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Posted 4 months ago

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Blackshiep1
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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.

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  1. officialfuel officialfuel, 4 months ago
    Looking good! I love those old back bars.

    Michael
  2. Blackshiep1 Blackshiep1, 4 months ago
    Built the back bar using two (of three) solid oak dresser mirrors made by Richardson. They worked perfect for this project, also used a mid 40's Richardson dining room table for the back bar counter tops...it all came together very well.

    Have a bit of finish work to do come spring (mini fridge will be installed under the back bar, possibly adding a vintage tap system). Appreciate the nod!
  3. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 4 months ago
    looks great ..Cheers ...;-)
  4. SEAN68 SEAN68, 3 months ago
    stunning!!!!

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