Progress is coming along again after a couple weeks off.. I spent countless hours over the last two weeks thinking and designing the trim on the front of my bar. After bugging my wife for two weeks for her opinion (she repeatably says "Whatever you want", which is really the best answer but I wanted some input). In the second picture you will see the drawling I made which is a blueprint for what I THINK I want to do, but I still haven't decided on the foot board yet and I'd love some feedback from you all. I have a couple options.
1) I could build a foot pad like the picture three below.. However, I worry people will tear up the trim with their shoes.
2) Or I could not install the Upside down Crown and I could put a stair tread on the top of the box structure. The stair treads are curved at the end and It would be less likely to break off.
I have another thing to think about. Should I run the foot board all the way across the bottom and put the pillars on top of the foot board. Or, should I have the pillars start from the bottom and cut the foot board pieces between each pillar.
Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Yesterday I went out and bought my Oak nominal wood pieces. I stained them today! I plan to cut and install tomorrow.