Custom oak bar

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Project by ravensrock posted 07-13-2016 08:09 PM 1510 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son works at a popular local restaurant chain. A section of the bar top got scratched when the owner was having new TVs installed. He asked my son if he could build him a bar for his garage using that section of the top. He agreed and asked me to help. You know how that goes. I ended up doing the majority of it.

Unfortunately they didn’t agree on a price up front. I kept asking and he kept assuring me we’d get paid. Despite my better judgment we (that is I) completed it. And guess what? They couldn’t agree on a price and now it sits in my garage. So if you know anybody in the York, PA area interested in a nice bar have them get in touch!

Anyway, the bar top is 86 3/4” long by 30 3/8” wide and was repurposed from said local restaurant. I’m assuming it has a standard clear epoxy waterproof finish on it. We built the base. It measures 86 1/2” long by 23 3/8” wide and is made from red oak hardwood and plywood. It is stained and finished with four coats of polyurethane. The owner wanted it to look like the bar in the restaurant so I added the corrugated roofing on the sides held in with rabbets along the trim. The contrasting colors between the top and the base isn’t what I would have picked but it was what he wanted.

Anybody want to buy a bar!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#1 posted 07-15-2016 12:37 AM

Nice bar… sorry you had to pick up the tab!

-- -Tim Royal -"Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real." -Thomas Merton

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#2 posted 07-15-2016 11:49 PM

How is the space between the corrugates sheets and the wood frame filled to prevent cigarette butts from falling into it ?

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#3 posted 07-16-2016 02:05 AM

There isn’t anything to prevent that. Guess that’s what the shop vac would be for!

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#4 posted 07-16-2016 03:30 AM

sorry to hear of your bad luck Dave ….. I will ask around to my friends

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 07-16-2016 03:40 AM


-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#6 posted 07-21-2016 12:24 AM

That’s cool I like the combination of materials.

-- Bob Serwacki Helena Montana

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