Company: Sandford Woodworking
Owner: Stuart Sandford
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Here is another great project given to us by Suart Sanford. We really appreciate these donations from everyone, so please, if you have a project that you created with even just a few step by step instructions – we will be glad to post it here on WooDesigner.Net! And your name as well as contact information will go here if you would like as well so people can either see your other projects, or possibly contact you for work!
Now on to the bar. It is 6 foot 3 inches in length, and is 26 inches wide. I went with pine at the customer’s request, and it is readily available for about anyone to purchase it anywhere. To construct the cabinet, I began with the frame.
As you see here I framed it up by stick building the cabinet using 2×4’s. If you have pocket hole cutters and other cabinetry tools, then that is even better. This was more of a rustic look, so I went with it.
Though the top looks one piece it isn’t. It is three (3/4 inch thick) boards for the table top, and I used dowels as pins and then did a glueup. Some prefer biscuits from a biscuit joiner inbetween, some don’t use anything. It’s up to you but I have found it holds better with a joint inbetween each board. Wrapped the top with molding as well. Ran a piece of the molding on the front to form a lip as well.
We went with stainless steel metal sheets on the outside to close in the cabinet sides and back. You can use galvalume, or even galvanized if you would prefer. If it is inside it doesn’t matter, but galvanized will rust over time. So it really is what you prefer.
Here is a shot (above) from the front of the bar before I finished the top. It’s up to you on the finish, but a number of coats of urethane will prevent scratches/chips that don’t look like they are meant to be there. Polyurethane on furniture on the inside, and Spar Urethane on the outside projects.
Above is an overhead image of the bar top – If you don’t like knots in your wood, then you will need to be sure to select an A grade for the lumber. I personally love just the right amount of knots like you see here. Not too many not too few.
The light shining on the metal in the image above, and the finished bar below once again:
Below is a closeup of the finished top and it also shows the screws to be plugged. Gives it a good finished look. But if you don’t want to plug the screws, that is fine. If you are going for rustic, you may not want the screws covered up, but it will be your choice:
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