The Bar

The bar started as a long piece of what I assume was a countertop, in the alley beside a restaurant. This piece would go on to become the top surface for the bar, but before this is was simply a long, curved piece of 1-1/2″ thick painted plywood. It was about 7′ long and was made of two sheets of 3/4″ plywood. After scavenging this piece back to my house, I set about designing ways I could use this in a piece of furniture.

I was fortunate enough at the time to be working for another furniture manufacturer so I had an abundance of scrap materials available and my own free time in which to take advantage of working space in the shop’s down-time. After gathering numerous strips of 1/8″ Baltic birch offcuts, I designed The Bar to be a moveable, curved bar with a few simple light features in the top surface.

All of the pieces used for it’s construction were found in scrap piles, except for the 5 locking casters. It ended up being approximately 7′ long x 42″ high with about 16″ from back edge to front edge. To go along with the bar, I also designed and fabricated some simple wine/liquor bottle shelves, as well as a hanging rack for beer mugs.

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