Playing dress-up with a bar...

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Project by ghazard posted 04-15-2011 01:09 PM 1942 views 3 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My parents moved into a new house about 18 months ago and in the basement was an unfinished bar, roughed out with pine. So, I got to put “clothes” on it!

The top is Walnut ply because I quickly realized that I didn’t have the shop, or the tools, for a solid glue-up that big. The front is solid walnut slats all ripped from a single 8/4×8’ x 14” board. It was a monster, by far the largest single piece of wood that I have bought. Ripping off slats (the edge grain of the original board became the face grain of the slats.) on my 10” contractor saw (only after crosscutting it into 2 4’ lengths.) was interesting but I managed to get a pretty good result.

Zebrawood trim on the top and 4 zebra slats on the front. Once finished they didn’t stand out as much as I had envisioned. I had a piece of Zebra left over and wanted to tie in the look of the zebra more so I made a little cutting board to sit on the top.

Finish is poly. 3 coats on the front and umpteen coats on the top…I don’t remember exactly.

If was fun to do and I was happy with the way it ended up.

Thanks for looking.


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#1 posted 04-15-2011 02:17 PM

Once you get rid of that hideous STEELERS sign on the wall, that will look fantastic!!!!

For now, it rates a “Very Nice”. ;-)

Truthfully, that is a very nice bar!


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#2 posted 04-16-2011 01:27 AM

Nice Bar.


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