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The third image shows the horrible 'treehouse bar' that was in place when we bought this resort/restaurant.

When our first timber salvage cycle was complete, the immediate priority was to build something to showcase the wood from the bottom of the bay. We decided that a proper pub-style bar was a good project.

The bar is made from genuine old-growth softwood: primarily the carcass and facings are hemlock but some red & white pine were used to trim it up for the sake of contrast.

The raised panels are mostly 12" wide material. The bar tops are 8/4 12" wide stock.

We figure we used close to 1800 BF of material on this monster, and at least 3000 screws. It's probably the strongest part of the building now.

There was a lot more to the overall project, including a complete rewiring of the room and all new light fixtures, etc. The whole shebang took from Christmas 2003 to late May 2004 to complete. We still have no idea how much we spent, because we get dizzy thinking about it. The budget for beer alone was astronomical.

In spring 2007 we expanded the restaurant into an area that was previously a storage room. We made T&G flooring and trim from this material. I'll try to post some pics of that next.

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Really neat project. They do tend to get over bearing don't they? I mean projects.
 

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Yes, and yet we never seem to stop. Must be masochists.
 

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wow…really like the contrast of colors…looks great…I can understand the beer budget…will this room have tables for the resstaurant or serve as a banquet/events room?
 

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It is a functioning restaurant, and has been since we completed the bar. One can only post three images per project, so I didn't show the room all populated up. We do buffets, weddings, and operate as a normal restaurant too.
 

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Man, that sure fill the room, huh? Nice!
 

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Looks like a great place to wet your whistle. Nice job.
 

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Wow!!! that is one impressive project. I definately like the "after" photos. Changing out the bar the way you did was a solid improvement to the bar.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Bill You can post additional pictures within the the writeup. Only three at the top but unlimited within the description section.

Great job.
 

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Bill You can post additional pictures within the the writeup. Only three at the top but unlimited within the description section.

-Karson


Thanks, sir. I didn't know that!
 

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This has been a fun project to watch unfold. The bar looks great!
 

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You guys did a beautiful job on the bar. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom
 
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