Refreshment Anyone "BAR"

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Project by pappyjohn posted 03-29-2008 04:27 AM 2155 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello All, Well I had informed you that I’d try and post my son’s bar, that he and I made prior to X-mas of 07. He had fell in love with the Sofa table top, made out of Paduak. The base of the bar we made out of 3/4 inch oak cabinet grade plywood. The panels are made out of faux leather, which is framed by oak molding (we made it with a Router and Ogee bit). The bottom has 3 coats of Mahogany stain, with 2 coats of Poly Acyrlic clear coat. The top is made out of the Beautiful African Wood Paduak. The color is its Natural shade of orange, Coated with 4 Coats of Poly Acrylic clear coat. We utilized it for it durability and scratch resistance, hopefully time will tell. Details that you cannot see is the short section of the L has a door with 3 slide out trays ( 1 small tray on top 1 1/2” deep used for straws, knives, spoons, etc., 2 bottom trays each will hold 1 case of Tall Boys). The long section of the bar at the end closest to the mirror has a Wine Cooler built in. The in between section has 3 shelfs, bottom for extra liquers and wines and whatever, middle is a slide out ice tray and prep shelf, Top shelf has a serving area about 6 inches wide for drink glass and coasters. Well enjoy the pictures, oh the measurements are 7 foot long, 19 inches wide main section, 39 inches high. the L section is 32 inches deep. Once again Thanks for looking…....your brother in wood. John


-- Your Brother in WoodWorking John, Pittsburgh , PA.

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#1 posted 03-29-2008 06:17 AM

Pappyjohn, that is some piece of furniture! It looks gorgous. Exellent work!

-- Daniel, Tumwater, Wa U.S.A.

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#2 posted 03-29-2008 07:47 AM

That is a great looking bar!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 03-29-2008 11:34 AM

Excellent. Good job.

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#4 posted 03-29-2008 01:34 PM

Hi John,

This is a beautiful bar that would be a focal point in anyone’s home. The faux leather panels give the piece some visual interest and break up the continuous oak field. Nice design and execution. As I said in your earlier post I really enjoy the padauk as well. It is such a gorgeous wood.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-29-2008 03:34 PM

wow that is a great piece. i love the look of that paduak on the top and the faux leather panels look great. thanks for the post!

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#6 posted 03-29-2008 11:47 PM

Great job John. I really like those colour contrasts.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 04-08-2008 11:15 PM

Great looking bar. Good looking design that’s well executed, what more could you ask for? So, are well all invited over for a drink or what?

-- Chuck Bender, period furniture maker, woodworking instructor

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