Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > My bar....n build (bar in the barn) thus far

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-30-2012, 07:54 PM   #1
mikebering
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ridgveille, Ontairo
Posts: 34
Liked 12 Times on 4 Posts

Default My bar....n build (bar in the barn) thus far

Hello all, this is my first attempt at a post, so figured I would share some work ive been doing on a bar for my buddies and I to drink at this summer! Well to start I recently finished college, and found myself with a surplus of time while looking for a job... Thus far this has been the result of said excess time on my hands (and of course my old man being willing to let me build a bar up in his 200 year old barn!) so here it goes

First task was to rip out the old floor that had rotted away to alomst nothing (saved the old board for later in the project)

1-floor-out.jpg

2-floor-out.jpg

Then had to rip out an old beam that was rotten and cut/put in a new one (this was a hell of a task)

3-replacement-beam.jpg

Then Dragged some logs from the bush to fix the floor

4-lumber-floor.jpg

And took them to a rather dodgy sawmill, hahaha. Great guy, but he is crazy (72 years old and crawling around a 54" diameter open blade)

5-sawing-wood.jpg

__________________
mikebering is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 08:01 PM   #2
mikebering
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ridgveille, Ontairo
Posts: 34
Liked 12 Times on 4 Posts

Default Further progress...

And now, some more stages of the bar construction!

After a day at the sawmill this is what my buddy (pictured) and I ended up with

6-wood-sawn.jpg

Then we took it home and screwed it all down to the beams! now the real fun begins

7-floor-replaced.jpg

My brother in law and myself roughed in some new vertical and horizontal beams to build the bar around

8-new-beams-.jpg

Next was framing in the bar, and getting the fridge in and level..... no easy task (apparently builders were less then concerned with squareness and level 200 years ago)

9-bar-framed-fridge-.jpg

This is where the old floor board that had been stripped of nails came back into play, were using it to cover the front of the bar to stick with the barn theme

10-starting-cover-bar.jpg

__________________
mikebering is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 08:13 PM   #3
hopsalot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Corpus, Texas
Posts: 1,574
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

Very Nice look forward to more photos! What size fridge are you using?

__________________
In Illa Brettanomyces Nos Fides

http://bjsbrewery.blogspot.com/
hopsalot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
mikebering
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ridgveille, Ontairo
Posts: 34
Liked 12 Times on 4 Posts

Default More progress

Sorry but here is where the pictures of every stage stop, there will be some large gaps between stages (we were going hard at it all weekend and little time for photo-ops)

Its really starting to come together now,

Well the front is now covered and the top plywood base for the bar top is on,

11-front-covered-top-plywood-.jpg

Sink area tiled in and sealed

12-sink-area-tiled-roughed-.jpg

Lights and wiring all installed and pine up on walls

13-lights-wall-board-up.jpg

Same as before, but a different angle

14-lights-up-wall-board-.jpg

At this stage I also decided I wanted to build a coffin box, but didn't take many pictures of the process, none the less here it is assembled and almost ready to get stained and lacquered

15-coffin-box-assembled.jpg

That is going to be it for a few days as far as pictures go, going to be working up there hard and hoping to have the bar done and the coffin box mounted by Sunday so the coffee porter, wheat beer and pilsner I have carbonating right now can get pouring!

__________________
mikebering is offline
jungatheart Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 08:27 PM   #5
mikebering
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ridgveille, Ontairo
Posts: 34
Liked 12 Times on 4 Posts

Default

.

__________________

Last edited by mikebering; 05-30-2012 at 10:02 PM.
mikebering is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 08:34 PM   #6
mikebering
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ridgveille, Ontairo
Posts: 34
Liked 12 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hopsalot View Post
Very Nice look forward to more photos! What size fridge are you using?
We actually came across an 8ft stainless under bar fridge in a restaurant in Toronto, bought it for $300. Pretty confident the only reason it was so cheap was due to its location (a basement). Apparently 6 people had tried to drag it out with crews before, but we finally got it out of there! I have never lifted anything so heavy in my life, and had the lady not told me that if we failed to get it out she was going to cut it in half and scrap it, we'd of likely left it too.
__________________
mikebering is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
hopsalot
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Corpus, Texas
Posts: 1,574
Liked 17 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

great work!!!

__________________
In Illa Brettanomyces Nos Fides

http://bjsbrewery.blogspot.com/
hopsalot is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 09:03 PM   #8
capt_crazy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 8
Default

This looks awesome!
what are you going to do to the bar top? not leave it as plywood i hope

__________________
capt_crazy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 09:06 PM   #9
LXA1100
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Posts: 5
Default

Man that id awesome! I cant wait for more updates.

__________________
LXA1100 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2012, 10:07 PM   #10
mikebering
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Ridgveille, Ontairo
Posts: 34
Liked 12 Times on 4 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by capt_crazy View Post
This looks awesome!
what are you going to do to the bar top? not leave it as plywood i hope
No sir! going to be 2'x2' tile grids of limestone (home depot clearance at $0.36/sq.ft) recessed in oak, on the wider side of the bar there will be 5 sets of those tiles and on the short side it will be be straight oak. and the edges will be a simple oak bullnose
__________________
mikebering is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ice Cream Cooler Conversion....to build or not to build. natebomb DIY Projects 7 10-16-2011 06:54 PM
Barn Board Keezer lalnx DIY Projects 12 09-29-2011 06:44 PM
MINI barn killian DIY Projects 9 10-25-2010 12:03 AM
made some progress on my bar build/ keezer build 802VermontHomebrew DIY Projects 17 08-22-2010 01:20 PM
To build or not to build, that is the question.. CodyBoyBrewery DIY Projects 4 08-10-2010 03:33 PM