Shot Glass Rack and Mirror for my Bar

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Project by Alongiron posted 11-09-2011 02:22 PM 4383 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It started when my son Nate; who is 22; said; “Dad you need a bigger shot glass rack, you have more sitting on the bar then you do in the rack you have now. So I started in and before you know it, I figured out that I had one heck of a glue up staring at me. But then it came to me…half laps..from than on it was a piece of cake..well kind of!

I had some long skinny pieces left from ripping down and resawing the pieces for the rack when I remember seeing a plan for a mirror in an Wood magazine. My son came over helped me hang things up in my bar; “The Bunker” and before I new it, he had ran away with my smaller shot glass rack and was going to start his own collection.

I think that both projects turned out pretty well and make a nice addition to my bar area. Now I have to do something with that ugly white cabinet that sits behind the bar. Any Ideas?

Thanks for taking a look!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#1 posted 11-09-2011 03:16 PM

That is a real nice rack, but I think you should start to build another. I collect shot glasses too and those things multiply like rabbits when you travel. I had to build an enclosed cabinet with 5 glass shelves to display mine and I still can nudge in a new one or two.
Great build. Thanks for sharing….............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 11-09-2011 04:32 PM

nice build! I need to make one of these. My parents love to travel, and when i was younger and living at home I had the great opportunity to travel with them! I started collecting shot glasses in each place that we went to. I have a shot glass from almost every U.S. state, and from a few different countries as well!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#3 posted 11-09-2011 06:10 PM

I count about 90 glasses. Tell your son to invite that many people over for the party, and maybe they’ll demo the white cabinet for you.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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#4 posted 11-09-2011 06:43 PM

Well done Steve. Would not mind “bellying” up to that bar. As always your projects seem to be a cut above.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 11-10-2011 05:31 AM

That is a really nice bar & a really great project. Your son was “genius” in stealing the old project. For the white cabinets…. I’d say to either change them to glass cabinets for beer glasses or start a 2nd shot glass keepsake. Or throw a fancy TV in there…. Or just keep it like it is. I think its great as is. Great project. Thanks for sharing.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#6 posted 11-10-2011 04:33 PM

Looking good! Nice collection to boot!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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