The original travel bar – built for my own refreshment purposes – spawned sufficient interest that a slimmed-down version was requested by a client. His needs were to elegantly and stylishly transport booze in a walnut case. A case which gives no clue as to its contents (although that is the result, it was not one of his requirements).
The case is walnut, box-joined, kerfed for 1/4” ply which form the face and rear of the door and case.
Inside are two mahogany partitions separating the case into three compartments. The floor is padded with green felt.
In order to lighten the presence of the dark walnut, I chose oak for the swiveling handle, both to lighten the overall tone, AND for rock solid physical integrity. The corners are trimmed with brass and round headed upholstery nails.
The ply face and back were stained to match the tone of the walnut – the final finish is 10 coats of urethane.
Also not requested by the client were the appurtenances I included inside the door: a pair of collapsible stainless steel cups, and a barman’s helper. No harm in it, I figure; and likely of significant utility. No extra charge.