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post #691 of 854
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Originally Posted by scaesare View Post

Bottom of fixture such that you don't see the actual bulb when seated:


Nice look!

I can't go that low. The track lighting pendants only have a 4.5 foot cord. Based on talk here and the length of the cord, I have one light that is going to hang from the highest point on the ceiling. So I'll use the full length of the cord on that one and go from them. I can always shorten, but I don't think I would be able to lengthen. But maybe. I'll have to get the fixtures and check it out.

But I had thought about that "seeing the bulb" thing. And these fixtures can take those sort of candle looking bulbs. So it won't be a standard bulb.

edit, I see you went with track lighting and based on those covers I think I saw those at Lowes as well. I really like you went with black. I was thinking going with white since ceiling is white, but I might reconsider that. I really like the look of yours.
post #692 of 854
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Originally Posted by AdamPelly View Post

I am currently finishing my basement and am putting a bar in. My first question (I will probably have many) is this.... I want to put some cabinets and shelving units under the bar. Is this something I need to have prior to framing the exterior and top or can the cabinetry be put in after it is framed up?

Thanks

Pelly

Check out my build (I started this thread and my photos start on page 2).

I thought the same thing about shelving. I ended up going to a cabinet supply company and bought builders grade vanity cabinets. Doors and drawers and then I added shelving. Worked out well.

If you look thru this thread you will see some did stick build and other did cabinets and added to it.

To specifically answer your question, you could do it a couple of ways depending on what your skill level is, your comfortable with and your budget;

You could still build and put shelving in from the beginning
You could use cabinets as your base and then you will have doors, drawers and shelves
Or you could build a shell and add shelves later.

It is your build after all so you can plan it however you want and the way you want.
post #693 of 854
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Originally Posted by Sdallnct View Post

Nice look!

I can't go that low. The track lighting pendants only have a 4.5 foot cord. Based on talk here and the length of the cord, I have one light that is going to hang from the highest point on the ceiling. So I'll use the full length of the cord on that one and go from them. I can always shorten, but I don't think I would be able to lengthen. But maybe. I'll have to get the fixtures and check it out.

But I had thought about that "seeing the bulb" thing. And these fixtures can take those sort of candle looking bulbs. So it won't be a standard bulb.

edit, I see you went with track lighting and based on those covers I think I saw those at Lowes as well. I really like you went with black. I was thinking going with white since ceiling is white, but I might reconsider that. I really like the look of yours.

Thanks!

The pendants I bought online actually had baseplates to attach to a ceiling electrical box. I bought the black track online from a different vendor, and they sold just the "pendant base" unitis that plugged in to the track along with a hole and grommet to feed the pendant wire thru. I jut off the standard bases the pendants came with and fitted the bases to the pendants to use with the track.

I think if you have a slanted ceiling, you might want to try and see if you can replace the cable on the "higher" one so that they end up matching at the same height over your bar?
post #694 of 854
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by scaesare View Post

Thanks!

The pendants I bought online actually had baseplates to attach to a ceiling electrical box. I bought the black track online from a different vendor, and they sold just the "pendant base" unitis that plugged in to the track along with a hole and grommet to feed the pendant wire thru. I jut off the standard bases the pendants came with and fitted the bases to the pendants to use with the track.

I think if you have a slanted ceiling, you might want to try and see if you can replace the cable on the "higher" one so that they end up matching at the same height over your bar?


Oh yea...they will all be the same height. I'll start with the highest point of the ceiling and shorten the cords of each one as I go down the ceiling.
post #695 of 854
I realized 1/2 osb isnt going to cut it for the bar top. It has a little flex on the overhang so I just had 3/4" delivered to my house. I found maple bar rail locally for $13.50 per foot. I had to buy a couple extra feet because he wouldnt cut them, but it gives me quite a few practice cuts. Everything is coming together nicely. Im still going with 6"x6" slate tile with envirotex over the top. My deadline is March 20th (moms b-day) and were having the family over. Any tips for making straight cuts on osb? Im thinking of using a circular saw with 1x4 clamped down on the plywood as a guide. I dont see how I could run a sheet of osb through my table saw and keeping a straight cut. Its extremely heavy and big. Any tips are appreciated, because im going to work on it tonight.
post #696 of 854
Well have made some progress on the back bar shelves. I did some sanding and prestain last night. Once I finish with the staining I'll be adding glass racks.







post #697 of 854
Well I finsihed the back bar. Although I may still add some glass racks on the side cabinets. Thanks for the tips on the backbar Heynow





post #698 of 854
That turned out great!
post #699 of 854
Very classy looking. Can you share how you did the trim on the front of your bar?

