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Title: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on February 15, 2021, 09:01 PM
Well team. This is going to be a big one. I got 100 b.f. of curly maple in. I've spent a month or so designing this in Fusion 360.

It features:

1) Better grain direction - I've learned from all of you. I'll be orienting shelves and dividers and the carcass itself so that everything expands and contracts front to back, together
2) No end grain will show! (also related to the first one)
3) 7 liquor pull out trays, box jointed, Blum slides
4) Large doors, with glassware storage - glass on the front - brass rod accents
5) Solid brass hardware

Should be a really fun build ... this will take months. Please forgive the delays, it'll be a work in progress.

I'll try to post pictures every week or so as I go.

Started by getting lots of the wood broken down.

Matt
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on February 15, 2021, 09:02 PM
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on February 15, 2021, 09:03 PM
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Cheese on February 15, 2021, 09:25 PM
Take your time Matt, you always have interesting projects.

Interestingly enough, those maple blanks look exactly like my shop. So many parts but so little space.

The only difference is that all of mine are 8-10 feet long.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: tallgrass on February 16, 2021, 01:35 AM
what, you're not done? Come on, it has been days, what is the hold up? Looking forward to your work. Just out of curiosity, are you acclimatizing the wood? Moisture content. Just curious.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Thompmd on February 16, 2021, 07:52 AM
Looking forward to it, had a guy in Indiana(bundyducks) make a couple ducks and the wood is gorgeous, looks 3D.

Can’t wait to watch it progress, you might wanna clean that workshop up a little first though.

Looks like a neat project
Title: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: RustE on February 16, 2021, 01:33 PM
I’m curious to see where this project goes; it’s something I would like to do in a year or two.

What’s your plan for the glass panes on the doors? Make a rabbet and fasten them with clips? I’m thinking about the (future) ability to replace a damaged glass pane and if the clips might interfere with the glassware.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: shanegrilah on February 16, 2021, 02:31 PM
If it's going to be freestanding, it looks like it might be a bit tippy. Depending on how the weight is loaded and what combination of doors, drawers or pull out trays are open. Hard to tell from just pictures of plans.

Regards,
Shane
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: derekcohen on February 16, 2021, 06:58 PM
Matt, I don’t recall you building drawers before now. What do you have in mind by way of construction?

The dimensions of the drawers? Thickness of front, back and sides? Joinery?

Regards from Perth

Derek
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: neilc on February 16, 2021, 09:43 PM
Nice design Matt.  On the doors, I'd worry about sagging since you are doing glass fronts, brass rails and miter joints.  Not a lot of structural cross-members to support what could be doors loaded with liquor bottles.  Unless they're empty ;)

Additional stress when the doors are open on the hinges if you are using maybe 5/8" screws on 2-3 hinges on each door.  Piano hinges might be an option but you mentioned solid brass, and I'm sure you are thinking more upscale.

Take a look at reeded glass as a potential accent on those front doors.  They would show outlines of bottles without the clutter of what might be inside.

Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on February 20, 2021, 01:30 PM
@Cheese nice! Gorgeous boards. Some are 14+" wide and super clear. I usually request 7ft maximum when I order boards because any longer than that is hard to maneuver in my garage.

@tallgrass yes! I am! They are kiln dried, and they were in my shop about 4 weeks before I milled them.

@Thompmd thanks! I'll clean it up, promise. :)

@RustE thanks man. haven't even gotten that far yet to be honest. I think a rabbet with clips is a good idea. Or - maybe just do a dado as if it were a sheet of MDF on a raised panel door, but have the dado go all the way out the bottom with some sort of retaining screw. That way I can replace them If needed, but the inside of the doors will still look good.

@shanegrilah I think you're totally right. I was talking about your comment with my wife and we were thinking to address it, we'd make the front legs curve out towards the front somehow - they'd still be under the doors when the doors are closed, but would provide more stability when the doors are open. Good call. thank you for your comment.

@derekcohen I've built lots of drawers! On a few of my projects. For the drawers on this one, I'm going to use box joints - curly maple for the fronts and sides, and either maple veneer plywood for the bottom, or re-sawed maple, floating with some room to spare (not glued in). In terms of the thickness, I'm going to go 5/8" since that's the maximum allowed by the Blum undercount slides. Both my wife and I really like those Blum undermount slides. I just ordered 7 of them from Rockler, 12".

