Posted 4 months ago
My wife and kids picked up a small section of a turn of the last century bar for me on Fathers Day 2012. Rumored to be from a boarding house near the Wisconsin/Illinois border. There are names carved in its top, many difficult to read since some are carved over the top of others and work done to it in the past has faded others. The earliest I can confirm is 1952, no way to confirm where or when this was used but it does make for an interesting story, especially with "Norman Mailer" carved at one end.
Fun little project that should give me a nice area to display various brewery and automotive collectibles. Not much of a carpenter but with the help of my three boys, we muddled through with acceptable results.