Nice work.
post #700 of 854
That looks good. Drink up!
post #701 of 854
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

Very classy looking. Can you share how you did the trim on the front of your bar?

Nice work.

Thanks guys.

Which trim are you referring to?
post #702 of 854
The trim on the front facing of your bar. The area in front of your stools.
post #703 of 854
str1der - very nicely done, love the look. What color stain did you use?
With the sink to the far left do you feel like you have enough room or would you change it if you had to do it over again?
post #704 of 854
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Originally Posted by LSWHO View Post

str1der - very nicely done, love the look. What color stain did you use?
With the sink to the far left do you feel like you have enough room or would you change it if you had to do it over again?

I have no problem with room. One of the driving factors was that's where my rough in was but really I wanted over next to the wall. I find that it's mostly used for pouring things out and washing a glass here and there. The other thing is I wouldn't want the sink dividing up my counter space.

The stain was dictated by the finished lower cabinets I bought. It's kind of a cross between maple and cherry. I took a piece into Sherwin William's and a piece of the wood I was using and they matched the color.
post #705 of 854
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

The trim on the front facing of your bar. The area in front of your stools.

Well along the bottom I used a normal baseboard molding with some of those corner blocks. Then from there I ran some fluted trim (like on a door frame) and cut it to fit against the bottom of the corbels. I then just created a false raised panel look by using picture frame type trim and simply making miter cut frames. Then I bought the grape plaque pieces for the center. Here are a few pics of the earlier stages.









post #706 of 854
Thanks for posting the pics. I probably missed them the last time you posted or I'm having a senior moment or both. Very nice job, you should be proud.
post #707 of 854
STR1DER - that looks great! Well done! Do you happen to have any pictures from inside the bar looking out? I'm wondering what it looks like inside. Did you use cabinets all around then frame out the taller bar top next to them??
post #708 of 854
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Originally Posted by mknoebel View Post

STR1DER - that looks great! Well done! Do you happen to have any pictures from inside the bar looking out? I'm wondering what it looks like inside. Did you use cabinets all around then frame out the taller bar top next to them??


Here's a few pics of the inside






post #709 of 854
Great job str1der. Your bar looks great.
post #710 of 854
Thanks for posting those. Looks fantastic!
post #711 of 854
- nice job
- where do you pick up the wine glass racks ? Thnx
post #712 of 854
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Originally Posted by malbols View Post

- nice job
- where do you pick up the wine glass racks ? Thnx

Got them on ebay from AB Resteraunt supply. Cost $4.99 each.
post #713 of 854
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Originally Posted by mknoebel View Post

Thanks for posting those. Looks fantastic!


No problem. Are you looking at using cabinets in your build?
post #714 of 854
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

Thanks for posting the pics. I probably missed them the last time you posted or I'm having a senior moment or both. Very nice job, you should be proud.


No problem. This thread has gotten huge. Your bar looks great. Are you thinking of dressing up the front trim?
post #715 of 854
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Originally Posted by str1der View Post

No problem. Are you looking at using cabinets in your build?

Yes I am. Especially after seeing yours!
Do you have thoughts or advise on using cabinets?
post #716 of 854
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Originally Posted by str1der View Post

No problem. This thread has gotten huge. Your bar looks great. Are you thinking of dressing up the front trim?

Thanks. Yes, I have been thinking of a major overhaul after seeing so many great bar examples. Never done, huh?
post #717 of 854
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Originally Posted by HeyNow^ View Post

Thanks. Yes, I have been thinking of a major overhaul after seeing so many great bar examples. Never done, huh?

SsssssHhhhhhhhhh! my wife is listening.
post #718 of 854
Thread Starter 
Not great pics. They don't do them justice. I don't know why they look yellow near the top in the photos. Not that way in reality.

I ended up exactly 30" from the bar top and seemed to work well. Very happy with the results. I've added two spot lights to highlight some of the stuff on the walls. I'll add at least one more, maybe two.



post #719 of 854
Any recommendations for using envirotex? I should be pouring it next weekend over slate tile. Im sealing the slate once before grout and once after. How long does it take thin pours to fully cure?
post #720 of 854
It is temp sensitive. The warmer the ambient area the faster it sets up. Check out the Etex website for the exact times for curing.
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