|Project by schlehrbear||posted 11-30-2013 04:57 PM||1728 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
I was asked to build a bar top by a customer, they said they wanted something different and unique. The person I built it for owns a pretty busy metal fab shop. So I figured what better than a diamond steel bar top made of wood!
I took about a month to build. Everything was made from scratch, the templates for the inlays, the jointer jig for the glue ups ect. The only mechanical element to the top is the 4 screws that hold the mitered corners together, the rest is glue and clamps! It was pretty fun building this top. I had about 5 weeks to finish it. But as usual along the way I ran into many hang ups. The thing that killed me the most was equipment break downs, then after that was sorted out I had a run in with the flu! So in all actuality I had a total of 3 weeks to do this bar. So needless to say I delivered the bar top 48hrs later than originally agreed! But he’s was pretty understanding and over all happy I believe.