Back bar and Mirror

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Project by JeanValjean posted 07-23-2013 02:40 AM 1683 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a “commission” of sorts…Some friends purchased a bar and needed a matching back bar and mirror.

I ID’d the wood as maple, got the stain color matched, and managed to find a panel raising router bit that closely matched the profile used on the main bar and went to town!!
The lower bar has adjustable shelves.
The upper mirror features laser engraved “Luther Seals” and LED upwash and downwash lighting.
Stain was a custom matched chestnut color and finish was 3 coats of Watco Satin Lacquer..

The primary lesson learned was that Maple takes stain very inconsistently…..tended to be a bit splotchy.
This caused some rework on the worst sections and on the other sections I think it helped lend to the “rustic” overall look to the piece.

Ultimately it was a dead match to the original store bought piece and my clients were thrilled.

-- Semper Fi

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#1 posted 07-23-2013 02:42 AM

Looks beautiful

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

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#2 posted 07-23-2013 03:26 AM

Great job on the shelf and mirror!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-23-2013 10:48 AM

Very nice mirror…great job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 07-25-2013 03:32 PM

Both projects look good and well made. Great design, stain and finish. Great job!

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