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post #31 of 137
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I think you would get a lot of scuffing. They recommend felt pads on everything.

You might want to get a single plank and see how it might hold up.


Brian
post #32 of 137
i WAS THINKING OF USING LUMBER LIQUIDATORS AND USING THE CHEAPEST FLOORING THEY HAVE AND JSUT STAINING IT MYSELF.....................THOUGHTS?
post #33 of 137
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I've used them, great deals. I would have put real wood down, but I can't trust my basement that much.

Wine fridge arrived:

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post #34 of 137
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Arriving tomorrow. 1939 Mills. gehuqu8y.jpg
post #35 of 137
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post #36 of 137
Ooooooh, that's a really great piece!
post #37 of 137
Dude you just saved me a fortune on the lighted shelves. Great idea!!!!
post #38 of 137
Great work! I'm thinking about putting in a small back wall bar for our media/game room. I may be stealing some ideas.
post #39 of 137
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Dude you just saved me a fortune on the lighted shelves. Great idea!!!!

Another pic:

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post #40 of 137
Brian, very nice build, looks great. How do you like the allure floor thus far? Think about using it after the last water issue caused me to rip out all of the laminate. Do you feel it is water tight like advertised?
post #41 of 137
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I like it spur. The vinyl smell is dissipating, and it looks great. It's not water tight though. Remember that it is a floating floor, so water could get underneath. But for me, knowing that I at least wouldn't have to worry about ruining laminate or wood (or mold) was enough for me.
post #42 of 137
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What's a bar without a jukebox? I was lucky and found the same model that my grandfather used to have in his Chicago tavern. It's a 1939 Mills "Throne of Music"...arrived last Saturday. 2u4ypu5e.jpg

Finished rewiring the lighting today. That old wire was really bad.

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Edited by hltr - 1/20/13 at 1:18pm
post #43 of 137
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Time to start the actual bar. Grabbed three more unfinished base cabinets from Lowes, and two six foot butcher block tops from IKEA.



post #44 of 137
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Here's the basic idea for the next phase
post #45 of 137
This is looking great. I love the lighted liquor shelves. Keep up the good work!
post #46 of 137
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Framed out the bar today....





post #47 of 137
Hello Brian it is Brian. Nice thread! I am soooo stealing your lighted bottle shelf design for my bar. Right now, they just sit precariously on the bar shelf.



Would love to raise them up and showcase them a little bit.
post #48 of 137
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Hello Brian it is Brian. Nice thread! I am soooo stealing your lighted bottle shelf design for my bar. Right now, they just sit precariously on the bar shelf.


Would love to raise them up and showcase them a little bit.

Great Brian, I hope it is of help...if I left out any steps let me know. Brad nailers are wonderful things. smile.gif
Edited by hltr - 6/27/13 at 7:00am
post #49 of 137
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More exacting measurement tweaking....



This is all done on the iPad believe it or not... iDraw, very cool app once you get through the learning curve.
post #50 of 137
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With mahogany simulation, and corbels...
post #51 of 137
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Well, went to the lumber store today...Mahogany twice the price of cherry, I just couldn't pull the trigger. I'll stain the cherry darker to match the back bar.





post #52 of 137
Looking good. I'm with you on the lumber costs. I wanted Walnut or Mahogany but when I added up the cost they were 3x-4x the cost of Poplar, i just stained my poplar dark. Turned out fine.
post #53 of 137
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Again, had budget and time allowed, I would have opted for real raised panels. But I think this turned out pretty well. This was my first time using "bollection" moulding...took some time and Google effort to figure out how to get it to set properly into the recess. Basically you need a "sacrificial block" on the mitre saw that is the EXACT thickness of the recess. Once I had that in place, everything went just fine.

AppleMark
post #54 of 137
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Looking good. I'm with you on the lumber costs. I wanted Walnut or Mahogany but when I added up the cost they were 3x-4x the cost of Poplar, i just stained my poplar dark. Turned out fine.
Thanks much...your work is looking great as well.
post #55 of 137
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Panels done.

post #56 of 137
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Skirt board, some reverse cove moulding, and starting the bar top substrate (birch plywood ripped to 20").

post #57 of 137
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Doweled the two pieces of plywood...


post #58 of 137
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Today I picked up the wood for the top. Here I decided to use Mahogany, and I have Mahogany bar rail shipping from Hardwoods Inc. (Maryland). I am really pleased about the profile on the bar rail, it will be perfect for leaning on.

http://www.hardwoodsincorporated.com/store/products.aspx?i=23&p=1

I also got the AC going with the help of my Dad today. USB ports of course... gotta be be able to charge your phone at my bar :-)




post #59 of 137
Their bar rails are pretty good. That is where I've gotten my lumber from for the theater and other projects.
post #60 of 137
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Good to know, thanks.
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