Coffee Bar

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Project by RevJVegas posted 02-27-2018 11:01 PM 1956 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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After a recent upgrade of our kitchen island to butcher block, figured what better use of the leftover slab but to make me a dedicated spot for coffee prep.

So first was the basic planning in sketchup so I could then come up with my materials list.

I knew I was going to be painting the base, so I just went with select pine for construction.

Started with gluing up the blanks for the legs, then when those came out the clamps cut the mortise and tenons and made sure everything dry fit ok.

With the fit confirmed, glued up the short ends first.

Then the long ends. Had to get a little creative with my clamping, but it worked.

I didn’t work out the door panels in sketchup, so just worked it out oldschool real quick.

I went with the idea of sliding doors like that of the old record cabinets of days long since past.

I put the left and right doors on a track in the front and put the center door on a seperate track just behind them with about a 1/8 gap.

The panel for the doors is beadboard paneling, which I also used to enclose the entire cabinet.

Used my HVLP sprayer to apply the paint.

I used birch plywood for the interior and decided to keep it natural; just applied teak oil in the end.

The finished look of the front with everything painted.

Then it was setup the dado stack and use the iBox to make a few drawers.

Drawers got installed on the left and right sides.

The center just got a single shelf.

Then I just had to trim a couple inches off the butcher block, then give it a little chamfer detail around the edge.

Also used the HVLP sprayer to apply a semi-gloss poly to the top.

Fastened it to the base and that was all it took.

Put her in place and loaded her up.

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 11:10 PM

Very nice. You drink a lot of coffee?

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 11:14 PM

Very nice. You drink a lot of coffee?

- caboxmaker

Its been said I take my coffee one way … seriously. :)

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#3 posted 02-28-2018 07:37 AM

Beautiful piece of furniture with no greater purpose. First drink of the day and last drink before bed. Its not an addiction if its good coffee.

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#4 posted 02-28-2018 10:59 AM

Nicely done. I bet with all the coffee the project only took 48 straight hours.

-- Chris K

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#5 posted 02-28-2018 11:55 AM

This is a wonderful coffee bar and you did a very nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#6 posted 02-28-2018 02:01 PM

Great looking project. Thanks for all the great build photos. I appreciate seeing the plan in sketchup AND the sketch on the paper towel. Made me smile.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 02-28-2018 04:48 PM

Very nice.
Espresso machine, Chemex pour over – yep, you’re serious. Vacuum and moka pot by the stove????

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#8 posted 02-28-2018 07:45 PM

Very nice.
Espresso machine, Chemex pour over – yep, you re serious. Vacuum and moka pot by the stove????

- d38

No. No moka pot.

French press though :-)

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#9 posted 02-28-2018 09:03 PM

Nice job, excellent write up, thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 03-01-2018 02:17 PM

A+ work

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#11 posted 03-08-2018 03:40 PM

Very nicely done. I like the attention to detail you have shown. I might have to copy your project.

-- Paul Gagnon from Ottawa Ontario

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