it looks like a big strip of bacon!

Struggled to design the right support until I received the suggestion of the wine barrels. fell in Love with the idea and finally found the barrels. Not too difficult here in Europe. For the finish, I found a tin of something (don’t read German too well), but it brings out the colors and puts a nice solid surface on it. I will get to use it for the first time this Halloween 2012. We’ll see how it survives the first bash!

-- Civilize the mind, make savage the body





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KnotCurser

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#1 posted 10-18-2012 12:23 AM

Now that looks fantastic!

The amount of work you put into this really shows.

I can see the bacon resemblance as well. :-)

This bar rocks!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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redryder

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 05:03 AM

The hours you must have put in were worth it. Nice build…...................

-- mike...............

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deon

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#3 posted 10-18-2012 08:47 AM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 10-18-2012 01:37 PM

Beautiful!! Great job, very creative!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 10-18-2012 07:36 PM

Keep going,as long as barrels are full.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 10-18-2012 10:23 PM

Fabulous bar top, you must have put a lot of work into that. The glue up looks flawless. Did you make a form for the bends? How closely spaced were the cramps?

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SwayzeeJon

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#7 posted 10-20-2012 01:41 AM

Wunderbar!!!! (No pun intended…..)

-- "Have you ever heard the phrase, 'Give a boy a video game and he'll play all day - teach a boy a video game and he'll play for life?' Me neither - take him fishin!" - Bill Dance

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 12-03-2012 02:17 AM

Oh yeah! Great bar-scape! I’ll drink to this one for sure. Well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Adrian Barac

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#9 posted 03-30-2013 01:55 PM

looks fantastic!

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