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I sold my boat to finish this basement!

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*** I just measured the short side of my “L” and it looks like I went with 6.5”. That depth is great for a walk up bar, but if you put a stool there you end up sitting sideways or an angle because it puts the wall too close to your knees.


I think what we really need to do is set up a Jetboaters.net Basement Bar Crawl, where we drive all over the country drinking at each others homes :)
I've got an 8" overhang in my actual bar, and a 12" overhang in the kitchen island. The larger overhang is vastly more comfortable. For reference, I'm 6"1 and slim.
Good point on visiting few bars for reference. We got a wood guy coming next Friday to work up pricing on wood bar top and some barn doors for gym. Our kitchen island has 16” overhang and it’s way more than enough. I’ll probably end up somewhere between 10-12”. Just want to be able to sit at the bar comfortably with enough leg room.
 

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7” is in my opinion is too short, but you might find 12” to be too much.

I went back and forth on this for a while and eventually settled on 9-3/4” (in some places 10”).

What I suggest is that you go to a few bars in the early afternoon when they’re no too crowded and bring a tape measure with you.
Sit at each of them and have a beer (for research purposes only) and see what depth/length feels the best.

You might find 12” to be too much and you might find it’s perfect, that’s up to you (definitely not the GC). You should probably bring your wife along too, as she may have a slightly different idea of the perfect depth.
He also wanted to install corbels to support the granite and I wanted the hidden supports. For some reason he was against the hidden supports. I guess it’s more labor intensive. Corbels didn’t sit well with me because it would be something to get in way of leg space.
 

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He probably doesn’t want to go with hidden supports because they only cost around $20 a piece, and wooden corbels can go for craaaazy money... I’m assuming he’s getting a markup on the materials. The hidden supports are very easy to install btw.

You might want to remind him who’s basement this is.
 

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He probably doesn’t want to go with hidden supports because they only cost around $20 a piece, and wooden corbels can go for craaaazy money... I’m assuming he’s getting a markup on the materials. The hidden supports are very easy to install btw.

You might want to remind him who’s basement this is.
I agree. The hidden supports are cheap. I priced them. Also watched videos of installation so I’ll do it myself if I have to. Anyways like I said I scratched the whole granite bar top anyways. I’m sure wood will still need some type of support on a knee wall so will be using the hidden ones if so.
 

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Granite installed today.

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Looking good!
 

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yes! OK, so do you have a kegerator under that? what is your setup?
 

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yes! OK, so do you have a kegerator under that? what is your setup?
No, the wall behind and to the left of the taps is the mechanical room which is unfinished. I’m building a keezer out of a deep chest freezer to hold two kegs. From that pvc pipe will run through the wall under the counter to the beer tap with beer line inside and a fan inside the freezer will blow cold air to the tap to keep the beer lines cold. Hopefully it works
 

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so next yammie boaters reunion at your place?
 

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Love it, it really looks great.

We made the same decision, finishing the basement before any toy purchases. Have never regretted the decision. I love our boat, but our basement is available to us 24/7/365. Super Bowl? Watching movies? Kids getting together with friends? Video games? Billiards? All in the basement!

I used granite on my bar counters, not sure of the overhang measurement, but we used some under counter supports ("corbels") to make sure there were no issues. The red arrows in this pic show the location of the corbels:
 

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Love it, it really looks great.

We made the same decision, finishing the basement before any toy purchases. Have never regretted the decision. I love our boat, but our basement is available to us 24/7/365. Super Bowl? Watching movies? Kids getting together with friends? Video games? Billiards? All in the basement!

I used granite on my bar counters, not sure of the overhang measurement, but we used some under counter supports ("corbels") to make sure there were no issues. The red arrows in this pic show the location of the corbels:
Nice! I agree, can’t wait to get it fully functional. I will be spending a lot of time down there.
 

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Slowly making progress. Still trying to figure out bar top.

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Love it, it really looks great.

We made the same decision, finishing the basement before any toy purchases. Have never regretted the decision. I love our boat, but our basement is available to us 24/7/365. Super Bowl? Watching movies? Kids getting together with friends? Video games? Billiards? All in the basement!

I used granite on my bar counters, not sure of the overhang measurement, but we used some under counter supports ("corbels") to make sure there were no issues. The red arrows in this pic show the location of the corbels:

I spy a Devils hat in there! :winkingthumbsup"
 

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Looks incredible. Nicely put together
 

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I Hate you.
 
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