A client – who oscillates between the Northeast and the Southeast – and for whom I had built a travel bar for his Carolina Cabin, wanted a second, slimmed-down Connecticut version holding only two bottles: Johnny Walker and Ketal One.
I suggested that we procure a pair of old-style bail and wire sealed bottles and then build the box around them. This is what I did.
The wood is cherry, box-jointed and lightly stained, then coated with urethane – 6 coats. All corners are trimmed in brass.
The inside is lined with green felt. A continuous hinge spans the back.
The client wanted an exotic handle, and so this travel bar sports a deer antler grip, the working parts brass.