It’s been awhile

  • Advertise with us
Project by janice posted 02-27-2019 06:21 AM 828 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been so long since I’ve been on this site. A lot has happened since my husband died. I moved, retired and I bought a house that has a huge work room. Love it. I have a laser engraver now that I’m still learning to use. My cabin has been thru two floods in the last three years and this year is looking bad! But I’m getting my house together now. My son has helped me so much with everything. We started working on the last room in my, the bar. I told him just build me the frame for the bar and I can do the rest. Of course he did more. When he helped me with the drawer fronts and used the router for the first time he said, Oh My God Mom! He was blown away! I think I have him hooked. It’s crazy because I’m teaching him. I built the drawers and he helped with the fronts. It’s pretty simple. But i think we did a pretty good job together. I did the bar top and the epoxy, which I’m new to. This weekend we made the baseboard out of wine corks. I think the bar is finished!

-- Janice

12 comments so far

View Tom Regnier's profile

Tom Regnier

389 posts in 3052 days

#1 posted 02-27-2019 09:48 AM

Nice finish on the bar top…and love the cork baseboard!

View CharlieM1958's profile


16284 posts in 4724 days

#2 posted 02-27-2019 01:33 PM

Janice, I have also not been on the site much. It’s great to hear from you! Excellent work on the bar, and on getting your son hooked on woodworking. I predict many future mother-son projects!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View therealSteveN's profile


3858 posts in 1080 days

#3 posted 02-27-2019 02:01 PM

Like that bar I do. Love that under lighting as well. I’m scratching my head a little at that one pic of what I’m guessing is baseboard. Are those beer cans in between a top and bottom rail? If that is it, well I like that a LOT.

Nice post, thanks for letting us see.

Well shoot, if I just read, instead of looking at pictures, a wine bar then, well ok…..

-- Think safe, be safe

View swirt's profile


4216 posts in 3477 days

#4 posted 02-27-2019 02:44 PM

Looks amazing. Well done. And good job moving forward, and getting your son hooked.

-- Galootish log blog,

View pottz's profile


6315 posts in 1490 days

#5 posted 02-27-2019 03:16 PM

sounds like youve gone through a lot but it also sounds like you have your life moving is looking great and its nice that you have a son willing to help and can enjoy it together.hoping to see a lot more from you.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View Vicki's profile


1117 posts in 3850 days

#6 posted 02-27-2019 03:37 PM

Good to hear from you. Beautiful first class work!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

View ralbuck's profile


6111 posts in 2772 days

#7 posted 02-27-2019 03:52 PM

The whole community extends sympathy and well wishes for a happy future.

Congratulations on the excellent work. the corks as edging is an excellent touch too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

View CampD's profile


1790 posts in 3992 days

#8 posted 02-27-2019 10:26 PM

Sorry to hear of your troubles, getting back in the shop is a help, beautiful piece and bonus points for getting another LJ hooked!

-- Doug...

View Richard's profile


11307 posts in 3538 days

#9 posted 02-28-2019 03:41 AM

Very Nice Project & Well Done Janice!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

View Ivan's profile


15054 posts in 3373 days

#10 posted 02-28-2019 07:36 AM

Great decoration…I like wood all arround.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

View dannmarks's profile


1005 posts in 1087 days

#11 posted 02-28-2019 11:52 AM

Great project…

View oldrivers's profile


1813 posts in 2072 days

#12 posted 02-28-2019 12:47 PM

Very nice!Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics