WOW they sure do look purdy! Mighty purdy indeed. Gotta love progress in any form. After all of that staining work you have at least earned yourself another two or three weeks off of theater work.....at least!
I spent Saturday attaching all that wood that I stained last week. Then I realized I need a LOT more trim to finish. I THOUGHT I had ALL the trim cut, but apparently I only had the trim pieces that needed a 45 cut for outside corners and few extras. So I ran to HD to pick up what I need to finish. $220, later, I had this in the basement:
I'm quickly realizing that 4-5 hours is my limit and I hit it, so there's always Sunday, right? Wrong. After I cut all the pieces down, I just couldn't bring myself to start sanding again. SO, in an effort to complete SOMETHING, I went to work on my candy counter. I've been working on this along with the bar build. Here's what I came up with.
Well, it's MOSTLY finished, anyway.
I actually already had the glass for the front and top made. This is without the flash. It's counter height.
Straight on shot
Upper corner detail flash on/off
Needs a finish coat, a couple of shelves and I need to figure out how to light it.
That candy counter looks really nice. Well done! You do your trim like I do my plumbing, just when I think I have everything I need, I realize three trips to Lowes I still need something to finish even though I bought "extra".
Glad to see some progress come from your neck of the woods.
That's why plumbers have such BIG frikken trucks. Have you ever looked in one of them. Like an entire plumbing isle from a big box store in just the truck. Guess they are no better than we are, just smarter in that they bring the store with them!
Thanks, guys. It came out just as I envisioned it.
JPA - have you tried the sock drawer? Or behind the dryer, or wherever it is missing socks end up?
Many years ago we owned a washer that would actually "eat" our sons socks. No kidding. At least once every couple of weeks we would be missing a sock. Got to where the Mrs. was actually counting them when she would wash because she thought she was loosing her mind. Then after several months the washer stopped working. I called the repair center and the tech on duty asked me if we had little kids. I replied that we did have a couple of younger kids. He informed me that some washers have a bigger inlet than others for the water pump when the wash drum is emptied and during the draining process the socks would be sucked in. He said he would bet his paycheck that it was a sock that was jamming up the water pump. He then tells me how to take it all apart and fix it. I did just as he said and lo and behold there was one of my boys socks wrapped around the impeller of the pump. I removed the sock reassembled the mechanics and viola the washer worked. We then started washing the kids socks in a mesh bag and had no further issues.
No idea why I shared that, but just goes to show you what you can learn here on AVS.
Carry on, now back to your regularly scheduled build thread.
RT, are you trying to tell me that my washing machine is eating all those 3/4" PVC couplings I've bought over the years I probably shouldn't make fun. I've pulled screwdrivers, ratchets, and wrenches out of the washer that I left in my pants pockets. Yeah, you'd think I realize I left a 3/4" wrench in there, right? I guess a 3/4" coupling isn't much of a stretch
Sunday, I also cut up all that trim (except the baseboard and counter trim). I took a snow day yesterday and sanded and stained it. After I got done, it looked JUST like this, except none of the pieces have the 45 angle cuts because none of them are for outside corners.
NOW I'm back to where I thought I was LAST weekend. So in Dimension X, it IS last weekend.
Stained the bar and drink rail. FINALLY feel I've made some progess. I was REALLY tired of looking at the natural wood.
Here's the back bar. This is the side that will face the screen. But you can get an idea of the way I trimmed it out. The bar is done the same way.
Any woodworkers out there watching? I'm going to point this out because I know how helpful everyone is around here and I won't be be roundly ridiculed.
If you look at the 1st bar pic above, at the inside of the first angle cut (to the right in the pic) of the bar rail, there are a couple of light spots. Apparently, I spilled some glue. I thought I wiped it up and sanded it enough becasue I couldn't see or feel anything when I was done sanding. As soon as I hit it with the stain, BAM! white spots where the stain didn't take.
Can it be fixed or is that my "proof" that I did it myself and, well, NOBODY is perfect? Otherwise, it came out exactly as I'd hoped. I don't want to put a finish coat on until I know if anything can be done.