@neilc Thanks so much! I know, the doors are what I've been worried about the most to be honest. I really worry about not only sagging, but the fact that they're only connected at the sides which are only 4/4. Maple is strong, but the doors are going to be heavy. One note is that liquor bottles won't go in the doors - the glassware will.  But I do think it'll still be really heavy. I just ordered 8 of the SOSS 204 hinges ... I'm thinking 4 per door... anyone worked with those before and think it'll be strong enough?

Cheers everyone thank you for the comments.

I took Friday off work yesterday, and made a ton of progress in the shop. I laid and milled a ton of boards (emptied my 35 gallon dust bin twice already this weekend!) and have the following pieces milled, joined (used domino for the longer ones to help with flatness and alignment) and scraped (after the glue dried).

Today, it's all about trimming to final size and then drum sanding!

2x sides
6x shelves
2x vertical dividers
2x horizontal dividers
Top
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Thanks so much everyone!

Matt
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on February 20, 2021, 01:32 PM
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on February 20, 2021, 01:34 PM
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Cheese on February 20, 2021, 04:23 PM
Take a look at reeded glass as a potential accent on those front doors.  They would show outlines of bottles without the clutter of what might be inside.

That's some beautiful maple Matt... [big grin]

Per Neil's suggestion here's some shots on reeded glass. Delightful to look at from the outside while the internal clutter remains unseen. [smile]  Smooth side facing out, reeded side facing in for easier cleaning.

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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: neilc on February 20, 2021, 04:32 PM

Matt - check the Shaper forum and Hub for Soss hinge SVG's. 


Since you have a Shaper, you might consider 'skeletonizing' the door top/bottom and shelves and even the front panels to remove some weight and add some interest to the piece.  Could be as simple as 1/2" grooves every 1/2", which would cut the weight in half.  Or something more elaborate or even organic.


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If all you are storing is barware on the doors, I'd even consider the shelves being the same 1/4" brass rods for the bottoms.  BTW, I'd definitely spray the brass with lacquer after polishing it to keep it bright. 


Miters in the corners will be a weak spot, so you might consider butt joints with dominoes, keeping the sides full length so no end-grain us visible from the sides.

Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on February 25, 2021, 02:13 PM
@Cheese thank you sir! I need to explore the glass more. Discussing it with the wife on what we want. We are thinking maybe a tint like a green tint or something, to go with the maple and the brass hardware.

@neilc that is my plan is to use the Shaper for the Soss hinges! A little nervous about it but I'll run some test pieces through first of course! Super interesting stool. Thanks for sending. Appreciate the pictures. I actually want the weight I think ... so that when the doors are open it doesn't fall forward.

But I am planning on doing some inlay work ... something to spice it up a bit. TBD at this point.

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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on February 25, 2021, 02:14 PM
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 05, 2021, 05:02 PM
The main carcass is glued up now except for the top, and I put a couple coats of finish on it.

This weekend - onto the drawers.

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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 05, 2021, 05:03 PM
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: notenoughcash on March 08, 2021, 02:55 PM
looking very nice.

what finish are you using?
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 08, 2021, 03:00 PM
@notenoughcash thank you! General Finishes Arm-r-seal in Satin.

Worked on the 7 drawers this past weekend. They still need bottoms.

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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 08, 2021, 03:01 PM
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: notenoughcash on March 08, 2021, 03:06 PM
smart again.

out of interest why did you use finger joints v dovetails?

and what type of slides are you using?  under mount or side mount?
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 08, 2021, 06:34 PM
@notenoughcash good question, I don't have an answer really. I've never tried dovetails before, and it felt like a lot for 7 drawers to me. The box joints I feel will be plenty strong, and still offer an interesting visual intrigue.

I am going to use under mount slides. Blum, specifically. I have 7 of them I just received from Rockler - the under mount soft close style.

Matt
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Vondawg on March 09, 2021, 07:14 AM
Great job...coming together! Box joints are perfect fit. Thanks for going to all the work of posting and building
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: jarbroen on March 09, 2021, 03:37 PM
Box joints look good and are a good alternative to dovetail(I like keeping things simple too).

If you haven't already glued the boxes you might want to dado the front, back and sides to receive the bottom.
I typically use 1/4" BB ply(which is actually 1/4" and can use a single pass with a router).
Or whatever material you choose.
I say that because you're doing the Blum undermount and those need 1/2"(13mm) clearance underneath the drawer bottom.
And, it's easier to make the notch in the back for the slides before you assemble the boxes.

