This week has been a challenge. After a long but productive weekend last weekend, I was unable to work at all this week. A battle with the common cold curtailed my activities in the scenic shop. So, today I got back at it.
Last weekend I detailed the bar and built the top half of the back bar. This is the last major component of the set to be tackled. Today, Melanie has to work at her real job and Kate is out of town for a couple of days with family. So, I jumped into the shop alone to attack the bottom half of the back bar. It is really just a big box made of 2×2 lumber and covered in luan plywood and I had little trouble dealing with it alone. After making the box (8-feet long, 3-feet high and 1-foot deep), I applied some 1×4 trim to the fact of it to make it look like doors. A 2×2 around the top edge, taped in, makes a counter top. (more…)