Bar Table

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Project by Beautifulsunshine87 posted 07-18-2016 07:45 PM 1256 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I began working on a slim entrance table frame and shortly after adding a top to it, my friend mentioned getting himself a bar table. I told him what I was working on and soon enough, I turned this entrance table into a table that could be used in his dining room as a bar for his bottles, glasses and maybe even a wine rack.

The table itself is a mish-mash of woods, but primarily pine 2×4’s for the legs and framing, with 1/2” plywood top and 1/4” plywood bottom shelf, with pine supports and moulding of various thicknesses. I mixed walnut and pine stains (3 coats) to get a shade of golden brown, and I covered it with 5 or 6 hand rubbed layers of oil-based gloss varnish. I also learned (as I am still a beginner) how impossible it is to hide woodfiller on a piece you plan on staining. Unfortunately, some of the holes I made and covered up with it now show more predominantly, but I think it adds to the character of the piece.

Overall, a nice step up in terms of what I’ve been working on, and my friend couldn’t be happier.

Let me know what you think!

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#1 posted 07-18-2016 11:57 PM

a simple table really isn’t is it ?
No matter, the end result is nice and functional – good job

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 07-19-2016 04:28 AM

I agree, simple and nice.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#3 posted 08-02-2016 07:21 PM

Nicely done!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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