You might have already mentioned that's your plan and I just didn't notice.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 09, 2021, 06:13 PM
@Vondawg yeah man thank you for looking and commenting!

@jarbroen okay so you're totally right. i did not mention it, but that was exactly my plan. and in fact last night, I did exactly that. I spent a couple hours and milled all the dados for bottoms. I went with 3/4" maple-veneered plywood so that I could glue them in and not worry about expansion. I know 3/4" is way overkill but it's what I had on hand, and it worked OK.

I did it in 2 passes at the router table. The boxes aren't glued up yet - I just got the bottoms cut last night, and the dados in the sides cut last night as well. The plan is to sand and pre-finish the inside and then do the glue up, that way I don't have to get a sander into the tight spots after glue up.

Here's my problem. I didn't think ahead well, and the 1/4" deep dado for the 3/4" bottom is showing through on the box joints. This was an oversight on my part. Obviously there will be a drawer front, but you'll still be able to see the small gap from the sides. Maybe I glue them up as planned and then cut small end grain plugs so it looks better? or would you guys not worry? cheers.

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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: jarbroen on March 09, 2021, 09:22 PM
I’ve had plenty of moments like that.
If you are picky like me that will bug you forever if you leave those holes.

You could do a vertical strip inlay or add some kind of decorative strap/hardware.
Sometimes those whoops turn into cool creative opportunities.
Like a wise carpenter taught me, it’s only a mistake if you can’t fix it.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: tjbnwi on March 09, 2021, 09:50 PM
@mattbyington,

As always from you great project.

Don’t worry about the mistake on the drawer box, you’ll learn to adjust the spacing so this does not happen.

Hardware;

You are probably paying way to much from Rockler, check the prices sat these two suppliers. They first one I purchase from there commercials division. I buy the hardware by the pallet, so I get a better price than most.

https://woodworker.com/

I’ve heard good things about A&H.

https://ahturf.com/

Again, great project you have going.

Tom
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Mike Goetzke on March 09, 2021, 10:09 PM
@mattbyington Nice seeing your projects documented. Maybe I’m completely missing something but like you said the front is covered by the drawer front and looks like you are using slides. If so couldn’t you line them up with the dado (I have done this)?

Years ago I remember a really great woodworker say that every woodworker makes mistakes on projects but the good ones are able to recover by being the only one who knows where they are.

- just saw you are using undermounts
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mrFinpgh on March 10, 2021, 12:02 AM
It's looking really nice, @mattbyington  and you're moving along very quickly on it.

re: the holes from the grooves - I think that everyone does it at least once when they start doing drawers. Doing an end grain plug is the classic fix and should work well if you pay attention to the direction of the grain. Those holes are probably pretty consistent, so you should be able to mill up a few thin pieces and plug em after the boxes are glued up.  I'd mill a little oversized and try to sand or plane a little taper so the plug wedges in. It should help w/ getting a tight fit.  I use Old Brown Glue or Elmers White glue for these fixes, because they tend to be less of a problem in terms of the glue staining things.

If you want to the opposite way -  doing a little inlay 'racing stripe' (or even two parallel stripes) is a nice solution. A bit more work and you will want to make sure you have a sharp plane or card scraper to level it off, but it does give an opportunity to add a fun detail.

Concur with @tjbnwi - you can probably get better product and support from ah turf than Rockler. Rocker's hardware tends to be a bit pricey, given that it's a commodity item.

Are you brushing Arm R Seal? 
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: ScotF on March 10, 2021, 01:17 AM
Very nice project - love the detailed pics. The maple is beautiful. I think you have one of the nicest looking shops too - so clean and organized - I am jealous!
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Michael Kellough on March 10, 2021, 11:01 AM
It's looking really nice, @mattbyington  and you're moving along very quickly on it.

re: the holes from the grooves - I think that everyone does it at least once when they start doing drawers. Doing an end grain plug is the classic fix and should work well if you pay attention to the direction of the grain. Those holes are probably pretty consistent, so you should be able to mill up a few thin pieces and plug em after the boxes are glued up.  I'd mill a little oversized and try to sand or plane a little taper so the plug wedges in. It should help w/ getting a tight fit.  I use Old Brown Glue or Elmers White glue for these fixes, because they tend to be less of a problem in terms of the glue staining things.

If you want to the opposite way -  doing a little inlay 'racing stripe' (or even two parallel stripes) is a nice solution. A bit more work and you will want to make sure you have a sharp plane or card scraper to level it off, but it does give an opportunity to add a fun detail.

