Arts and Crafts bar

Moderators: Jason Susnjara, Clint Buechlein

Michael Rice
Senior Member
Posts: 199
Joined: Sun, Jul 31 2005, 9:45AM
Location: Madison Ga.

Arts and Crafts bar

Postby Michael Rice » Sun, Dec 03 2006, 3:19PM

This is a small overflow bar situated on a balcony overlooking a large greatroom. the main bar is on the lower level. We havn't finished designing it yet. This is one of ten different pieces I'm doing for this house. All of the cabinetry and millwork is being done in arts and crafts style. I designed this after a picture given me by the homeowner. It will be built of cherry with a natural finish to allow natural aging. The bar top and counter will be soapstone. The job begins tomorrow, but I've been working on the individual designs for a month or so. By the way, this is the first time I've actually been paid for eCab design work :D :D I'll post some pics as the pieces are completed.

Mike
Attachments
Overflow bar.jpg
Overflow bar.jpg (84.62 KiB) Viewed 2382 times
Overflow bar 2.jpg
Overflow bar 2.jpg (108.01 KiB) Viewed 2382 times
Overflow bar 3.jpg
Overflow bar 3.jpg (100.74 KiB) Viewed 2383 times
It's what you do, with what you got !

Michael Rice
Senior Member
Posts: 199
Joined: Sun, Jul 31 2005, 9:45AM
Location: Madison Ga.

Postby Michael Rice » Sun, Dec 03 2006, 3:32PM

Here is another shot with the rear wall put back in place. M
Attachments
Overflow bar 4.jpg
Overflow bar 4.jpg (86.26 KiB) Viewed 2379 times
It's what you do, with what you got !

Mark Taylor
Guru Member
Posts: 309
Joined: Sat, Feb 04 2006, 5:13PM
Location: Hilton Head / Bluffton SC

Postby Mark Taylor » Sun, Dec 03 2006, 7:40PM

Looks really nice Mike - can't wait to see the rest of the pieces....

Mark

User avatar
Brian Shannon
eCabinets Beta Tester
Posts: 974
Joined: Thu, May 19 2005, 10:50PM
Location: Los Alamos, CA

Postby Brian Shannon » Sun, Dec 03 2006, 10:15PM

Very nice, Mike. I've allways loved the clean lines of the \"Arts and Crafts\" style. 'Can't wait to see the other designs.


Brian

Michael S Murray
eCabinets Beta Tester
Posts: 933
Joined: Tue, May 17 2005, 2:48PM
Location: Logansport, In
Contact:

Postby Michael S Murray » Mon, Dec 04 2006, 12:21PM

Great presentation, and how awsome to get paid for the design work!!

Excelent,
Mike

Michael Rice
Senior Member
Posts: 199
Joined: Sun, Jul 31 2005, 9:45AM
Location: Madison Ga.

Postby Michael Rice » Mon, Dec 04 2006, 8:37PM

Thanks guys......it was nice to get paid for all the hours I've put into this job. Brian, I guess you see a lot of this style of woodwork in So. Cal. Down here in the south, we use a lot of mouldings and details, but as you said, the \"clean lines\" of the arts and crafts is what makes this style so beautiful. I'm really gonna enjoy this job. Maybe the best part is the clear finish..........no 5,6,7 step finish......just two coats of Krystal...... :)

Mike
It's what you do, with what you got !

Rick Palechuk
Wizard Member
Posts: 1896
Joined: Wed, May 18 2005, 7:54PM
Company Name: Milltech Millworks Ltd.
Country: CANADA
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Contact:

Postby Rick Palechuk » Mon, Dec 04 2006, 8:47PM

Are you using the traditional White Oak for the project?

Michael Rice
Senior Member
Posts: 199
Joined: Sun, Jul 31 2005, 9:45AM
Location: Madison Ga.

Postby Michael Rice » Mon, Dec 04 2006, 9:16PM

Rick.......we're breaking tradition.......most all the cabinetry is american cherry, ecxcept for one vanity, and the basement bar, which are mahagony. These are the homeowners choices. All of the interior trim is also cherry, floors are reclaimed chestnut.....staircases are mahagony.......woodworkers heaven ! Another shop did the kitchen, I'm doing all the bookcases, bars, and vanities.
Mike
It's what you do, with what you got !

Rick Palechuk
Wizard Member
Posts: 1896
Joined: Wed, May 18 2005, 7:54PM
Company Name: Milltech Millworks Ltd.
Country: CANADA
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Contact:

Postby Rick Palechuk » Mon, Dec 04 2006, 10:58PM

Hey, can't complain. Cherry & Mahog nice stuff to work with. We're about to start a library in Mahog. 110 sheets, 1/2 lift of solids, curved bookcases, coffered ceiling. Nice Christmas project. :)

User avatar
Brian Bauer
Guru Member
Posts: 365
Joined: Tue, Sep 20 2005, 8:22PM
Location: Lower Lake, California
Contact:

Postby Brian Bauer » Thu, Dec 07 2006, 1:11AM

look in your history books on arts and crafts and craftsman style furn and cabinetry the early green and green was in cherry. and it looks awesome especially after it ages for a hundred years.

Brian
Wood is wood , Particle Board is just dust !

Michael Rice
Senior Member
Posts: 199
Joined: Sun, Jul 31 2005, 9:45AM
Location: Madison Ga.

Postby Michael Rice » Thu, Dec 07 2006, 2:42PM

Brian....
I'm not all that familiar with Greene and Greene, but their use of cherry
doesn't surprize me. This homeowner loves their style, and has done his homework. Most of what I've seen is quater sawn oak, Stickley style. thanks for the info..

Mike
It's what you do, with what you got !

User avatar
Brian Bauer
Guru Member
Posts: 365
Joined: Tue, Sep 20 2005, 8:22PM
Location: Lower Lake, California
Contact:

Postby Brian Bauer » Thu, Dec 07 2006, 3:50PM

If I remember right it was because quartered oak was cheaper than cherry at the time. I wish I could remember what book I read that in.
Darn alaphatic hydrocarbons :wink: killing the memory.

Brian
Wood is wood , Particle Board is just dust !


Return to “Customer Images”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests