Cantalever Serving Line For The Never Ending Pool House Project

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Project by BusterB posted 06-27-2014 01:37 AM 1924 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife is a very social person with a large family so we host quite a few gatherings during the summer. She asked me to build a place to set out the food when the in-laws come-a-calling. This is what I came up with. When we moved into the house we currently live in, one of the main sales points (for me) was that it didn’t have a pool and I didn’t see that there was anywhere to put one. Field lines and underground utility lines in the front,, drive way to the rear, basement access on one end and a nice stand of oak, hickory and maple on the other. Once again, I should have never underestimated my wife. I about cried when they cut the trees out…lol Well they had to back fill some to level the ground so there was about a three foot drop off at the end of the pool. In an effort to get the most outta the “wasted” space, I built a deck. It was never used. To further expand its usefulness, I extended it and added a changing room. One again…still not used. In a further attempt to make it useable, I extended the roof line and screened it in. No go. I pulled power out and installed ceiling fans…ahh finally some of the senior family members decided it was a good place to stay cool on those warm summer afternoons. We get some interesting weather around here so it has been a challenge to keep that nylon screen in place. I was talking to the wife about up grading to aluminum screen when she suggested taking the screen out and installing a serving line. I thought what she was describing sounded more like a bar…needless to say, she didn’t agree. Well on the last day of my vacation I finally got around to building it. At one point during the project, I noticed that the cat was rolling around on the ground laughing at me. He knows that this project has been a bust from the get-go and basically it just gives me a chance to practice woodworking outside on pretty days. Thanks for listening to my rant!!! lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 06-27-2014 01:55 AM

I really like it. Family gatherings are always a problem to deal with.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-27-2014 02:09 AM

You did a great job with the serving line Buster. I feel for you buddy, I really do….LOL. Perhaps the cat will stop laughing long enough to give it his seal of approval.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 06-27-2014 02:53 AM

Nice looking bar, uh, I mean serving, what? Don’t listen to the cat. Cats are biased against everything!
Hang in there Buster.

-- God bless, Candy

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 06-27-2014 12:14 PM

Nice solution for a serving table. I know how it is when the wife gets an idea and the place gets changed a lot.
You are certainly keeping up the the new development very well, Buster!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 06-27-2014 12:22 PM

looks like you have put a lot of effort into that (and it looks great!) and it’s a shame you cant seem to get a little more appreciation.

-- Out in the shed making curls

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#6 posted 06-27-2014 01:05 PM

Life is full of things we build that no one cares about. At least you did a good job and enjoyed the time making it. (don’t get me started about things around here that aren’t used but had to have) A day in the shop is better than most. Take care Buster.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 06-27-2014 02:50 PM

Monte- Thank you sir. The only advantage is that most of them are good folks…even if they are kin to my wife…lol

L2L- Thanks Lee. Not so sure, it walked through earlier and was still chuckling…lol

Candy- Thank you buddy-ette, that cat is messed up anyhow. It thinks its a dog most days…lol As far as the bar thing goes, well if we were to start serving drinks at those gatherings, not sure we would ever be able to get them to

Jim- thank you sir. Not really so new buddy, been a ongoing project over the last 8 years or so.

Curls- Thank you.

Dave- Thank you buddy. The curse of being a man eh??? lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 06-27-2014 08:30 PM

how long you been married?the boss is always least thats what mine tells me constantly!!!
nice work on the serving line.whats next at the pool house,swinging doors?it turned out great hope you get alot of use out of it…

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 06-27-2014 10:28 PM

Nice work – I think many of us have probably had seemingly never-ending projects of some sort. Stock the bar and enjoy!


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#10 posted 06-27-2014 11:46 PM

Buster, Buster, Buster. Many moons I’ve sat here waiting for the water to thaw so I could launch the canoe, and all this time you have a huge pond right in your yard. If you ever stock that baby I hope you keep me in mind.Hahaha! Kidding aside, that’s a great looking setup you have going there, you’ve done a fine job. Keep up the great work.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#11 posted 06-28-2014 12:18 AM

I see than you’re in Tennessee. Pour yourself one of those fine Tennessee whiskies, belly up to your new bar, and let the world fade away for awhile!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#12 posted 06-28-2014 02:24 AM

LOL Love the story and the pool and the bar. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#13 posted 06-28-2014 05:34 PM

Mighty fine Buddy Buster. “Sit back and Pop-a-Top on a cool one, you’ve earned it my friend!” to coin a quote from Stumpy.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 06-30-2014 09:04 PM

Buster that is a sweet Bar, space for some kegs underneath so
that you hae beer on tap
Those post will be a neat spot for the optics.
Mrs Buster doesn’t read this does she ??? LoL


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#15 posted 07-03-2014 04:34 PM

Marty-Thank you buddy. 27 years bud. Would think I would have learned by now…ok I am slow ok…lol

Tom- Thank you sir…gonna finish that sucker…someday…lol

Jeff- Thank you buddy. Funny you said that about the canoe…the son bought himself a fishing kayak and you can guess where he tried it out…lol

dean- Thank you sir.

Hoss- Thanks Marty. I just posted a project inspired by you and ole jeff….lol

Russell- Thank you buddy. I have seen a few of those stumpy episodes…lol

Jamie- Thank you guru…. I sure hope she doesn’t…lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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