Concur with @tjbnwi - you can probably get better product and support from ah turf than Rockler. Rocker's hardware tends to be a bit pricey, given that it's a commodity item.

Are you brushing Arm R Seal?

Add the plugs before sanding any of the fingers and proceed with sanding the plugs before the glue has dried so any gaps fill with sanding dust.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Don T on March 10, 2021, 11:07 AM
Matt that is going to be beautiful piece of furniture.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: jarbroen on March 10, 2021, 11:40 AM
tjbnwi - mentioned A&H Turf.  GREAT place to order Blum slides (and many other items from).  Their website is a little old school, but don't let that put you off from ordering there.  Their customer service is excellent.  Definitely call them if you are placing an order and the freight seems high.
Even if they can't lower the freight price they will most likely discount the product more - and they already have the best prices on Blum.
I've ordered from them several times - most recently slides and a corner pullout for my kitchen.  Freight seemed high so I called -  Garrett really helped me out!
I'd also recommend ordering the Blum jig for the drawer holes.  I'd done probably 15-20 undermount installs previously.  Decided to treat myself for doing 20 kitchen drawers at once.  What a time saver!
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 10, 2021, 12:57 PM
@jarbroen makes sense! I'm sure I"ll end up plugging them.

@tjbnwi thanks man I'll check those places out, appreciate it!

@Mike G yes undercounts so that won't work, I think I'll end up plugging it. And thanks for your kind words!

@mrFinpgh thanks man! I appreciate all the kind words. Yeah I think I'll plug them after the box is glued up, or during the glue up. It should be easy enough to fix. Yep I am brushing ARS with foam brushes. Sanding w/ 500 in between coats and then brown paper bag at the end.

@ScotF haha thanks man! Appreciate it! I vacuum a lot. Having a roomba helps ;)

@Michael K good idea! Will do that!

@Don T thanks man!!

@jarbroen I'll definitely have to check them out! A lot of times I'm also ordering other stuff from Rockler so it makes it easy but if the prices are that much cheaper it's worth a second order.

Thanks so much everyone for all of your comments so far I really appreciate it.

OH and the glass came in last night! for the doors.

I am hoping to wrap up the drawers completely this weekend and then I can start on the final piece - the two front doors!

Matt
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: jobsworth on March 12, 2021, 10:59 AM
Wow Matt, Im a little late to the show but Wow that project is turning out very nice well thought out.

plus your shop holy smokes, I can believe how well thought out and organized it is and not to mention clean.

 Im jealous
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 14, 2021, 10:22 PM
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Thank you so much man! really appreciate it!!

I try!

Matt

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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: JeremyH. on March 15, 2021, 12:54 AM
What is the SM planer thing?
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: CeeJay on March 15, 2021, 06:54 AM
Matt your shop is always so tidy and clean. Makes me feel guilty....


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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 15, 2021, 02:12 PM
@JeremyH. sorry which thing?

@CeeJay hahah thanks man.

Matt
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: JeremyH. on March 15, 2021, 03:19 PM
@JeremyH. sorry which thing?

@CeeJay hahah thanks man.

Matt

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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: rvieceli on March 15, 2021, 03:37 PM
@JeremyH. It's a SuperMax drum sander. Open on one side. Matt can tell you which one but probably a 16/32 or a 19/38

Ron
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 15, 2021, 07:17 PM
Ah yes. It's the 19/38. Great machine.

Matt
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 18, 2021, 06:53 PM
Worked on the drawer fronts a bit - curly maple, rabbeted with a Bubinga border

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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Christophl on March 18, 2021, 09:43 PM
Really beautiful Matt!
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: tallgrass on March 21, 2021, 04:04 AM
Getting really tired of your horrid craftsman's ship and your messy ass shop. :)  Looking fantastic. 
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on March 24, 2021, 05:47 PM
@Christophl thanks man!

@tallgrass hahahaha thanks dude. Really appreciate it!

Got the drawer fronts finished and pulls installed last weekend ... and actually starting on the doors the last few days!

Doors will be tricky. It's a little complex. But the last big thing to do.

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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: jobsworth on March 31, 2021, 11:26 AM
Holy Molie that looks nice matt, beautiful
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on April 03, 2021, 09:19 PM
@jobsworth thank you so much man! appreciate it!

Well team...this one is all done. It was a beast. A ton of work. But super happy to be done and the Mrs. really likes it which is all that matters.

Thank you so much to everyone for your advice and help along the way. Here are some finish shots.

