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post #1 of 19 Old 11-12-2009, 09:04 AM - Thread Starter
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This project was started back in March 09. I visit this forum often for ideas so I figured I would post pictures of the timeline of my project up to this point. Enjoy!





























































I will post more of the bar finishing process.
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nice, keep up the good work
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Very cool look...keep us updated with pics.
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prepping bar top prior to installation of Roclker 5" small profile bar molding. This is a cross section:



Bar moldings cut:



Installing oak bar top:



Bar moldings set in place (dry run). I am debating whether or not to stain the moldings or leave them as-is and clear coat:
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The bottom half still needs a couple coats of poly. The last part of the project will be to add some vertical trim pieces to the bottom.

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Nice work!
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Looking good. Keep us updated on the progress
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prepping vertical moldings. these pieces will trim the ends, corners and seams in the plywood in base of bar. this is simply 1x3 pine boards cut to 45deg. angles, sanded, one coat of golden oak + one coat of mahogany. I found that the mahogany stain on raw pine would get too dark almost instantly. by "sealing" the wood with the golden oak stain first, it was much easier to get the red/mahogany look I was going for.



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after many coats of polyurethane, finally done!


view from behind the bar showing space for drip mat:


view of projector screen from the bar:
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The first picture showing your PJ mounted at that precarious angle really had me worried for a second! But I forgot all about that as soon as I saw your insulation. Last thing I want to do is worry you unnecessarily, but having recently suffered through a pretty serious mold remediation project (disgusting details early in my build thread if you're foolish enough to look), I just hope to heck that black color throughout your insulation is NOT mold!

Nice bar!

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nah just dirt. the house is very dry. The projector is secured to the board.

I read your mold story....TRAGIC!!
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Today I installed the first of two 60" x 13" solid wood shelves, along with a 34" 2-Tier translucent bottle shelf from kegworks.



since my last post a set of track lighting was installed (Lowe's). Their low-voltage fixture options are limited so I had to hunt around online a bit to find those small cans....

the end result including refreshments!
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Looks good, I like the lighting over the bar and the translucent bottle shelves.

Is this area heated? Im in NH too and at the HVAC step. My basement is at about 60° and im hoping that 70° will be easy to obtain without too much effort.

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sweet remodel--love the bar! i wish i had the knowledge and skill to do a project like that myself--fortunately my basement came finished so all i had to do was install the gear and screen...also love that clock--where did you get that?

brrrrrr...its cold up there in buuuurlin!! Im way down in the balmy new boston area

really impressed with your build. Im sure you and yours will enjoy it. Best wishes for a happy new year
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Looks good, I like the lighting over the bar and the translucent bottle shelves.

Is this area heated? Im in NH too and at the HVAC step. My basement is at about 60° and im hoping that 70° will be easy to obtain without too much effort.

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There is a cast iron baseboard in the basement connected to a return off an upstairs zone. Most of the heat comes from a pellet stove (Breckwell Big E).
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...also love that clock--where did you get that?

brrrrrr...its cold up there in buuuurlin!! Im way down in the balmy new boston area

Link to the moosehead neon clock: http://www.mooseheadcountrystore.com...CD79487EC750D7

it's been below zero all day with a strong gusty wind! nightmarish cold!!

cheers to all for a great 2010
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Taken with my cell phone the other day with lights installed in the bottle shelf:
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How did you light your KegWorks shelf?
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I used a fairly simple LED light strip kit that i found on Ebay. There are lot of different kinds available and they are very inexpensive.
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