Category Archives: Basement Bar Build

Old No. 7 Brand Gifts

I just received a few Jack Daniels Old No.7 gifts for the Kruski’s Basement Bar (imported from Lynchburg) from my Uncle John and Aunt Pam.   As I opened the package I found a Jack Dainel’s wooden napkin holder, with No.7 … Continue reading

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Walnut Faced Carcass

This weekend we were able to get most of the walnut onto the patron side of the bar.  You can see the progression from maple to walnut with the images below.  Because of our solid planning, some hard work, and … Continue reading

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Completed Raised Panel Assembly

Last time I posted I promised I would talk about space balls.  Sometimes referred to as raised panel door spacers, the space balls I want to describe are a woodworkers aid. (not the Mel Brooks movie from the 80’s)  These rubber … Continue reading

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Walnut Raised Panel Creation

Last week Phil and I made what might be our final trip to Armstrong Millworks in Milford MI.  We spent about three hours in the barn picking thru the walnut boards.  Our focus was on minimizing the waste due to … Continue reading

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More Pictures of My Progress

Some pictures of the men who worked the wood enjoying some glasses of Kruski’s Close up shot of one of my four drawers, the two drawer fronts do not move that are in front of the sink. Tons of room … Continue reading

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Attaching / Leveling Carcasses + Building / Mounting Counter Top

After the face frames were attached to their respective carcasses my next task was to level all three carcasses to each other.  This posed to be much more complicated than expected as my basement floor has major pitch towards the … Continue reading

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Fabricating Face Frames

The basement bar build has been chugging along.  I am embarrassed that I have not posted much on its progress since late November 2011. I would like to start from where I left off and post myself into the current … Continue reading

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Danish oil night

Tonight I applied a coat of danish oil to my drawer fronts. I am using a natural finish danish oil made by Watco.  This hand rubbed finish really makes the walnut look amazing and it was really simple to apply. … Continue reading

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Two Flannels Hard at Work

So we were making some serious progress this weekend. Day one we were cutting sheets of particle board into the back bar counter top and the patron side bar top. Day two we focused on cutting the walnut hardwood that … Continue reading

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All framed up…ready to go

I just finished the third and final carcass.  These three carcasses act the structure that hold the back work surface and patron surface in place.  They also double as cabinets with shelves for glassware etc.  Next up is shimming and … Continue reading

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