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post #31 of 144 Old 12-22-2012, 04:30 PM
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Oh and what kind of wood is that? It almost looks like Oak. I'm assuming it is since its the most common to get in a typical hardware store
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If I remember right the granite overhangs 3-4" on each side. It is oak plywood trimmed with oak molding.
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Here is mine. framed out of 2x4s then sheetrock to match the walls. top is mdf and covered in formica. (poor mans granite)
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ok heres what I have so far. Its not done yet. I used some new techniques that I had problems with and my finish nail gun wasnt working, what a pain to nail old school style into Maple, even after predrilling

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Sully--looks great. Do you have any pics of the underside? Also, how did you bolt yours down ?
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If I had 6 feet between the table legs, will that comfortably fit 3 people? I found a nice piece of stone at a cheap price tongue.gif

It looks like glen fit 4 chairs under his bar that's around 7'6"
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Sully--looks great. Do you have any pics of the underside? Also, how did you bolt yours down ?

Not Sully, but I didn't bolt mine down. It's very solid as is. if you have a good base and your top is not too top-heavy it's probably Ok. If you have small kids, then that's a different story.
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ok heres what I have so far. Its not done yet. I used some new techniques that I had problems with and my finish nail gun wasnt working, what a pain to nail old school style into Maple, even after predrilling


Any updates on this Bar build? looks kind of like mine, except for the ledge around the top. i like that feature, on mine, if someone spills something it could go all over my head and on the chairs.
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I saw this cool one at a Best Buy near me, I don't think they even sell it, there was no price tag on it, wasnt anyone around to ask. I think I will try and build something like it. The top had lights inside so it glowed (you could turn them off.
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I saw this cool one at a Best Buy near me, I don't think they even sell it, there was no price tag on it, wasnt anyone around to ask. I think I will try and build something like it. The top had lights inside so it glowed (you could turn them off.

Looks nice, maybe a little low for standard bar height. what was the top made out of?
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Looks nice, maybe a little low for standard bar height. what was the top made out of?

Its acrylic (like Plexiglas). I found a local supplier that has milky or sign acrylic in various sizes that would work. This one was 40" high, 84" long.
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Some people use oynx for bartops with LED lighting inside. Acrylic would of course be cheaper.

The MacBeth Theater (flood resilient build)
 

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since i'm just about done building mine, thought i'd contribute to this thread. Really fun making it. and save yourself 2k dollars.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1472218/diy-cinebar#post_23316010
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blah blah blah...

Yeah, i build a table very similar to this, but had a local iron/welder guy make the table to my specs, and then I had it powder coated.



THIS! 100 TIMES THIS! I want your table!

this thread is FANTASTIC! I have been looking for a table to go behind the bar and you just gave me the inspiration. THANK YOU!
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This thread rocks! I was also thinking about something like this down the road when my build is further along. I didn't want to attach to the floor though either. I would like to be able to slide it back flush to the wall when not in use. That way I can move my main seating back a few feet. But when company is over then I can move it off the wall for more seating. Just an idea at least. Great thread though with great ideas and pictures! This is getting subbed for sure!
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Home Depot Husky shop bench with a swirling courtesy of my grinder.

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Empinball, what seats are you using there? I've been looking for something other than the big puffy recliners. Thanks in advance.
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They are refurbished theater seats I picked up 10 on Craigslist for a whopping $25. Took lots of elbow grease to clean off 20+ years of gum and spilled soda and many yards of fabric to recover the ugly brown fabric they originally had.

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Home Depot Husky shop bench with a swirling courtesy of my grinder.

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Very nice, I had a feeling that might have been the case. Now to find a going out of business theater in my area...

I just need something that's a little less "bloated" than the berklines etc. And that doesn't break the bank. Thank you for the pics!
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hmmm, that shop bench is pretty good too!
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I forgot about this thread! Here is one I finished last week. Some friends of ours have a cabin and had a oak tree cut into slabs and offered me one - so I made it into a table.

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I forgot about this thread! Here is one I finished last week. Some friends of ours have a cabin and had a oak tree cut into slabs and offered me one - so I made it into a table.


wow. that's gorgeous! good work!
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Start of the Bar.. fabric panels, Granite next.. 

 

Framing

 

 

Wife brought home an old sliding door Cabinet.. needs some love yet..

 

 

Wood frames with subtle black/gray alternating fabric panels

 

 

 

 

Built my own amp rack out of Aluminum extrusion and Maple sitting on HD drawer slides for access.. 8,000 Watts..

 

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just playing around in paint and I came up with this..




it still needs measurements, but it's a start!
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Do a search for "Sweet Home 3D"  fun to play with..

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Found a couple of "Verde' Butterfly" dark Green Granite slabs for a steal on Craigslist.. 54" x 98" an 26" x 98".. going to have to deal with a seam.. no big deal.. price was 500.00... retail was 1900.00.. picking up this weekend.. excited to get it to the Russian guys to cut/install in a couple of weeks.. and will have some rems to make small tables w/cupholders for between the seats in the first and second rows..

 

 since the last post.. built a drop ceiling over the bar and along the West wall housing 6 small cans and a center speaker(four 5.25" and a tweeter)..  LED lighting behind the screen and soon in the soffit highlighting the blackout curtains..  hate mud and tape.. but moving forward..

 

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I forgot about this thread! Here is one I finished last week. Some friends of ours have a cabin and had a oak tree cut into slabs and offered me one - so I made it into a table.

What did you use to seal the top? I'm in Redwood country and a local lumber yard has slabs like that I've been considering for the bar top.
I'm also considering stealing your open design! Nice work!
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What did you use to seal the top? I'm in Redwood country and a local lumber yard has slabs like that I've been considering for the bar top.
I'm also considering stealing your open design! Nice work!
Thanks! Redwood would be awesome, we lived in Orange County many years ago an I made a picnic table out of redwood planks - I love the grain and look of that wood - it would work perfect.

I used Minwax polycrylic on it, 4 coats if I remember right. I also used the 2-part bar table pour-on stuff for the front edge where the bark is showing. Little pieces of the bark were falling off every time I handled it so I wanted to make sure I protected that with something more tough. That worked well and it looks like it will hold up well. You could use that on the whole top but its pretty pricey and a little to glossy for the look I wanted.
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Thanks for the tip! I just got back from the lumber yard - one locally has a lot of exotic woods and various slabs but unfortunately I couldn't find any redwood ones that would work. However, did find this sweet mahogany slab - a little longer than 8' and ~ 15" deep. So i grabbed some mahogany planks and I'm going to copy your L-shaped legs and open design.

Do you have any pix of your frame sans top?

Thanks again,

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Thanks for the tip! I just got back from the lumber yard - one locally has a lot of exotic woods and various slabs but unfortunately I couldn't find any redwood ones that would work. However, did find this sweet mahogany slab - a little longer than 8' and ~ 15" deep. So i grabbed some mahogany planks and I'm going to copy your L-shaped legs and open design.

Do you have any pix of your frame sans top?

Thanks again,

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That looks like it will work great. Here are some pix from underneath. I just used some 1x3 boards for the corners, couple of little strips for braces and a spot screw into. I added another 1x3 in the middle and the cross braces to stop it from moving side to side - that firmed it up a bunch - it feels very solid now.
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