Basement Bar and WanesCotting

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Project by PKFF posted 462 days ago 2065 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my basement “Sports Den and Bar”. It has a 5 person wet bar (sink accessible at the laundry area) with refrigerator built in. All custom cabinetry was made from 3/4” birch plywood and face frame/ doors are select Pine. The wanescotting wraps all the way around the whole room. Framing, Plumbing, Painted black “industrial” ceiling, insulation, drywalling, custom cabinetry, custom bar, Wood floors, carpeting, Brick veneer walls, heavy Timber (look alike, you can see the structural post and beams are wrapped with distressed lumber to make the appearance of heavy timber construction), and all the finishing touches took 5 months and 1 day to complete on a Firefighter’s schedule. It is a great place to invite people over to watch the game or just throw back a few beers while watching a few games (bar has a tv too!!)

This was my first MAJOR start to finish basement in which I did all the sealing, plumbing, framing, electrical (with inspection), drywall, all the carpentry and woodwork, and design. The only thing I didn’t do was install the carpet. Those guys, along with drywall tapers are too good. Next time I will hire out the Mudding and Tapping.

Here are a few more to go with the originals…

Yes the walls are Honolulu Blue!!! GO LIONS!!!!

You can see the Black Ceiling really well there.

Wouldn’t you know it, HD doesn’t sell Floor to carpet transitions, so I had to make the transition molding for the wood floor on the table saw. Fairly easy actually, a lot easier than I thought.

Storage under the stairs, hidden in the wanescotting.

and Finally, Crown Molding.

-- "If you put your best effort forward today, you won't have to re-do it tomorrow"

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#1 posted 462 days ago

Beautiful work, I’m envious! Not to split hairs but its “wainscoting”.

What’s going to be on tap?

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#2 posted 462 days ago

Very Nice

-- Pain is temporary, quitting last forever.

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#3 posted 461 days ago

biff, thanks! I’ve been told both ways so i picked the regional slaaaang way

-- "If you put your best effort forward today, you won't have to re-do it tomorrow"

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#4 posted 461 days ago

This is a great build very nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 461 days ago

Awesome job

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#6 posted 461 days ago

Great remodel! Huge bump to your resale value, when the time comes, and a great place to hang out with friends for now. Thanks for sharing!

-- Robb

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#7 posted 460 days ago

Wow, great looking bar! I’ll drink to that!

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

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#8 posted 458 days ago

Excellent work on that fabulous basement bar! Great design, very well planned. An awesome place to hang out with family and friends.

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#9 posted 456 days ago

Bell’s on tap, I’m sure, given the Michigan theme.

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#10 posted 455 days ago

Very big project and well done. Looks great and feels like fun.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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