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Project by woodman488 posted 2205 days ago 34976 views 5 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my basement bar project that I built from left over logs and lumber from our house. Since we needed a break after building the house, this project actually was done 7 years after.
I needed some pine slabs for the tops so I found a guy with a sawmill in Michigan. He aquired some large pines from a local university and slabbed them for me. Since I had many large Oaks & Hickorys that needed to come down, we just traded.
The top slabs are all biscuited together as 1 piece. The back bar was made from left over knotty pine planks we also had left over. (I still have to build the doors & drawers).
The total project for the whole basement took about 10 months a little at a time. I have many more pictures at various stages but they may seem a bit boring. The bar has a keg cooler box that can hold (2) 1/2 barrels & misc other items. It is powered by a small frig with the door removed. A 12v computer fan keeps the rear coils cool & another fan inside the freezer box circulates the cold air around the kegs. There are also 2 built in frig’s with glass doors. The tap overflow drain is piped around the rear and ties into the sink. The credit for the actual design concept of the bar came from “Easy home bar plans”.

-- woodman488





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 2205 days ago

way cool posting

welcome to lumberjocks

one nice bartop

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EduWood

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#2 posted 2205 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Beautiful work. Any photos of your house we can see?

-- David, O.C., California

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trifern

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#3 posted 2205 days ago

Wow, that is a spectacular bar. I bet you will have many great times and create many memories here. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 2205 days ago

Great looking bar. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Callum Kendall

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#5 posted 2205 days ago

Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 2205 days ago

Hi Woodman;

Great job!

I don’t know, saying the construction photo’s are a bit boring, to a bunch of woodworker’s, just aint right!

I know I would like to see them. (even though they do remind me of work).

Lee

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bayouman

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#7 posted 2205 days ago

Let the party(s) begin. Great looking work. And, welcome to LJs.

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Greg Wurst

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#8 posted 2205 days ago

That’s a darn nice looking bar you have there.

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#9 posted 2205 days ago

Terrific looking bar!

Great craftsmanship.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#10 posted 2205 days ago

I love that bar. Very cool. The solid wood look is excellent!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 2205 days ago

Pretty impressive! Very nice.

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#12 posted 2205 days ago

Terrific looking bar!

!!

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#13 posted 2205 days ago

Dang! Now that’s a basement bar!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#14 posted 2205 days ago

that is awesome, and inspiring. I would love to one day get a chance to run a project like this…

thanks for sharing.

what finish did you put on the bar-top?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#15 posted 2204 days ago

beautiful job. Thanks for sharing.

I’m with Lee. Woodworker’s love to see photo’s of the construction process. It may give us ideas to improve our own woodworking by visually seeing something we may have not thought about before.

-- Rusty

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