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Outdoor bar for kids school auction

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Project by mattm58 posted 541 days ago 1532 views 14 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bar for my kids school auction in October of 2012. The counter top and bar top are 1.25” granite, the cabinet is 3/4” ply skinned in cedar. The wine rack has LED lighting in the top back corner to give a cool effect, and the backsplash is glass tile glued to an acrylic sheet, with LED rope lights backlighting it. It all sits on top of locking casters.





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freidasdad

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#1 posted 541 days ago

WOW!

That’s beautiful!

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#2 posted 541 days ago

Very nice, very nice indeed

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#3 posted 541 days ago

Wow! Looks like you were the major contributor to the school auction. They should name a building after you! All very nice projects.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 540 days ago

I would love something like this, but it would kill me to see it buried in snow 6 months out of the year.

Very clever with the glass tile and led lighting.

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#5 posted 540 days ago

Very nice craftsmanship and I admire your generosity!

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#6 posted 540 days ago

Cool. Favorite for later. Great work.

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mattm58

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#7 posted 540 days ago

Thanks for all the kind words! It was a fun project, but not likely one I’ll repeat anytime soon. :)

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#8 posted 540 days ago

That is really great! I really like the back-lit glass tiles. The effect is really cool.

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#9 posted 540 days ago

Looks great. Love the front especially.

-- "For long you live and high you fly, but only if you ride the tide."

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mattm58

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#10 posted 540 days ago

Mosquito – I really like the backlit tile too, the problem is finding glass tile that doesn’t have the white paper backing. Almost all tile I found had the paper backing so grout doesn’t show through. I finally found these at Lowes. I had to peel each piece of tile off the backing so you didn’t see the mesh (it came in 1’x1’ sheets). Each tile was then individually glued on using a clear silicone.

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mattm58

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#11 posted 540 days ago

By the way, a cheap way to skin the outside – planed cedar fence boards. Can’t go wrong at a buck or so a piece.

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Mosquito

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#12 posted 540 days ago

Thanks for the heads-up on the process. I’ve used the tiles on mesh then glued to felt before to make some drink coasters, but I guess I didn’t think about the fact that you’d have to remove that mesh to do this… Very cool idea.

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#13 posted 538 days ago

That is awesome! Like the light effects on the glass tiles and great idea using LED lights. Very well done!

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#14 posted 538 days ago

Very good design and well executed….that will sell fast.
You better make yourself one though!!
Mike

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