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Project by Richard posted 01-16-2020 03:00 PM 423 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I finished remodeling the kitchen I decided I needed a bar. I carried the theme over from the kitchen. All cherry construction. Most of the sides and cabinets are made from cherry veneered plywood. I used solid cherry for the face frames and doors. Believe it or not the two large doors are solid cherry! I went to my favorite lumber yard to get some cherry plywood for the doors and started looking at the 4/4 pile. Low and behold at the bottom I see what looks like a rather wide piece. I start digging. I pull out an 8 foot piece 19 inches wide! I keep digging and pull out a second piece 18 inches wide! At this point all eyes were on my cart. Even the employees walked over and started measuring my wood (sorry couldn’t resist). There was actually a third piece but it had a nasty check in it so I decided to be a nice guy and leave it for someone else.

The wine rack was custom made as well. I have recently started playing with welding. I welded it up from scratch. I also welded the door handles. LED lights built into the drawers are on a micro switch at each door so the lights come on when opened. The lights in the top are on a dimmer. The finish is “natural” I use a solution of potassium Dichromate on the cherry that reacts with the tannin in the wood. It probably puts about 10 years on the wood in an hour. After that a great many coats of poly. I use copper veneer for the bar top just glued to plywood. And no I do not have a drinking problem. I just don’t like to limit myself.





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swirt

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#1 posted 01-16-2020 04:49 PM

That is awesome. Sadly I am very jealous.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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awsum55

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#2 posted 01-16-2020 05:12 PM

That’s beautiful! I think it’s cool that you made the wine rack also. There are so many well done items in this build I’m so impressed. The lighting, the pull-outs, the copper top and the design are outstanding.

-- John D, OP, KS

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#3 posted 01-16-2020 05:38 PM

Beautiful project! I just want a list of your liquor cabinet… Some of my favorites!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#4 posted 01-16-2020 09:16 PM

Nice, great use of space. Great find on the wide cherry.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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