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By illawarra92

3 years ago


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    #1 3 years ago

    firstly apologise if this has been covered, did a search and found nothing.

    in the centre of my gamesroom have this australian built rotary merchandiser circa 1940.

    full of local memorabilia, have had some massive nights standing around this

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    #2 3 years ago
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    #3 3 years ago

    I want to put a bar in our basement but I don't knwo how much we'd actually use it. Following this thread

    Chris

    #4 3 years ago

    Keeping with the non traditional bar theme, mine is made out of the side of an Atari Star Wars arcade cabinet.

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    #5 3 years ago

    Hidden from the parents....

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    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from grantopia:

    Keeping with the non traditional bar theme, mine is made out of the side of an Atari Star Wars arcade cabinet.
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    I love that! Except that you destroyed a Star Wars cabinet. for Shame!

    #7 3 years ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    I love that! Except that you destroyed a Star Wars cabinet. for Shame!

    Ha! I would never destroy a good one! Many years ago my buddy had one that was basically falling apart (just the cabinet). I took the sides and the rest was rotted away and burned.

    #8 3 years ago

    Here is a pic of my bar in the basement. It came in the house when we bought it, directly behind this picture is the pool table and to the left are the pinball machines, there is also a half circle on the left and tv attached to wall. seats about 8-10 easily.

    Quoted from SilverUnicorn:

    I want to put a bar in our basement but I don't knwo how much we'd actually use it. Following this thread
    Chris

    We use this bar a lot, practically every weekend. What makes it a good home bar is the sink, with a glass rinser and small dishwasher, mini fridge, and kegerator. The only thing we are missing is an ice machine. I built all the shelves out of wood and pipe for an industrial look and am looking to reskinning the front of the bar to a barnwood and gas pipe footing.

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    #11 3 years ago

    LOL, the ‘search the forum’ form should be directly linked to @thelaw. He’s like the resident librarian in here. He always seems to know what’s been discussed and where to find it

    #12 3 years ago

    Same bar for the last 10 yrs or so

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    #13 3 years ago
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    #14 3 years ago

    That’s a nice bar

    #15 3 years ago
    Quoted from benheck:

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    Ben wins the internet for today.

    Chris

    #16 3 years ago

    My bar is my most holiest of man-places where I dwell and wallow in my manness, drinking fine spirits and cocktails while listening to your better music, dining on delicious delectables, and perusing my basement man-hobbies. We bought this house in 2010. Built in 1953. And the bar was hand built by the prior owner in the 60s or 70s. Is it high end? No. Modern? No. Fine materials? No. Is it manly? Yes, my friends. Yes. Here it is in all its wood-paneled manly glory.

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    #17 3 years ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    .. He’s like the resident librarian in here. He always seems to know what’s been discussed and where to find it

    Sadly all this data has written over important parts of my brain where actual useful information once was

    #18 3 years ago

    1860's Belgium Workbench turned into my drinking location

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    #19 3 years ago

    Wetbar/family room/clubhouse.

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    #21 3 years ago
    Quoted from Rshackxd:

    1860's Belgium Workbench turned into my drinking location
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    Love that. What manly character!

    #22 3 years ago

    Mine has evolved a bit since these pics. We don't really use it. It's more of a place to display some of my stuff. We also have an antique backbar upstairs.

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    #23 3 years ago

    I built my bar top to display some of my Atari 2600 carts, it’s a great way to reminisce. Amazing how it brings back memories for so many people.

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    #24 3 years ago
    Quoted from TAVsPlace:

    I built my bar top to display some of my Atari 2600 carts, it’s a great way to reminisce. Amazing how it brings back memories for so many people.
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    Cool!

    I never knew they made Tomb Raider for the 2600.

    Chris

    #25 3 years ago

    The Tomb Raider cart is a hack of Montazumas Revenge

    #26 3 years ago
    Quoted from benheck:

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    I would have thought that you had a dedicated mill and lathe. Don't you exceed the area available on the shopsmith with all your projects?

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    #27 3 years ago

    Not a huge bar, but big enough. We put backsplash tiles of EM games we have/had/liked to give it some pinball personality.

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    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from jfh:

    Not a huge bar, but big enough.

    Nice V200 !!

    Few pics of my bar back East (oh how I miss her).

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    #29 3 years ago

    I just have these old trunks full of bottles

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    #30 3 years ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    Nice V200 !!
    Few pics of my bar back East (oh how I miss her).
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    nice bars aren't allowed in CA?

    #31 3 years ago
    Quoted from jfh:

    Not a huge bar, but big enough. We put backsplash tiles of EM games we have/had/liked to give it some pinball personality.

    Great touch with the backsplash!

    #32 3 years ago
    Quoted from TAVsPlace:

    Great touch with the backsplash!

    Agreed. That backsplash is fantastic. I need to incorporate more pinball in mine.

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    #33 3 years ago

    That’s a good looking bar, I like the glass block base, never seen that before, very cool.

    #34 3 years ago

    Not mine, but my Uncle’s basement bar in his old house.

    Pic taken a few years ago before house was put on market

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    #35 3 years ago

    Show those fancy lawn guys how we do things downtown

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    #36 3 years ago
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    #37 3 years ago

    Modest Bar. Bartop is 80s Topps Movie Trading Cards. I hope the next owner approves when it’s time for more space for pins and a bigger place.

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    #38 3 years ago
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