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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: tallgrass on April 03, 2021, 09:22 PM
Well done.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
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Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on April 03, 2021, 09:31 PM
@tallgrass thank you sir! Just uploaded some more finish shots.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: tallgrass on April 03, 2021, 09:43 PM
nicely done. What took you so long to finish it? :)
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: rvieceli on April 03, 2021, 10:01 PM
Very nice Matt. Looks good.

Ron
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mrFinpgh on April 04, 2021, 12:43 AM
Congrats - very nice job and I see some very nice bottles in there.   ;)  You should make yourself a nice drink after all that work.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Blues on April 04, 2021, 07:49 AM
Matt.. as always superb work. When it all comes together and you get the look you wanted, thats joy.
Thank you for sharing. It's not easy to take pictures and keep up with the work as you progress. It helps others follow along and get some ideas for their own build.  You have a brilliantly designed shop that is kept clean. Fantastic. Problem is your have set very high standards that you should be able to keep up with your next builds. 
How has the shaper worked out for you? Was it easy to incorporate into work flow?
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: neilc on April 04, 2021, 10:29 AM
Fantastic work, Matt!  The doors look great and I really like the interior edge banding on the drawers.

Thanks for the journey on your work.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mike_aa on April 04, 2021, 11:05 AM
@mattbyington  As usual your work is superb.  And the design on this project is over the top!  Thank you for all the pictures and sharing your progress along the way.

You mentioned at the start that the hardware was all solid brass.  Can you talk more about it?  Looks like you used brass rod for the rails, but are the drawer handles custom or off the shelf?  And what about those legs?  Did you have those fabricated?

Thanks, Mike A.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on April 05, 2021, 06:26 PM
@tallgrass :) thanks man.

@rvieceli thank you so much man.

@mrFinpgh thank you very much. I still need to do that. I don't drink often. Maybe 1-2 times a month. I've had a lot of those bottles a long time. I made my wife wipe down all of the bottles before putting them in the new cabinet, haha. I imagine the drawers won't stay super nice for long, but at least initially i wanted everything to be clean!

@Blues thanks so much man. I really appreciate it. It's fun. You guys keep me honest ;) The shaper is awesome. I really like it. I go through bits pretty quick. I might not have the feeds&speeds down. but it's a lot of fun. It's a really great tool. It is very easy to learn and understand.

@neilc thank you so much man I really appreciate it.

@mike_aa Thank you so much man! i really appreciate it. It was a lot of fun to make. Yes absolutely.

The brass rod was from McMaster: https://www.mcmaster.com/7782t383
The door pulls are from Jacob. I really like his work, and highly recommend it: https://www.etsy.com/listing/815403510/solid-brass-cabinet-knob-mid-century

The feet are from Etsy, too: https://www.etsy.com/listing/770128262/set-of-4-console-table-legs-brass

Cheers everyone. Thank you so much for the kind words.

Matt
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: nicholam77 on April 07, 2021, 11:19 AM
Hi Matt, I haven't commented before I don't think but I have been following your projects for awhile. I think this is some of your best work. The cabinet is truly beautiful and I give you huge applause for not only building it but designing it. There are so many details in this piece, it's really quite an accomplishment and you should feel great about it!
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: rmhinden on April 07, 2021, 11:51 AM
Hi Matt,

Looks great!

Bob
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Svar on April 07, 2021, 12:37 PM
Matt, I like this very much.
I would probably make the bottom panel of the cabinet wider, protruding to the front (identical to the top panel). Then move the front feet few inches forward to decrease cantilever.
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on April 24, 2021, 02:54 PM
@nicholam77 thank you so much for the kind words I really appreciate it!! You made my day. It was indeed quite challenging. Looks so simple to see others do it on YouTube but man it is hard!

@rmhinden thanks Bob!!

@Svar thanks man! That is a FANTASTIC idea. Ugh. that would have helped it not be so tippy. I guess I live and learn. That would indeed have been a way better design.

Matt
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Svar on April 24, 2021, 03:14 PM
that would have helped it not be so tippy
No worries, just keep the bar full!  [big grin] ... Then someone else might be tippy...
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: Mortiser on April 24, 2021, 09:00 PM
Yeah, if it gets tippy or you get tipsy, might be best to just screw it to the wall.

Nice job!  ;)
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Rich
Title: Re: [Project 41] Curly Maple Home Bar
Post by: mattbyington on April 26, 2021, 12:01 PM
Thanks everyone!