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When your friends come over for football they may never leave!

Next you'll need to build some Murphy beds for those that forget to bring a designated driver smile.gif
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When your friends come over for football they may never leave!

Next you'll need to build some Murphy beds for those that forget to bring a designated driver smile.gif

I've actually thought about a Murphy bed, but I think recliners will have to suffice, lol.


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Maybe an inflatable mattress. I always thought I should have one of those just in case.


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Maybe an inflatable mattress. I always thought I should have one of those just in case.

THAT I have already :-)


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Earlier in the thread I talked about the jukebox. It is not the exact one from my grandfather's tavern, but it is the exact model. Today I built it into the wall next to the TV.... the board above is one of the few remnants from the tavern.



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First family party. Still lots of finish work to do, but things are looking ok.



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WOW. That looks stunning eek.gif
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VERY NICE WORK! Looks AMAZING!
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NIce job! where did you get the under bar USB ports? great Idea.


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Thanks! I pieced it together like so:

First I used a paddle bit (5/8 if I recall) to drill the hole in front of each seat.




Then I covered with this...

Keyhole Escutcheon: http://www.signaturehardware.com/product19851

Then, from the backside, I inserted these into each hole:

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=103&cp_id=10314&cs_id=1031401&p_id=365&seq=1&format=2

I used a chisel to slice a little of the sides so it would fit snugly into the circular hole.

From there I just used USB cables (also from monoprice) to connect to the usb outlets that I installed on the bartender's side.



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Is your bar a total height of 42 inches?

On your idraw picture, you have a 36" plus the 6" foot rest. That is 42" not including the bartop! 

Is that the way you built it? How thick is your countertop? If your total bar height is over the 42" (average height), including countertops, did that effect your bar stool size? Normal bar seat size is 30".

Thank you for you help... I am an amateur diy'er ; so any & all details are helpful. 

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Great lookin' build Brian.


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Great lookin' build Brian.

Thanks. My top is 44" and the tops of the seats are 31" including the padding. I'm very happy with this height, which I wanted to be comfortable for both sitting and standing at the bar.


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Your bar looks great. A lot of ideas to barrow if you don't mind.

I'm confused too.

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Your bar looks great. A lot of ideas to barrow if you don't mind.
Absolutely drearl that's why I shared. I researched lots of threads when I was planning.


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Added a 50" Toshiba last week, very pleased with it. Perfect size for this space.
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Vintage wall light found on eBay. Perfect with color scheme of the room, plus Miller Highlife was a staple in my grandfather's tavern.
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I'm not especially a High Life fan, but that does look pretty nice in there

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Beautiful bar. Does the seam between the two pieces of butcher block bother you? We want to do a butcher block bar/counter in our basement, but we need it to be 18" x 9'8", and trying to get something that long is tough and expensive.

Which type of butcher block from Ikea did you buy, and what did you stain/varnish it with?

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I'm not especially a High Life fan, but that does look pretty nice in there
Nick, I'm not either, but it's part of the story :-)
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Beautiful bar. Does the seam between the two pieces of butcher block bother you? We want to do a butcher block bar/counter in our basement, but we need it to be 18" x 9'8", and trying to get something that long is tough and expensive.

Which type of butcher block from Ikea did you buy, and what did you stain/varnish it with?

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Since it is a work area for the bartender I don't mind it. I got the beech from Ikea and dyed it using General Finishes, then Waterlox on top.

Beech is soft, which again I don't mind as a work area, but oak may have been the better choice.


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Vintage wall light found on eBay. Perfect with color scheme of the room, plus Miller Highlife was a staple in my grandfather's tavern.
You just exponentially de-classed your bar . Seriously though, I'm jealous, looks awesome.

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You just exponentially de-classed your bar . Seriously though, I'm jealous, looks awesome.
I know, I know. But I mean, look at this pic from my grandfather's place in the late 40s. I had to pay homage.
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