Rule #1 in home improvement projects: everything takes longer than you think it will. This past winter, I started building a bar in the basement. When the cold outside prevented me from doing anything else, progress was swift, and I was actually thinking I would be done with the whole project by springtime. Well, summer’s here, and there are a lot more things competing for my attention, so now it’s a game of inches. I made a small amount of progress this weekend (the first in weeks), so I wanted to document it. I finished the framing on the bar by adding a display case to the front of it complete with LED lighting and a custom-made glass shelf for displaying my favorite beers. More photos from this project are in my album.