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Forum topic by ndguy posted 02-03-2011 06:00 AM 872 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2011 06:00 AM

Ok, I am finally ready to start designing my bar in my basement. I have the skills to build cabinets (modest skill).

I want a bar 8 feet long and will have an L on the end and the lower part of the L will be my sink.

The problem I am having is I was going to build the cabinets 36 high and the bar top at 42, but do I just make a false front out of 2×4 to support the bar top or cut the plywood out with 6 inches or so extending to 42 inches?

Any help is appreciated, photos would really help. Thanks everyone.


-- Jeff, Fargo, ND

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#1 posted 02-03-2011 06:31 AM

JL , I am a bit unclear on your questions. I will say that bar styles and design as well as construction techniques are all over the place. You need to first decide on the look your after as well as the existing integrity of the surroundings. But to answer what I think youve asked is you could go either way: full panel up to 42aff or 36aff with an upper 6 inch high section. Either way dictates differant approaches from the outset. Personally I would buid 42 high front and end panel with a shallow top allowing access to the sink, or whatever at the full depth 36 inch high top which would be concealled Hope this helps.

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