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hubbard53 11-07-2007 09:33 AM

Home Bar
 
First, I am terrible at taking before / after / progress photos but this is what I got.

Anyway, I built a home bar after shopping around for prebuilt things that just didnt fit my needs. I used birch veneer plywood over 2x2 frame. Bar top is a double layer of .75in Birch. Bar back counter is a preformed from lowes (cant beat $50). . . .
This has about 5 coats of poly on most of the bar... the bar top has 8 coats

Anyway, here's the photos.
Have any questions, let me know... i know everyone wants a home bar

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...3/P1010215.jpg


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...d53/bar1_2.jpg



http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...ard53/BAR5.jpg

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w...3/P1010026.jpg

KUIPORNG 11-07-2007 03:17 PM

this is great... I like one too... don't know when though.... how much you spent on material... did you use any plan to build it or everything is up in your head... or you draw it down on papers before doing it.... I am an entry level furniture maker as you can see my other thread for the first book case I built.... one day I would like to be able to build things like that... do you use router for this and do you need a router table?... see I have a lot of questions...

goose134 11-07-2007 04:55 PM

Nice work. Who's got the first round?:thumbsup:

hubbard53 11-07-2007 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by KUI****G (Post 72325)
this is great... I like one too... don't know when though.... how much you spent on material... did you use any plan to build it or everything is up in your head... or you draw it down on papers before doing it.... I am an entry level furniture maker as you can see my other thread for the first book case I built.... one day I would like to be able to build things like that... do you use router for this and do you need a router table?... see I have a lot of questions...

this is the first significant piece of furniture I've built. I bought plans from one of those online bar plan sites and frankly, they were crap. They were useful to tell me the proper height ... thats about it. I had to modify it to fit the space, where i wanted the 'L', where I wanted the sink, etc so its all in my head.

Didnt use a router at all ... i am the noobiest of noobs when it comes to routing. All the ddecorative edges, trim, etc were purchased from Home Depot. I think overall, I had less than $1000 in this which includes the wine chiller

KUIPORNG 11-08-2007 08:41 AM

I understand your saying about "plan", got similar experience with a "closet plan" before, but they do have some ingradient like you said, dimensions etc... then like you said, you have to use your own custom mind to completely do everything base on your own idea/thought which will end up better than their suggestions in all angles....

unfortunately, they still have a little important values which tell you the initial dimensions/examples which increase your confident of doing it on your own once you study them.... it is way better than starting from nothing... but then I think a library book will do the same...

ACobra289 11-08-2007 12:21 PM

Very impressive! Nice work.

Does it stay with the house if you move? Doesn't look like it will fit through any doors. lol

hubbard53 11-08-2007 12:21 PM

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Originally Posted by KUI****G (Post 72532)
I understand your saying about "plan", got similar experience with a "closet plan" before, but they do have some ingradient like you said, dimensions etc... then like you said, you have to use your own custom mind to completely do everything base on your own idea/thought which will end up better than their suggestions in all angles....

unfortunately, they still have a little important values which tell you the initial dimensions/examples which increase your confident of doing it on your own once you study them.... it is way better than starting from nothing... but then I think a library book will do the same...

Examples are always good to work from. . . coming up with your own can be difficult. For example, my "bar" in college was little more than some egg crates and an old closet door :)

hubbard53 11-08-2007 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by ACobra289 (Post 72577)
Very impressive! Nice work.

Does it stay with the house if you move? Doesn't look like it will fit through any doors. lol

nah, that isnt going anywhere. . . its a selling point

clasact 11-11-2007 06:47 AM

where did you get the rail from I need one

hubbard53 11-11-2007 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by clasact (Post 73079)
where did you get the rail from I need one


kegworks.com

tkristi 11-30-2007 01:24 PM

wow I love this..gives my hubby some Ideas lol

hubbard53 11-30-2007 02:49 PM

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Originally Posted by tkristi (Post 77551)
wow I love this..gives my hubby some Ideas lol

cool thanks. Let me know if you have any questions. . .


:drink:

leroyme 12-10-2007 03:33 PM

WOW! I am very impressed! It's good to hear that a noob can tackle a task like this one, and pull it off as well as you did! How long did it take you? Did you tile the floor as well, or was it already like that? What did you do for the drain? I've been thinking about doing this for a very long time, just haven't gotten the nerve (or funds) to do it! lol

Once again, nicely done!

hubbard53 12-10-2007 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by leroyme (Post 79602)
WOW! I am very impressed! It's good to hear that a noob can tackle a task like this one, and pull it off as well as you did! How long did it take you? Did you tile the floor as well, or was it already like that? What did you do for the drain? I've been thinking about doing this for a very long time, just haven't gotten the nerve (or funds) to do it! lol

Once again, nicely done!

it took me a couple months to complete the bar... mostly working after i got home from work. I also tiled the floor beneath the bar. The drain goes through the wall on the right - there is a drain stack for the kitchen sink above that i tied it into.

Andy in ATL 12-11-2007 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by goose134 (Post 72355)
Nice work. Who's got the first round?:thumbsup:

I got the first two rounds...For as many people who can fit around the bar. Nice job. That thing could return a thousand percent on resale. SWEET.:yes: :whistling2:

Andy


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