Bar Build 001: Day ONE!

The First Trip

On Sept 10, 2008 I decided to build a bar. I hopped in the Jeep, went to the lumber yard and picked up four 2×4’s. I am not sure what I got myself into, but I am going to give it a shot…so I could have shots. Get it?

The Before Pic

The bar will go where the TV is. Hoping to fit like 4 or 5 people along the bar. Behind the wall is the washer and dryer, which is convenient for the sink and the kegerator. I think I will hire a plumber to install the sink, and an electrician to run the lights and outlets. Leave some things to the licensed professionals. This project is a bit ambitious but this room is basicly a catch all and not a defined space. Fear not those of you wondering what is happening to the king-size guest bed. It will go along the wall in front of the fireplace in the form of a Murphy Bed. 

Construction begins.

The frame is laid out and so far looks like a good fit. My Mantra: Measure twice, cut once, verify number of fingers. I will tear up the rug just around the bar for now and keep the rest of the carpet down for the winter, insulating the room keeping my precious tiny hiney warm during the build.

Construction begins.

By the way if anyone reading this is thinking:” Man, I would love to help him with this build, I have so many ideas, suggestions….” Feel free to post a comment, send an email, give a call, send telegram, morse code, raise the smoke signals, hire a Navy flagman to get your comments, suggestions (poker table?) or ideas to me. Everything from bar top (wood vs. tile) to type of bar stools. I am building this so I can have people come and hang out so what is the sense of designing it around me?  

Sept 11 2008, I took the Saturn this time so the boards will fit.

Sept 11 2008. Second Trip

I bought ten 2x4s this time. I ripped up the rug, and laid out the foundation and floor supports. Rug up, floor supports in. So far, so good.

Rug up, floor supports in


9 Comments on “Bar Build 001: Day ONE!”

  1. Dad O'Shea says:

    Well, there goes the sleeping quarters-move over maddie!


  2. oshea12566 says:

    No…the bed is just moved in front of the blackboard. No worries, we’ll turn the stove off when someone is sleeping over.


  3. Brian says:

    this is a test


  4. Aunt Cindy says:

    I think a sign over the bar would really make it work….MOE’S !!!!


  5. Eugene says:

    Hey Bri,
    Nice blog. Might I suggest one of these:

    I think they run around 6,000 😉 But hey you get a dinning table out of the deal too 🙂

    I have a couple of blogs too:

    I am trying to determine which site I like better. I am also trying to get better at up dating.

    – Eug


  6. oshea12566 says:

    Excellent idea Eugene! I like it! Thanks for the input.


  7. oshea12566 says:

    Aunt CIndy: Ahhh.. Yes, Moe’s and Duff Beer. Love it.


  8. Steve says:

    What? No mention of the plans site? ?


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