recent bar project

Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:01 pm

My used cub parts take most of my time, but this is my other "hobby":

New bar in St. Louis, MO. I handmade all items (countertops also). Made from hard maple.

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Re: recent bar project

Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:21 pm

Very nice!!!!

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Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:10 pm

Brian:

From one to another - nicely done, very nice casework. I like the wrapped column, very sleek :D

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Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:56 pm

Very nice Brian!! 8)

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Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:12 pm

Very nice!! What time should we arrive for the Super Bowl party? :D

Bob

Re: recent bar project

Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:07 pm

Bob McCarty wrote:Very nice!! What time should we arrive for the Super Bowl party? :D

Bob


I wish I had one this nice in my own house Bob. I always have to explain to my wife that she is not a paying customer, so our own personal work comes last....that does not always go over so well. 8)

Re: recent bar project

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:11 pm

WOW!, now that is some impressive work. No wonder you have been busy. That looks like a basement get-a-way?

Jeff

Re: recent bar project

Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:56 pm

cubguy47 wrote:I wish I had one this nice in my own house Bob. I always have to explain to my wife that she is not a paying customer, so our own personal work comes last....that does not always go over so well. 8)


Brian:

It has been that way for us for 30 years. I slowly have been making inroads on that, but it still takes a lot of time. Even though I have been retired for a number of years now, health has taken over the customer aspect and as usual, a cabinetmaker's family like a shoemaker's never has shoes or a finished house.

One thing I have learned and hope I can pass on is that we can't always focus on the paying customer. We have to focus on the one we say goodnight to as well, that relationship is far more important than any paying customer. I know, IIJIMHO but this is based on almost 6 decades of breathing and 5 decades in the furniture/cabinet industry.

Re: recent bar project

Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:21 pm

Awesome!!!
can I ask what brand/type/color stain that you used on that hard maple???

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Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:42 pm

I mix my own stain in house w/ a stain mixing station so it is a custom color. It comes in very handy when like in this case I was matching a stain color on a nearby oak staircase.

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Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:43 am

Excellent work!!!

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Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:18 am

Nice work Brian!! I am also curious as to what kind of stain did you use. Is it a paint stain, one of them died stains. I curently use Old Masters stains and from time to time I use Minwax. I like about 4 minwax colors as of now. I do mix a few stain colors with the colors I have on hand but do not have the knowledge of doing it myself.

I did a bar project a few years back and did a Died Alkalied Stain on it. 2 coats and no wiping. I liked that stain.

I will include a few pics.

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Re: recent bar project

Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:34 am

nice looking bar Jason! The stain system I use is alkyd based. Dries in 10 minutes at 70 degrees, I normally mix the stain formulation so that only one coat is needed.

I will use Minwax on occasion, but normally only on projects like staircases where extended dry time is needed. The oil based formulation is pretty forgiving.

One benefit of my stain mixing system is I have mix schedules from the manufacturer that tells me how to mix colors to match all Minwax, Sherwin Williams, and ML Campbell colors. Works great when you only need very small amounts and do not have to buy a quart or gallon at a time. Everything is weighed by grams on a digital scale.

Re: recent bar project

Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:51 pm

Looks great!

[quote="Bob McCarty"]Very nice!! What time should we arrive for the Super Bowl party? :D

Bob? Didn't realize you are a Patriots fan?