Please help Mr Vim pick out a bar for his home.

Discussion in 'Your Vintage Home' started by Mr Vim, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Mr Vim

    Mr Vim One Too Many

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    Well, the title says it all, or most of it anyway.

    I would love to have an authentic midcentury modern bar for my living room and stock it with respectable liquids but unfortunately I live in Juneau, Alaska, one of the most inaccessible areas of these United States. Either most people will not ship their vintage bars to me, or they want more than what I would pay for the bar for shipping.

    So I am looking at new bars, as the shipping is cheaper, but most are not what I am looking for. I hope there are some connoisseurs here that maybe have had similar issues as I and can help point me in the right direction.

    Thanks
    Vim.
     
  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Sorry, I will not be party to such decadence.






    :p
     
  3. Burton

    Burton One of the Regulars

    Had a similar situation on a remote island that was rectified by having some very talented crafts people design and build one that caught the flavor of the place. We did end up ordering the bar top but could have used local materials. I'm sure in Juneau you have many talented woodworking folks who could do such a thing. Good luck!
     
  4. AtomicEraTom

    AtomicEraTom

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    Just remodel your basement like so....
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I'd pass on Cheers... not a show I ever quite "got", but then I don't care for Friends either. Frasier, now that was vastly superior (at least until they jumped the shark by getting Niles and Daphne together). Anyhoo... I think If I was doing something like that, I'd be looking to Rick's Cafe American for inspiration. ;)
     
  6. AtomicEraTom

    AtomicEraTom

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    I love Cheers and Frasier, watch it daily. Never got into Friends though.
     
  7. Bourne ID

    Bourne ID One of the Regulars

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    Now you're talking!! One of the greatest movies of all time!! I'd agree with Burton on finding a local cabinetmaker to work with. As a cabinet maker myself I've built more home bars than I can recall, each one a reflection of the owners tastes and vision.
     
  8. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Also try checking Craigslist, restaurant supply houses and any antique/resale/second-hand/thrift/consignment shops in your area.
     
  9. Mr Vim

    Mr Vim One Too Many

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    Thanks fellas, I'm still working on it, and will keep you all posted.
     
  10. rkwilker

    rkwilker One Too Many

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  11. HectorTorta

    HectorTorta New in Town

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    Vim, I'm on the same hunt so let me know if you find something!
     
  12. Mr Vim

    Mr Vim One Too Many

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    Hector, you're better off being in Seattle, did you try searching ebay under antiques? There are a lot of cool things and I think they were listed in Seattle.
     
  13. Mr Vim

    Mr Vim One Too Many

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    Well folks, my place continues to surprise...

    I was removing old paneling to put new in and discovered a built in bar cabinet in the kitchen island! I will not post pictures right now, as it needs some cleaning and paint, but when it is done, you'll be the first to see it! Then I just have to stock the thing.
     
  14. AtomicEraTom

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    Now that is some kinda luck!
     

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