May 8th, 2011
I decided to update the bar in my home gameroom. My old bar area was kinda funky, and I really wanted something that looked nice. I decided on an English pub style bar. Here’s some pictures that document the project.
This is what I had to start with when I bought the house.
I have a friend who is a fantastic carpenter, and he agreed to build my bar for me. His name is Pete Spruyt, here’s a link to his website. http://www.wix.com/petespruyt/spruytcustomwoodworking/photo-gallery
I was experimenting with layouts of the bar using blue painters tape. There was a rectangular hole in the wall behind the bar where there was a “dorm” style fridge and a small wine fridge stacked one on top of the other. These went through the wall into the furnace room, which really restricted access to one of the furnaces. I decided to do away with this idea and put these appliances under the counter. I had recessed a microwave into the same wall, which worked pretty good, but for appearance sake, I decided to hide this away in the new design.