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Solid Walnut Custom Counter And Back Bar Luxury In Mind Happy Days Inspired

This bar was built around the old drug store now classic soda fountain counter from back in the "Happy Days"of the 21st century when you may have been just starting out with meager pocket book resources. Now that you have made it this was designed for your now luxury life style with mushroom seats that turn up and down. image just sitting here have a cherry coke, hamburger, and fries. The juke box playing you favorite song of the day and you and your partner or guest transformed for the moment in time of the innocent times of youth.

This retro styled solid walnut wood and chrome custom made to fit your man cave was inspired by the iconic 1950s soda fountain shops. Why have the old chrome set linoleum topped style bar when you can up grade to this luxury design that fits your now lifestyle and still projects the best of "Happy Days" gone by ?

Hand crafted from solid American domestic walnut, constructed with mortise and tenon, butterfly joinery and pegged and doweled construction and more, by the hands of our master craftsman here at Scottsdale Art Factory, this roll around custom soda fountain makes the full statement for any luxury Game Room, Man Cave, or Patio. The full 360° swivel full turn seats are height adjustable and turn up and down for your convenience. The stools are also sent to fit larger as well as smaller guest comfortably, The counter tops feature solid 3/4" thick granite for a smooth, easy to clean surface.

Chrome banding around the top of the bar and stools add classic throwback flair and beautiful contrast to the solid walnut wood. This two piece custom bar is set on wheels, so it is easy to move and set up for any occasion. The back corner back bar features drawers with full slide out easy glide tracks, and all American hardware and hinges on the custom cabinetry. A hand crafted lazy Susan is presented as the corner piece. The front section of the custom bar island offers multiple cabinets for storage, with adjustable shelving.

The mirrors are also solid walnut mortise and tenon butterfly jointed full crystal plate glass, Hand forged wrought glass shelf supports are also part of this bar. The lighted Nick's diner sign is mounted in the back bar and moves when you roll it. This heavy iron custom retro sign is made so we can add your name to the sign of your dreams. This is a solid iron hand made sign with electronic lighting that can be changed with the push of a button. The finish on this solid walnut bar features a hand applied 10-process hand rubbed fine art finish. All parts of this custom bar are handmade by our master craftsmen in America. Order your custom wood bar in any size, shape or style, from any wood in any finish. Call Scottsdale Art Factory to discuss your designer retro bar project at 1-800-292-0008.

Built the old fashioned way
"when everything made in America was built to last forever"
and craftsmen were proud to sign their work.

Handcrafted Bar Customization Options:

  • Size - any size, any style
  • Style - 50,s soda fountain wood, iron, design, hand carvings, decorative accents
  • Chairs/Stools - any style, attached or separate
  • Counter - wood, granite, stone, metal
  • Hardware - hand forged wrought iron designs, all American chrome
  • Finishes - over 400 colors or custom match of hand applied stains and finishes
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Custom Bars by Scottsdale Art Factory

Every American retro custom bar is custom designed and made to order - any size, any style, with your choice of hand forged iron, wood, or designs with a combination of both. Choose from a huge assortment of real wood finishes and iron patinas. Complete the design with your choice of any top grain leather or fabric upholstery to make a unique, one of a kind piece of art. We hand build custom bars and wet bars for any residential home or commercial establishment.

Custom Bars feature:
  • American hand made solid walnut wood
  • Available in any wood types, stain and patina finishes
  • Solid wood, full length timber (no scarf glue ups, no veneers), air dried (never kiln dried)
  • Custom solid wood construction, handcrafted using mortise, tenon and dove tail joinery
  • Hand rubbed, 10 process finish on all custom wood and iron furniture
  • Solid hand forged wrought iron - no hollow iron or fake castings
  • Built in the original craft - not reproduction
  • Order any size or style bar stools custom designed for your residential or commercial space
  • Available in solid wood furniture, and hand carved designs
  • All custom furniture is guaranteed forever - backed by over a century of fine craftsmanship

Scottsdale Art Factory, a custom bar, furniture, door, gate, and furnishings manufacturer based in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Designs By H. J. Nick, have been designing and building some of the world's finest furnishings all hand crafted in America since 1913. Most of our clients want a furnishing that has a big WOW factor and timeless elegance. They all want investment value furnishings that makes a proper statement reflecting their personality, or the personality of the environment for which the designer custom furnishings are intended.


Soda Fountain Shops - History and Influence
1950s Soda Fountain Shop

The soda fountain shop was a popular place for teens and adults to gather and socialize. Introduced in 1903, the counter-service soda fountain was added to drugstores to attract a lunch crowd serving malts, milkshakes, and ice cream sodas along with light lunches and sandwiches. During the Prohibition years, family-friendly soda fountain shops replaced bars and became the new hangout spot for adults. They were found in ice cream parlors, drug stores, and stand alone soda shops. The local soda shops afforded American families the small luxury of dining out and socializing with their peers during the financial difficulties of the Great Depression era. In the 1950s the soda fountain shops became full-service restaurants serving burgers and sandwiches along with the classic fountain sodas and shakes. These diners became hot spots for teenagers and young adults to hang out and gossip, as displayed in sock-hop, pop culture movies and television shows such as Grease and Happy Days. From the early 1900s to the 1970s these classic soda fountain shops were a big part of American culture as popular spots to gather and socialize. With the advent of the drive-thru window in restaurants, soda dispensers became mechanized and the vintage soda fountain and soda jerks - the folks behind the bar who manned them - declined in popularity. Eventually self-service became the norm and we saw socializing decline along with the vintage soda fountain machine.

Drug Store Soda Fountain Shop 1950s

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