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Is that what I think it is.....The Six Million Dollar Man, with the Zoom Eye? I had one of those along with the whole unit for hooking him up to wires to simulate him being built/undergoing diagnostics/etc...

Yep that's the one ... LOL I saw it at a local toy show that I took my son too and had to get it, it reminded me of my childhood. My Mom said I wanted to change my name to Steve when I was young and my son's name is Austin ...go figure.
post #302 of 1361
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So dont use mdf as the shelf supports? I need to use something that will paint nice like mdf. I am painting it all black so I am afraid oak or pine wont paint as nice since mdf is so smooth
post #303 of 1361
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So dont use mdf as the shelf supports? I need to use something that will paint nice like mdf. I am painting it all black so I am afraid oak or pine wont paint as nice since mdf is so smooth

I guess I would just try one and see how it works. When I tried using some for mine when I drilled out the holes for the nails it keep chipping. (could have been a dull drill bit) but I then just went with pine because I had some laying around.
I would think that if you use pine and sanded it down and primed it then painted it black the finish would be like MDF if not better. Oak I agree will be a little rougher looking but in an all black painted cabinet and being under the shelves with a tinted glass facing will you really see it ?
post #304 of 1361
I was just suggesting oak because it is a hardwood and should be stronger to hold the brackets or even pins......
cheers
Jerry
post #305 of 1361
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I guess I would just try one and see how it works. When I tried using some for mine when I drilled out the holes for the nails it keep chipping. (could have been a dull drill bit) but I then just went with pine because I had some laying around.
I would think that if you use pine and sanded it down and primed it then painted it black the finish would be like MDF if not better. Oak I agree will be a little rougher looking but in an all black painted cabinet and being under the shelves with a tinted glass facing will you really see it ?

I dont plan on putting a door on the front (theater side) rather leaving it open due to room. My receiver (Denon 988) is too deep with the knobs to put a door on so open it is.
post #306 of 1361
I think drilling through the MDF you would be fine it is drilling into the "edge" where I think the problem would surface. That is why I would use solid wood as your supports and shelving. Solid would I think would "finish" better than MDF and be easier to work with in the long run.

As a side note I did not realize the inside of the cabinet was drywall otherwise I would not have suggested the routing options. Sorry.

RTROSE
post #307 of 1361
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Actually MDF will paint as well if not better than wood as it has no grain, it is smooth as glass. Either way I plan on using it as the shelves atleast.
post #308 of 1361
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Ok I suppose its time for some updates....I have since stained the bar rail and bar front.
Bar rail..



One corner that I personally think turned out pretty decent considering my skills (or lack there of)

And now the bar stained



These shots are pre-poly for anyone wondering. And here is a fe shots of the "famous" created end cap



I will get the shots of the bar polyed uploaded and added soon...I hope
post #309 of 1361
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I also am thinking of adding some sort of trimmed boxes on the front or something but that is still in the development stages.....
post #310 of 1361
Your bar is exactly what I had planned for mine originally. Except the copper top, the foot rail I dreamt about how I would construct. Very nice work Mr. Questions.
post #311 of 1361
Looking good Steve you will be pouring cocktails soon
post #312 of 1361
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

Your bar is exactly what I had planned for mine originally. Except the copper top, the foot rail I dreamt about how I would construct. Very nice work Mr. Questions.

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Looking good Steve you will be pouring cocktails soon

Well first Randy that is a true compliment coming from you as I know what a good looking bar you have built so Thank You!! And Woolly I hope that I am pouring sooner rather than later and I will make sure the first one is for you

I have to add that the pics of the front look very bright and make the stain color look very light but its actually alot darker than what it appears but oh well
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I also am thinking of adding some sort of trimmed boxes on the front or something but that is still in the development stages.....

I like that idea. Steve, the bar is turning out fantastic. You did a really superb job staining too. What kind of stain/color and poly are you using?

Are you still planning on doing the envirotex on top of the copper? If so, I am looking forward to see how this all works out. (Ideas are flying around in my head for my future bar)
post #314 of 1361
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I like that idea. Steve, the bar is turning out fantastic. You did a really superb job staining too. What kind of stain/color and poly are you using?

