Thursday, April 23, 2009



Bar top fits bar base. There will be 6 leveling feet to adjust the base to the floor.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Base nearly finished

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Legs sprouting


Monday, April 20, 2009

A look at the base upside down and with no legs yet.

Bending the legs for the bar



Bending two diameters of steel pipe for the support of the free standing bar.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

hammered copper sink option



this sink can be mounted under the top bar. It's 12" in diameter and 5" deep. Not pictured, is the drain.

tested bar top cleaner

Tested Bar Keepers Helper on some finger stains I made on the bronze top. This product really works, keeping the bronze fresh looking will be easy.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

LED controller, remote and power supply



The PMRC Programmable Controller is an easy-to-use, powerful controller you can use with 4-wire Red-Green-Blue 12 volt DC ribbon flex or other LED’s. The controller unit has a program display, and the unit can be used to write your own program for your lights. Your program is stored as “mode 10,” and can be selected from the remote control.

We designed this controller based on requests from many customers who asked for a simple controller that would enable them to mix their own custom colors, and program hold and fade times. People also wanted to be able to dim or brighten their lights easily. They also asked for longer cycle times on the standard color changing programs (step and fade) than are available on other controllers. The PMRC achieves all of that.

• Easy to program up to 20 steps. Choose from 16 million colors. Set the hold time for each custom color. Set the fade time for the transition to the next step. Program automatically re-starts upon completion for seamless operation. Each of the 20 steps has 5 parameters:
1. Red value (0 to 255)
2. Green value (0 to 255)
3. Blue value (0 to 255)
4. Hold time (0 seconds to 2 hours)
5. Fade time to next step (0 seconds to 2 hours)
• Informative backlit LCD display tells you what’s going on in dark or light ambient conditions.
• Compact 4.1” x 2.4” x 1” controller is easy to mount using included Velcro.
• Even more compact 3.6" x 1.5" x 0.65" remote control (excluding 5.25" antenna) with slotted hole on back to hang it on the wall. Also can be secured with included Velcro.
• Radio frequency remote control works through walls. Over 100 foot range in benign electromagnetic environment.
• 7 static modes, 2 color-changing patterns and 1 user-programmable mode, selected by “MODE” button on remote control.
• Speed control buttons "S+" and "S-" on remote control.
• Brightness control buttons "B+" and "B-" on remote control.
• ON/OFF button. Unit powers up in the mode it was set on when you turned it off, which is convenient.

possible faucets



Friday, April 10, 2009

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

frosted finish

This finish gives a soft warm feel.

Roger: let me know if you like this finish?



The First of many rounds of sanding




I start with 80 grit and will sand through with finer grits until I reach a smooth finish. This may take several days to achieve the desired result.

A peek at the undercarriage

Bronze top is welded to frame and holes piloted to mark glass "bubbles"




Once the bar top has its finish, I will drill the small holes bigger for the glass bubbles.

More tubing stiffeners are added

Bridge-strut frame


To support the weight of the bronze top and keep it flat, I made a complicated stainless tubing structure with stiffening struts and braces.

welding the 1-inch edge around the bar top