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      • 3/4" birch plywood (3 sheets) for base
      • 3/4" figured birch for decorative elements
      • Amber shellac
      • Denatured alcohol for cleanup
      • 3 corbels
      • 6 heavy duty casters

      How to Build a Rolling Bar

      Rolling Bar

      Looking to entertain your guests? What better way than having your own rolling bar!


      Date: May 18, 2011

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      1. Cut two sides, top, bottom and front from 3/4" birch plywood.

      2. Assemble with pocket hole joinery for base units.

      3. Sand assembled unit.

      4. Attach casters on bottom.

      5. For decorative front elements, cut two frames from 3/4" figured birch.

      6. Use router to create decorative edges on frames.

      7. Sand and attach frames to front.

      8. Apply shellac to assembled unit.

      9. Cut serving surface from 3/4" birch plywood.

      10. Cut 1.5" strips of figured birch and attach them around the perimeter of serving surface.

      11. Use router to create decorative edges on serving surface.

      12. Apply shellac to serving surface.

      13. Attach corbels with screws.

      14. Attach serving surface.