Are you still planning on doing the envirotex on top of the copper? If so, I am looking forward to see how this all works out. (Ideas are flying around in my head for my future bar)

Well first off thank you as I appreciate all the reinforcement I can get negative or positive. The stain is Varathane (brand) Early American (color) and I used Varathane oil based semi-gloss poly. I am planning the envirotex for the bar top, drip tray and the half wall bar top as well...I may need a truckload of that stuff... I am a little ways from that point as I want to get most other stuff completed first but we will have to see as I love to jump around on the to do list and do stuff way out of order but it works for me so I will continue to go with it so stay tuned
post #315 of 1361
Looks great Steve, congrats on a well built bar so far. The end cap came out perfect and the stain job also looks excellent. Nice job. You'll be tipping back a cold one before you know it.
post #316 of 1361
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Originally Posted by LSWHO View Post

Looks great Steve, congrats on a well built bar so far. The end cap came out perfect and the stain job also looks excellent. Nice job. You'll be tipping back a cold one before you know it.

I dont know about soon but someday I will for sure
post #317 of 1361
Nice work, that bar is coming together well! Love the work with the bar rail and end cap!
post #318 of 1361
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Nice work, that bar is coming together well! Love the work with the bar rail and end cap!

Thank you very much I appreciate the comments
post #319 of 1361
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Not alot going on here as I have found myself in the midst of a few things. I am almost caught up to "real" time here with my pics.....I have a few more to go then we will be up to date. I have gotten to cut the shelving for the rack and have enjoyed painting it all black...OUTSIDE no less. Its been about 60 here the last 2 days and they are saying low to mid 70s tomorrow so I got to see the garage again and let me tell you all its a mess. So along with cutting the mdf (for shelves) and painting I also have been trying to put things away out there so that I can work. It really is nice to be able to get out and stain/paint out there as it tends to dry quicker than in a cool basement in the winter. So thats about it. I did get out to purchase a new camera over the weekend so future pictures hopefully will be alot better, unfortunately you will all have to suffer through about 20 more (or so) from the old camera. I am going to try to get the pics on tonight of the bar polyed, we'll see how that goes
post #320 of 1361
Another guy in NWI building in his basement! The Bar is looking good.
post #321 of 1361
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Another guy in NWI building in his basement! The Bar is looking good.

Thanks so much, I am in North Central Indiana whereabouts are you located?
post #322 of 1361
I am East of Valparaiso near the lake.
post #323 of 1361
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I am East of Valparaiso near the lake.

Yeah!!! Another Hoosier. Whoo Hoo!!! Watch out Easties and Westies were MULTIPLYING!!!!!

Regards,

RTROSE
post #324 of 1361
Yeah it's hard to compete with that bunch in Virginia......
post #325 of 1361
If I remember correctly one of the top CEDIA theater awards went to one in Indy. If I can find the link that listed the award winners I will post it.
IUSTEVE, the bar looks great, what's the next step? Maybe a test drive? You need a large frosty mug!!!
post #326 of 1361
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If I remember correctly one of the top CEDIA theater awards went to one in Indy. If I can find the link that listed the award winners I will post it.
IUSTEVE, the bar looks great, what's the next step? Maybe a test drive? You need a large frosty mug!!!


I couldnt agree more....however its work work work right now. I am working on shelves for the av rack and finishing up some poly coating on tsome things....really slow going right now. Then it will probably be on to some envirotex test runs but we will have to see.
post #327 of 1361
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Well I hope you all dont mind a thousand pictures of a bar that is poly coated? If so you may want to look away but if not then here we go.......
First this is the return are back to the bartenders side with an overview of the end cap as well

Here is that corner..

Another of the same corner....(why not I love pictures)

The short side of the bar...

Here is the front corner.....Note the dark line or seam from the wood filler does not look this dark in person, I assume it is due to the flash

Again....

And again.....

Why not one more....(lol sorry)

And af ew of the bar from a distance....poor lighting



post #328 of 1361
Now that's the cat's ass! Nice work. After each coat of poly on my bar rail, I used very fine steel wool LIGHTLY rubbing it smooth. THen another coat of poly...rub it lightly. It felt like a baby's butt. It almost felt soft.
post #329 of 1361
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

Now that's the cat's ass! Nice work. After each coat of poly on my bar rail, I used very fine steel wool LIGHTLY rubbing it smooth. THen another coat of poly...rub it lightly. It felt like a baby's butt. It almost felt soft.

LOL I dont care who you that's ^^ funny right there!! I did the same with the 000 steel wool between coats and it is rather smooth however I only did 2 coats and I can kind of still feel the wood grain through the poly so after I get some other items knocked off the to do list I may do a third coat of poly as the rail will take the most beating in the bar for sure.

As for progress I have just been tinkering with my complete DIY rack setup and messing a little with the laminate flooring that I am putting between the bars and behind the main bar. SO not a whole lot to phot or talk about but updates will soon follow here.
post #330 of 1361
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While i am thinking of it. Anyone here or paying attention know any reason that you should or shouldn't install base cabinets on top of laminate flooring? I have heard reasoning on both sides and wanted to gauge any input here as well.
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