2016 Mike’s Copper Top Bar
This beautiful home bar project was built by site member Mike S.
The use of LED lighting gives the project a classy electric or neon feel using inexpensive off the shelf parts. The beautiful color combinations of the copper bar top and led lighting work excellent together. I am always amazed at the awesome job on completed projects, great job Mike!
Mike’s bar is hands down one of the nicest looking bar projects I’ve seen in some time. It’s the whole package!
Start with the the bar itself featuring Chicago arm rail and the incredible copper patina bar top. Then the perfectly aligned bar & bar back combo (part of the EHBP-10 forum topic) the trim detail and the coup de gras, the LED bar lighting.
The electric blue LED light reflection on the work space counter is amazing. LED lights create a more coherent and pure color of light than incandescent of fluorescent bulbs. So, Mike’s Super Bar is our April 2016 BOM. More pics below…Enjoy!
SUPERNIGHT LED Strip Light, 2835 SMD RGB Multi-Color Changing Lights, 16.4ft 300 LEDs Rope with IR Remote Controller, 12V Power Supply for Bedroom, TV-Back Lighting, Halloween, Christmas
SUPERNIGHT LED Strip Lights 16.4FT SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Flexible LED Light Strip Rope + 44Key IR Remote Controller (Not Include Power Adapter)
SUPERNIGHT Led Strip Light, 16.4Ft SMD 2835 RGB 300 LEDs Color Changing Kit with Flexible Strip Light 44 Key IR Remote Control and Power Supply for Room ,Christmas
SUPERNIGHT LED Strip Lights, 16.4FT 5M SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Color Changing Flexible LED Light Strip for Bedroom, TV Back Lighting, Christmas, Valentine's Day (Black PCB)
SUPERNIGHT LED Strip Lights, 16.4FT 5M SMD 5050 Waterproof 300LEDs RGB Color Changing Flexible LED Light Strip
SUPERNIGHT LED Light Strip, 16.4ft/5M SMD 5050 60Leds/M Cool White Waterproof Led Flexible Flash 300 LEDs Rope Lights
SUPERNIGHT 16.4ft 300 LEDs RGBW 5050 SMD LED Strip Light RGB+Cool White Multi-Color Changing Non-Waterproof with 40 Keys RGBW LED Remote Controller and 12V 5A Power Supply
How can you build a similar project?
The project combines the EHBP-09 45 degree corner bar project with the EHBP-11 bar back. Mike appears to have built the shelf lighting coves to light the objects on the shelve from the back. Many people decide to skip that part because of the opaque plexi cost. It’s worth the extra effort and price. Mike clarifies in the comments below.
Drop us a line in the comments section below and let us know what you think about this project. Mike did an incredible job! Great results from a $20 home bar plan membership.
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Did you use Liver of Sulfur to get that nice copper patina?
looks great mikeabike314!! Im going to build the same bar, and the empty wall behind the bar l im putting in a window so can serve cocktails from the inside on a outdoor bar area. I will be able to host more people this way. The evenings here in Palm Springs are amazing
Thanks! That’s always great to hear, but your workmanship speaks for itself. Feel free to post more pics!
the website was an outstanding value for $20
Thanks for the reply Mike! That’s a great way to save money since plexiglass is not cheap. The LED lights give it a cool yet eerie electric glow, I love it! One of the best completed projects I’ve seen in a long time! Great job!
Sorry for the delay in responding, I didn’t realize I had gotten this write-up. I did use multicolor LED lighting. However, I did not use the plexiglass. Instead, I mounted the LEDs in the crown molding. Was able to get the same effect. Also, with the lower ceiling, this approach didn’t tie up the space the plexiglass might have required. One the sides, I mounted the LEDs down the inner trim and then passed through the bottle bump in the center section