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Forum topic by AaronL posted 03-24-2017 12:44 AM 556 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AaronL

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03-24-2017 12:44 AM

I’m not sure if this fits within lumberjocks, but I am interested in building “concealed” wet bar in my foyer. I wanted to get some advice on how to build it so it is very strong and also looks good.

The idea is to
-put a piece of 1/4” or 3/4” plywood onto the wall
-put in a “vanity” cabinet against that with sink, countertop, etc.
-build a couple 2×4 walls with nice veneer on the inside and secure to the wall and floor on each side
-attach 1/4” veneer to the sides
-attach solid wood to the front of the “walls”
-put in some shelving
-put in some nice wooden doors to match on the front


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#1 posted 03-24-2017 05:20 PM

1/4” is too thin for the side ply, it’ll boom and rattle and flex to the touch. Put a layer of sheet rock under it to beef it up.

2×4’s are a bit wide, I’d use 2×3’s instead.

Wrap the studs with ply and put on outside corner to finish.

M

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#2 posted 03-24-2017 06:38 PM

Thanks for the input!

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#3 posted 03-24-2017 07:13 PM

I’ve been watching to see what replies you get but you’re not getting any. If you explain your goals better, you might get more responses.

If I were going to put it in the middle of the wall in a small room I’d build a freestanding cabinet in the predominant style of the house/room (modern, contemporary, craftsman, whatever). It can appear free standing but have plumbing, just attach it to the wall so it can’t be moved. Something like this that won’t be looming:

or this

If you really want a tall cabinet then I would build a wardrobe style, something like this:

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 03-24-2017 10:00 PM



I ve been watching to see what replies you get but you re not getting any. If you explain your goals better, you might get more responses.

- Rick M

I think I have an idea of what he wants to achieve. The problem for me is that when the discussion starts out with 2-by lumber and 1/4” panels, the distance from that to what I would think of as a well-made wet bar — stand-alone or built-in — with doors to obscure its contents, is really huge. I honestly don’t have any suggestions to offer for that.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 03-25-2017 01:36 AM

I’m guessing a carpentry level project is more in his skillset which is fine but this design is a box in the middle of a short wall which to me doesn’t make sense. I also don’t understand a wet bar in a foyer. And running plumbing through an outside wall is less desirable.

I don’t have a problem with 1/4” panels but it depends on the design. I feel like this is a job for someone local, not the internet.

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#6 posted 03-25-2017 04:14 AM



And running plumbing through an outside wall is less desirable.

- Rick M

Likely from a garden hose spigot. I agree with your whole point though.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#7 posted 03-26-2017 01:18 AM



I ve been watching to see what replies you get but you re not getting any. If you explain your goals better, you might get more responses.

If I were going to put it in the middle of the wall in a small room I d build a freestanding cabinet in the predominant style of the house/room (modern, contemporary, craftsman, whatever). It can appear free standing but have plumbing, just attach it to the wall so it can t be moved. Something like this that won t be looming:

or this

If you really want a tall cabinet then I would build a wardrobe style, something like this:

- Rick M

Hey, Rick, thanks for posting those photos. I saw the wardrobe version. That is pretty appealing to me. I have been looking for wardrobes on craigslist to modify. That might be a better option. Thanks!

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