Originally Posted by dmbandtimmy
Awesome! Thanks brother!!
Hopefully this info is of help to you.
Bar Height 42"
Bar Depth 18"
Bar Length 134"
Foot Rest Height 10"
Foot Rest Depth 5.5"
Total depth including curve is 29". I am not sure what the math is to figure out the degree to the curve, but hopefully this helps you understand how much the bar curves. Assuming you have a straight chair setup, this isn't anything to worry about.
Things to consider that I would probably do differently next time.
I would probably lower the bar 1". That of course depends on your bar chairs and the seating in front of it. Because of the height of my theater chair backs, 42" is perfect. 42" is also a very common bar height. My bar stools have a seating height of 29", which is standard as well. Sitting at the bar, it feels a bit high to be extremely comfortable, though it is plenty comfortable, when resting your arms on the bar with a cocktail in your hand, thus the reason I would probably lower it by an inch or so.
Also, the height of the footrest is a bit too low. The real reason the footrest exists is for stability, but I would probably move it up some. Hard to guess, but probably 2 inches. For tall people with long legs, the height is fine. For my wife, the footrest is almost too low and you end up with your feet on the bar stools foot rest more than the bar, which is fine as well. I would measure some bar stools that have a foot rest to see what a common height is.
The depth of 18" is very sufficient for snacking and setting your drink, etc ... however, for stability (high bar, long bar, not that deep), I would probably make it 20" next time, especially if you have the room. I have plenty of room, so I wish I would have gone deeper. If the bar is straight rather then curved, you will have to go deeper for stability.
The bar came about purely in my head. I gave the builder a rough sketch and he went to work, thus no drawings/plans. Sorry ...
A couple of notes about the construction. The bar is actually two mirrored pieces with the middle leg (when assembled) being half the width of the outer ones. One bar side has an overhanging lip which the other side slides under, creating a nice transition between the two sides without a gap. This was actually what the builder recommended because he was afraid of having to line up the 2 sides perfectly (square and height), seeing I am on tile. Also, the (I named it) Oh-****-I-Spilled-My-Drink lip on the bar was a last minute addition. I figured sweating on glasses and the occasional accident will drip liquid on the back of my theater chairs or worse, on people sitting down, so I felt it was a good addition, though it doesn't quite look as clean as I would want.
With all that said, I am extremely happy with it. Funny thing is, more people chose to sit at the bar when I have people over for sporting events. Theater chairs become secondary.
Here's a link to an album
containing some additional pictures I took. Please let me know if I can provide more pictures/detail ...