The Ongoing Bar

Original Sketchup Design

I am finally, finally getting started on the bar “for real”. I’ve gotten most of the pieces cut for the cabinetry carcases. I’m using birch veneer plywood for that since I want the interior to be a lighter color than the face frames and doors which will be oak stained the same color as the wainscoting. I think the lighter color will help the contents to show up better. I’m tentatively planning on making the countertop from black granite tile, “Black Galaxy” if it’s not too expensive. Another option is to simply use the grey and white marble I already have that’s been taking up space in my shop for the last 10 years. I had originally planned to use that on the fireplace before changing my mind and using tile instead. The main drawbacks of marble is that compared to granite it’s rather delicate and prone to staining. I could probably get away with it on the bar though, as I don’t suppose it will see as much use as the kitchen counters, and sealing it well and using a cutting board would probably take care of these issues.

"In the Beginning . . . "


It looks pretty pitiful at the moment. It’s been like this for some months, or really (insert redface here) a couple of years. I got sort of sidetracked with the bedroom project and just didn’t feel good about working on this while the bedroom was all torn up.

We’re cooking with gas now though!