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Old 11-13-2008, 10:56 AM   #31
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+1 on Kegworks. I just built a bar for my son-in-law and got the railing from Kegworks. Speedy delivery and the best price I could find.

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Old 11-20-2008, 12:27 PM   #32
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I coming close to completing my bar also:



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Old 11-20-2008, 01:54 PM   #33
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Here's one I made for my son-in-law. He is a Texas sports fan, thus the team logos on the front. The top is baseball cards from the Stars, Cowboys, Rangers and Mavericks under about 20 coats of poly.



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Old 11-20-2008, 02:47 PM   #34
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Very nice!

Hopefully none of those cards will be worth anything some day - heh heh.

That's a lot of polyurethane. Did you do some kind of polishing on it? I was kicking around wet sanding mine and hitting it with a buffer (with automotive buffing compund)...

Do the inlaid panels light up? Any shots with low ambient lighting?
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:04 PM   #35
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My son in law gave me all the cards and since he's a collector, he gave me ones that weren't of great value. I did put rope lighting on the underside of the top and the light washes down on the inlays. Unfortunately, I didn't get any photos with the lights on. After I got the build I wanted on the top, I wet sanded it with 220 grit sand paper and paint thinner then rubbed on several coats of thinned poly.

The cool thing was that the wood I used was some old mahogany paneling and trim a friend of mine gave me. He'd pulled it down from the walls of his house and was going to throw it away.
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It looks good, but I can't help but wonder why the foot rail is on top
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It looks good, but I can't help but wonder why the foot rail is on top
Where do you see a foot rail on top?

Ah....1st page ---hmmmmmmmmm
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That is really beautiful! You definitely deserve a pat on the back
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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
What were the height dimensions that you used? This is exactly the size and style of bar that i'm planning for my basement. Great Work!!
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Great job! Makes me want to go to the bar!
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Nice job on your bars you guys. They all look nice.
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Looks great. I really like the color of it and the lay out. I hope to build one myself soon. Enjoy it, Cheers!
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heh...surprised this thread still has some life in it and hopefully inspired others to undertake a similar project.

I'm selling my home and the bar goes with it - so I'll be starting another one shortly - I'll be sure to share
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Where do you see a foot rail on top?

Ah....1st page ---hmmmmmmmmm

sorry, have to answer this one - in many european bars, there is a brass rail used for leaning b/c there often arent seats
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Hubbard,

Could you please PM me the exact dimensions. Your design is exactly what I've been looking for. I'm gonna do a kegerator insted of the wine cooler.


Thanks in advance,

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