|Project by RobG73||posted 10-17-2012 09:35 PM||1812 views||3 times favorited||9 comments|
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