Custom Bar Build #2

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Project by EWJSMITH posted 544 days ago 1477 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well my second custom bar build is done…. finally. The customer is extremely happy with the finished product and because of this installation, I now have two more requests for basement bars and one request for a kitchen island.

Bar is made from birch ply edged with solid birch. This was my first attempt at inset doors and they turned out pretty nice. The bar is finished with Miniwax American Chestnut which was done by the customer. The next two I’ll be finishing but for this installation, the customer wasn’t quite sure what color they wanted and so they agreed to have it installed and they would finish themselves. They did a great job too!

Questions or comments, let me know.

Thanks for looking

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 544 days ago

Nice looking. It’s one of the next pieces on my build list.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 544 days ago

That is beautiful. You sure did a great job.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#3 posted 544 days ago

Nice looking bar!

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

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#4 posted 544 days ago

Excellent work. It seems you’ve found a good niche market. Well done.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 543 days ago

Very nice! Great timing as my wife wants me to build a bar for our basement. Where did you get the plans or is this your design?

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#6 posted 542 days ago

thanks everyone. no plans. just built based on pics I had seen online and the customers requirements and the general dimensions of the room in which it was getting installed. if you want some more info on how this was built, I tracked the build in a blog that can be found here
It basically 5 large pieces that go together like a puzzle and it’s cabinet construction. Not done with 2×4 framing as I have seen some bars done. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

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#7 posted 542 days ago

Nice bar.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#8 posted 542 days ago

Looks really great and well made. Like the design, drawers and the compartments. Impressive work!

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#9 posted 541 days ago

Very nice! Love the corners.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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