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Project by Sanding2day posted 05-08-2013 10:17 AM 2179 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Although this was made October 2012 I figured I may as well start posting from the beginning as this was my first project and what caused me to gain an interest in woodworking.

I used nothing but the finest materials and joinery, 4 by 4s and lag screws for the frame :) For some reason I am only able to put up 3 pictures at this point so will not display that here.

Used oak veneered plywood for the panels/shelving/doors and an oak/composite marble for the top. I am still looking to finish this off with a good brass pole foot rest, currently have an old shower rod taking up the role Not pictured

This project stemmed from an internet search for a replacement bar and locating a similar one in the neighborhood of $3,500 although I put about $500 and a few days work into it I’m very pleased with results…

Do not do any cutting of fruits and veggies for my drinks but felt compelled to match the design with a bamboo cutting board set into and framed with plywood picture 3.

Thanks for looking…

-- Dan





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 05-08-2013 10:59 AM

Looks darn nice.

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Sanding2day

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#2 posted 05-08-2013 11:26 AM

Thanks Monte…

-- Dan

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Oldtool

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#3 posted 05-08-2013 11:34 AM

Great looking bar, very nice build. Enjoy your new found hobby and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#4 posted 05-08-2013 11:43 AM

Nice bar Dan….now, it you can get that Miller out of the Bud Light fridge, you’ll be ok.

-- Tim Harrelson

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reedwood

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#5 posted 05-08-2013 12:58 PM

Man, I don’t have a bar in my shop! Ha!... JK!!!

Welcome to LJ, Dan.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.

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Sanding2day

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#6 posted 05-08-2013 01:20 PM

Thanks OT, Tim, Mark… Problem is the Bud Light has a tendency to be drank Miller is in there for guests… Not necessarily a good combination power tools and alcohol but garage is certainly dual purpose… My pool table continually has a sheet of press board over the top of it serving as a primary layout/work table :)

-- Dan

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#7 posted 05-08-2013 01:36 PM

It’s very nice looking and considering that it was your first time project it was done really well. As a matter of fact, if you hadn’t have told us that it was your first project, none of us would ever have known that fact. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberlocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Sanding2day

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#8 posted 05-08-2013 01:55 PM

Thanks Charles… Looking forward to having the resources and requirements for another large build. Have book learned a great deal since this project and am excited about execution.

-- Dan

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#9 posted 05-08-2013 02:59 PM

Nicely done…and great taste in booze. Have you tried Jack Daniels’s new Tennessee Honey? That stuff will kill me…

-- Bob, Indiana, "Well done is better than well said." -Ben Franklin http://www.bgwconstructionllc.com/

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#10 posted 05-08-2013 03:11 PM

Thanks Bob… Sure have, made the mistake of consuming a full 1/5th which I had chilled in the freezer… Very smooth until the next day.. Have a newer Single barrel which is clear whiskey. Not my personal favorite for flavor but certainly good quality and unique look seeing a clear JD.

-- Dan

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#11 posted 05-08-2013 03:48 PM

Shops are for visiting as well as working. Very nice. Might have to add a bigger screen TV though. For football, other sports, and Clint Eastward movies. And I suppose Norm Abrams.

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Sanding2day

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#12 posted 05-08-2013 03:54 PM

On my list right after the band saw, planer/jointer, lathe, and, and, and… One day :) Thanks Jim…

-- Dan

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#13 posted 05-08-2013 09:30 PM

i think it is time for a drink.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#14 posted 05-09-2013 02:40 AM

DAC +1 I second that motion

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#15 posted 05-09-2013 02:47 AM

Looks super

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