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indianaroller

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I just built a house and now I need a bar. I thought I would use this forum to document my build and show off my ultra newbish construction skills.

Here is the area that I started with.


Base.


Anchored to the wall and floor.


Finished frame.


Thats all I have done now. I will post pics as I go along.
 
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Where are you at in Indiana?

Cant' wait to see some pics of the build!
I live in Goshen.

I have been very busy with other home projects and finally got around to putting some skin on the frame.


Left side will be shelving for glassware and such. The right side will be for wine bottles and stemware.
 
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What are your plans for it? taps? etc? The space looks really good
Yes, I will have taps. You can see the beverage air in the background of one of the pics. I don't want to give any more away, you will just have to wait and see. :D
 
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Update

Here are some pics of the finished paneling.

A shot with the workbench-O-rater.

Front



Back with both air lines, drain, power for the kegerator, and Pex water line.


I used 1/4" solid oak to hide the seams on the back of the bar


Next I will be putting up 1x6 solid oak for some decor and to hide the seams of the oak plywood.
 
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Just finished sanding. I'm getting close!!!





Up next I will be cleaning up and then building the irish coffin box.
 
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Very nice. How dark of a stain are you going to do on the wood?
I went with Varathane red oak stain.


This was taken minutes after I finished staining it. The stain is actually all the same color.


I used painters tape (3M brand) to tape the wall off which ended up not working out too well. The tape took off a lot of the paint and it some spots it took the paper off of the drywall.

Close up of the stain.
 

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Beautiful work! I'm considering building a bar in my family room and this is very helpful and inspirational! Thanks!
 

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Looks great! Where did you get the 1/4 inch oak?

Also, what are you going to use as the bar top? Wood, granite, stainless, copper....copper would be sweet.
 
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Looks great! Where did you get the 1/4 inch oak?

Also, what are you going to use as the bar top? Wood, granite, stainless, copper....copper would be sweet.
I got the 1/4 oak from Lowes and the 1/4" vennered oak plywood from Menards. Oak for the bar top, copper would look sweet but then my hands would smell like pennies.
 
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Update


Test fitting of the wine rack shelving. I will be adding more dividers so that I can store up to 18 bottles.


Irish coffin box in its raw form.


some stain.


This is what $40 at a CNC router will get you.

I will be gilding gold leaf into the letters later next week and I will paint the clover green.
 

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I'm seeing this for the first time and I have to say that it looks excellent, great job!
 
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Here are some pictures I just got done taking.

Irish coffin box sitting on the bar top.


23k gold. BLING BLING!

This was actually very easy to do. I still have gold leaf left over and I'm trying to deciede what I should gild next.

bev-air in place.
 
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I then decieded to put the taps and drip tray on.

The tap on the left is a ventmatic that will be hooked to the water line, three new perlicks, and then a stout faucet. The handles are all the same color like the one on the left. Very shiny. BLING BLING!


Drip tray looks like it might get in the way of changing kegs and getting bottles out. I will deal with it though.
 

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That build looks gorgeous. Where did you get the gold leaf from and where did you learn how to apply it?
 

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Very nice, please more pictures, and most importantly one of the first tap you pull out that sucker.
 
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That build looks gorgeous. Where did you get the gold leaf from and where did you learn how to apply it?
guildedplanet.com supplies and they have a tutorial. youtube has a lot of guilding videos. I used a water based "size" becuase it goes on white and becomes clear when its ready to use- about 20 minutes or so. My future father in-law going to help me put the molding on tomorrow so I will post pictures of that. Thank you all for the kind words.
 

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Freaking gorgeous! I love the sign and how the gold contrasts with the wood/stain. Oh, and the taps and bev-air are pretty cool too!
 
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