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post #541 of 854
I really like that lighted shelving....simple and effective. Nice work.
post #542 of 854
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

Back bars are easier to build than the bar itself! Build a box and hang it on the wall like a cabinet. Trim it up and it's done.

True-- however, when I did mine, I made a fundimental error regarding the overhang of the shelf on the base cabinet that made me have to fudge the face frame. Nobody notices it except me. Which is every time I sit at my bar.

Man-- the easiest part of the whole bar and I screw it up. I always say, "make a drawing before building anything, no matter how small," but what happens when I ignore my own advice? I screw it up. Hubris and ate.
post #543 of 854
Yes I really like that lighted shelf. I've seen similar things for displaying tap handles.
post #544 of 854
strider can you go back to playing shuffleboard instead of building this kick ass bar table
post #545 of 854
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Originally Posted by elmalloc View Post

strider can you go back to playing shuffleboard instead of building this kick ass bar table


Thanks for the complement. Wish I could play some shuffleboard. I'm kinda under the gun to get the majority of the bar finished for our Halloween/ Birthday party. I haven't been able to play shuffleboard for a long time. It seems like I'm always working on a project and never have the time to actually enjoy the fruits of my labor.
post #546 of 854
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

Back bars are easier to build than the bar itself! Build a box and hang it on the wall like a cabinet. Trim it up and it's done.

Randy,

How did you do the mirror? What holds it in? Is there a back to the box and then the mirro is attached to it?
post #547 of 854
Str1der,

The mirror is simply 36X48 beveled stock mirror from Lowes. I dropped the mirror into a U shaped silver channel at the bottom that you get from Lowes in the same aisle. I then put two clear clips at the top side of the mirror and screwed them to the wall. You have to look hard to see any of it.

I wanted to be able to disassemble the back bar if needed and not have to worry about the mirror. Each element can stand alone. I just can't get over my nomadic military ways from years past. I seem to do things that I can undo quickly.
post #548 of 854
So you just built the back bar frame around the mirror? For the shelves did you have some kind of jig to do the holes for the shelves? Did you just use cabinet grade plywood then use trim on the front?

By the way I did my final pour on the bartop last night and it came out pretty good. I did end up with a couple very small dimples that I guess came from air bubbles. I kept going back and checking about every 10 minutes for an hour for new bubbles but these must have surfaced quite a bit later. I am going to do one more pour in my beer gutter though. I wanted as much as possible on the top so I really didn't pread it into the gutter.

Tonight I'll be attaching my backerboard to my plywood in preperation to do my granite tile.
post #549 of 854
Actually, there is about 3/8 of an inch around the mirror so I can remove it if I throw something at it and break it. Yes, I used a jig for positioning the holes, I got it from Rockler. I could have used plywood, but I use 1X6 solid oak! I then trimmed it out.
post #550 of 854
Looking for an opinion on the back bar. If you look at the pic of my bar on the previous page you'll see the little halfwall/ledge back there. It's about 6-8" deep. Do you think I should have the back bar rest on there or should I elevate it above that shelf?
post #551 of 854
How high off the floor is it?
post #552 of 854
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

How high off the floor is it?

It's the same height as the bar top. Actually the bar top sits on that wall on that end.
post #553 of 854
I will throw my bar back up incase it helps.



I did it similar to Randy, I hung the mirror with clips, and then I hung a shelf below the mirror. Built two boxes of equal size to hang on each side of the mirror and just placed them on the shelf. Put another board across the top. I screwed the top of the boxes into the studs for support. Then I put up some trim, mostly to keep any bottles from sliding off, but it was also a bit decorative and covered the bottom of the boxes so you don't see the bottom of the box setting on top of the shelf. It turned out to be the simplest part of the bar area and really changes the feel of bar than anything.
post #554 of 854
great
post #555 of 854
Thanks Kavh. This definetly gives me some more ideas. How deep is it?

Well I got the granite tiles installed today. Spent about 8 hours straight working on it. Also got my brass footrail installed. Man I'm beat.
post #556 of 854
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Originally Posted by str1der View Post

Thanks Kavh. This definetly gives me some more ideas. How deep is it?

Well I got the granite tiles installed today. Spent about 8 hours straight working on it. Also got my brass footrail installed. Man I'm beat.

I used 1X6 to construct the bottom shelf and the boxes. So 5 and a half inches. The back plywood is just quarter inch.
post #557 of 854
Well made some more progress. Here's a few updated pics









post #558 of 854
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Originally Posted by str1der View Post

Well made some more progress. Here's a few updated pics

Looking good!!!

I think we have the same sink man.
post #559 of 854
That, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how you do a bar! Nice work!
post #560 of 854
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Originally Posted by R_Willis View Post

Looking good!!!

I think we have the same sink man.

I told you I really liked yours. I just wanted something that would go with the black granite.
post #561 of 854
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

That, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how you do a bar! Nice work!


Thanks Randy appreciate the kind words. Still have a few things to do. I just did the backsplash today so I still have to grout it and put some trim along the top edge where it meets the wood shelf. Then I need to drill a hole in the granite for my kegerator tower. As you can tell I originally was doing something different so I had the white electrical outlets. Haven't had a chance to change them out for black ones.

I think I'm going to take a little breather and regroup before doing the back bar
post #562 of 854
I always forget this thread is here. Some nice builds in here


Str1der nice work. I am still too chicken to pour my top. I am thinking of getting Randy's number and have him talk me thru it. In case I mess it up I can blame him.
post #563 of 854
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

That, Ladies and Gentlemen, is how you do a bar! Nice work!

Thanks for calling me gentleman
post #564 of 854
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Originally Posted by Dinger23 View Post

I always forget this thread is here. Some nice builds in here


Str1der nice work. I am still too chicken to pour my top. I am thinking of getting Randy's number and have him talk me thru it. In case I mess it up I can blame him.

It took me 3 pours to get it right. A big pour then small then finally another big pour. I did end up devising a way to make a tent over it and it kept out most of the dust.
post #565 of 854
strider can i hire you to make a bar for me in ohio
post #566 of 854
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Originally Posted by elmalloc View Post

strider can i hire you to make a bar for me in ohio

Please tell me you're joking.
post #567 of 854
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Originally Posted by Dinger23 View Post

I am still too chicken to pour my top. I am thinking of getting Randy's number and have him talk me thru it. In case I mess it up I can blame him.

I poured mine in one go - no problems at all . Don't be scared
post #568 of 854
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Originally Posted by str1der View Post

Well made some more progress. Here's a few updated pics



Str1der - what kind of beverage center (under counter) is that? And is it staying cold enough for you liking? I am looking at putting the same type under my back bar but there have been mixed reviews on whether or not the beverage center types of coolers/fridges keep the brewski's cold enough.

Everything looks Awesome! I may ask for your and Randy's support when pouring my e-tex top!
post #569 of 854
Thanks.

They also look better with lots of bottles on them.





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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

I really like that lighted shelving....simple and effective. Nice work.
post #570 of 854
Str1der

The bar is looking better! Good job on the finish.
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