Back bar and Mirror

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Project by JeanValjean posted 400 days ago 773 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 400 days ago

Looks beautiful

-- 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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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 400 days ago

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 400 days ago

Very nice mirror…great job.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 397 days ago

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

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