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jimsflies
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Posted: 2013-08-20 07:15 am   Permalink

Progress from yesterday:







 
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pablus
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Posted: 2013-08-20 2:19 pm   Permalink

Nice to see all that attention given to the roof. Place is looking dandy. Thanks for posting the pics.

 
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jimsflies
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Posted: 2013-08-22 06:14 am   Permalink

Thanks Pablus. I've been happy not working on the roof this week. But the ridge cap is ready, so will be getting back to finishing the roof this weekend.

I've made some progress on the bar tops. Hoping to get the rest of the plywood down today and backer board tomorrow.




I repurposed a couple sheets of plywood that were used for a sign.



It took some time, but I think its pretty level.



Trying to decide which tiles I like better. I think the brown matches better, but not a crazy about the oak look. The grey would likely blend in a little more with time as everything ages. What do you guys think?



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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-08-23 08:52 am   Permalink

I like the grey best.
But.. they both are at odds with the rustic feel of your bar.
They have a new look.
Big kronkie wood would look better, and last better.
But it's your choice.

Building looks good.
Like the burned wood look.


 
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jimsflies
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Posted: 2013-08-23 10:32 am   Permalink

What is Big kronkie wood?

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-08-23 11:00 am   Permalink

http://www.google.com/search?q=wood+mantels&rlz=1C2EODB_enUS533US533&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=FqEXUp-KBMq7qAGqw4GoDA&ved=0CEcQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=652#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=MOsJoRr_yhXooM%3A%3BU7CWIqb6m-r5gM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ffarm4.static.flickr.com%252F3253%252F2306519004_8a881b7f9e.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.timbermantels.com%252Fblog%252Fpage%252F3%252F%3B500%3B333

Wow that link is big.
But I think you can see the pic.
This would be the high end of what I'm saying.
But on the low end it could be 2x6 inch boards end to end with a stain and protective coating.
That stuff you show looks like flooring.
How would you finish the end on that kind of top?
You want a big fat piece of wood that can wear down over the years.
Something that will feel solid as you stand or sit next to it.
Plus if it's going to be outside it's going to weather and look better and not warp.


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Posted: 2013-08-23 11:04 am   Permalink

here's more ideas.
http://www.google.com/search?q=wood+mantels&rlz=1C2EODB_enUS533US533&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=FqEXUp-KBMq7qAGqw4GoDA&ved=0CEcQsAQ&biw=1280&bih=652#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=MOsJoRr_yhXooM%3A%3BU7CWIqb6m-r5gM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Ffarm4.static.flickr.com%252F3253%252F2306519004_8a881b7f9e.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.timbermantels.com%252Fblog%252Fpage%252F3%252F%3B500%3B333



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jUVdOle4S0

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jimsflies
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Posted: 2013-08-23 11:30 am   Permalink

Yeah I thought about that type of thing. I planned to make a piece of trim to cover the edges on the tile.

But you have me thinking of going with wood instead again. I have the bar built up with plywood so I don't need the thickness for strength. Maybe some cedar planks and trim the edge like I was going to do with the tiles?



 
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jimsflies
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Posted: 2013-08-23 11:47 am   Permalink

Here is where I am right now. I'm about at a height of about 41-inches with the bar.














 
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ErichTroudt
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Posted: 2013-08-23 12:29 pm   Permalink

You might consider the bar top to look like something reclaimed or re-used..... Sides of a crate with stamp stencils still on it, wood off a ship, deck hatch, life boat...

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-08-23 3:13 pm   Permalink

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You might consider the bar top to look like something reclaimed or re-used..... Sides of a crate with stamp stencils still on it, wood off a ship, deck hatch, life boat...



yes that would be cool, and this is what Kronkie means.

"I have the bar built up with plywood so I don't need the thickness for strength"
True but you can still feel the heft of a big fat chunk of wood.
The bar top is an important part of your bar, Take your time to find what works for you.
Don't rush just to get done for your party.

Good luck.


 
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jimsflies
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Posted: 2013-08-23 4:33 pm   Permalink

Well before you posted to "take my time", I had left for the big box store and picked up some cedar boards. I tried to find ones that had some pattern to them...not easy when you are also looking for a board that isn't too beat up.





I also know what you mean by the feel that comes with a big block of wood. I guess the plan for now is to put this on and see how it goes. If I come across a better top down the road, It won't be as hard to redo it as the tiles would have been.

With that said, I think it would look good to nail these down with some wrought iron rose head nails to help with the rustic look...somehow regular screws don't seem like they will fit in very well. The problem is where to get some quickly?

Another question this brings up is how to finish the wood?



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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-08-23 7:56 pm   Permalink

You need to put a thick piece of trim for the front of your bar top first.
Then go to you tube and look up.
distressing wood or finishing wood and find a treatment you like.
Don't forget that drip guard that goes in the back of your bar top.
Make it the size of bar matts only longer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Iotye7dvAQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm6NH7b5cSw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRt64AV3J9c


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tikiskip
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Posted: 2013-08-23 8:10 pm   Permalink

This is how you can mount the top to your wood frame.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afnVJIkyJCo

I like this look a lot myself.
But see you need that fat edge they got here.
You could make it with a 1x3 inch board I guess.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_u2U5AOvnU

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jimsflies
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Posted: 2013-08-23 8:33 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-08-23 19:56, tikiskip wrote:
You need to put a thick piece of trim for the front of your bar top first.
Then go to you tube and look up.
distressing wood or finishing wood and find a treatment you like.
Don't forget that drip guard that goes in the back of your bar top.
Make it the size of bar matts only longer.



Thanks for the links. I think I will try some of that on the top when I get it on and trimmed out. For trim I was going to route some pattern. But after seeing the edge on that video in your second post. I'm thinking that would look pretty cool to wrap the edge in trim and then give it the grinding wheel treatment.

Here's a pic that shows the drip guard (bar rail or whatever its called). I made it 3/4-inch lower than the bar top, does that sound about right?



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