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A rustic and edgy bar built for our basement corner

Our basement level we wanted to make into an office/entertainment area but didn't want it to look choppy. A nice flow between room uses was made possible with two very similar pieces on opposite ends of the room. I have are 15 foot herringbone desk on the left, check out the link below to view it, and then this corner bar in the opposite wall. Both, if I say so myself, works of art took hours but oh how I love the end result.

My husband and I always wanted a nice dry bar but the prices for one are astronomical! However, pallets are free at a location next to my husband's work. Thus another project was born! This one took quite a bit of figuring, measuring and trial-and-error to get it right.

Of course we had to tear apart a couple pallets for the frame, but it ended up saving so much money it was worth it. We decided to tuck it in a corner instead of making it take up an entire wall for a little more contrast to the opposite wall.

One side of it holds glassware, liquor bottles, and various mixing tools. The other side we constructed to hold several bottles of wine vertically and enclose a beverage cooler that I got for my birthday. It is also wonderfully solid and sturdily propped up on some hairpin legs. I did the same herringbone pattern and walnut stain as the 15-foot desk on the opposite wall, which, again, took a lot of time but really makes it something special. Of course there is a bottle opener  in the shape of a bear on one side, and we hung our shot glass collection above the bar and in an inobtrusive way and added our cut crystal collection to the top for a little something special.