Hemingway Field Bar
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The Field Bar is designed in the tradition of British Army campaign furniture to be a portable, mobile bar. It is quick to set up. Interior divisions provide secure storage for crystal glasses and decanters. The fold down front makes an excellent mixing tray. Solid brass corner blocks and straps protect this fine piece of cabinetry.
The Mini Field bar is a smaller version more suited to carrying in Safari vehicles. It comes with a canvas carry bag.
Another useful addition to the Field Bar is The African Touch Wash Stand, useful not only as a wash stand but also as an ice bucket to cool your favourite vino.
For more useful information on the Hemingway Field Bar please see the ‘Description’ tab below.
The concept and design
The Hemingway Field Bar is named after Ernest Hemingway, American novelist and journalist who loved to Safari in Africa and was fond of a glass or two after a hot day’s hunting or fishing. We decided to build a drinks cabinet in honour of this great character who captured so much of the essence of Africa in his writing.
It is designed in the tradition of British Army campaign furniture to be a portable, mobile bar, quick to set up on Safari for sundowners at days end or as a beautiful piece to adorn your home / lodge and impress those guests! Interior divisions provide secure storage for crystal glasses and decanters, while the fold down front is an excellent mixing tray! Solid brass corner blocks and straps protect this fine piece from knocks and bashes. The beautifully styled legs fold together when the drinks cabinet is moved. This also facilitates transport and delivery.
The construction and material.
The cabinet of this campaign field bar is constructed with beautiful dovetail joints. While being very attractive, they also add great strength to the whole piece. The front door and lid are built with panel in frame construction – ideal when using solid hardwood to prevent warping with changes in humidity.
We have a few African hardwoods that are suitable for the construction of this field bar. Zambezi teak has a beautiful colour and grain, and is very hard. African Bloodwood is lighter in weight and has a more varied colour and grain, from honey brown, to golden yellow and chocolate brown. African mahogany is a traditional timber used in campaign furniture and has a more uniform dark brown colour.
The Field Bar has been used in many environments. As a whiskey display cabinet for a selection of whiskeys from a collection. In private upmarket homes to replace a pub in the living area. In the best Safari lodges to serve guest’s drinks.
The Mini Field bar is a smaller version more suited to carrying in Safari vehicles. We can fit it with very strong leather handles and corner blocks connected with steel rivets. It comes with a canvas carry bag. It is very popular as a drinks cabinet in guests rooms.
Another very useful addition to the Field Bar is The African Touch Wash Stand, useful not only as a convenient wash stand in your bush camp, but also as an ice bucket to cool your favourite bubbly while romancing in the wilds!
Looking after your Hemingway Field Bar
Looking after your Hemingway Field Bar
If you have purchased the lacquered version it is not suitable for use outdoors. To protect your lacquered finish place the field bar away from direct sunlight. Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month. Apply sufficient to thinly cover the surface. As it dries (becomes dull) buff with a clean cloth until a beautiful sheen is achieved. Between waxings, keep the finish clean with a soft cloth or duster, and buff without wax.
For orders of 5 or more Field Bars we offer a 10% discount. For large orders including multiple products please contact us for our offer.
- Origin: Zimbabwe
- Sizes: Hemmingway Field Bar
- Material: Zambezi Teak & African Bloodwood
Size and Weight
|Zambezi Teak||770mm||445mm||460mm||35kg (77lbs)|
|African Bloodwood||770mm||445mm||460mm||21kg (46lbs)|
- The Field Bar is wrapped in Air-o-Thene and crated in double thickness cardboard crate. The legs of the Hemingway are securely wrapped and strapped in Air-o-Thene.
- Packed Sizes
|Hemingway||810mm (32”)||485mm (191/2”)||495mm (20”)|
|Hemingway legs||1050mm (42”)||420mm (17”)||75mm (3”)|
|Mini||495mm (20”)||485mm (191/2”)||440mm (171/2”)|
Approximate shipping costs Hemingway Field Bar:
|Australia New Zealand||$550.00|
|North, West East Africa||$550.00|
|Southern Africa||Per destination|
- The box making up the Field Bar is expertly made using through dovetail joints to join the box sides and sliding dovetails to fit the base. These are the strongest joints available for this type of construction. The interior partitions are perfectly fitted using half lap joints to ensure rigidity. The front folding door and top are made with panel-in-frame construction to ensure stability and prevent warping.
- The solid brass corner blocks and straps are imported from the United Kingdom.
*Please note bottle compartments can also be used for glasses. Hemingway Field Bar has 2 compartments for decanters measuring 150mm x 195mm.
|Stand||Carry case||Outdoor suitability||No. bottles*||No. glasses|
|Hemingway||Yes||No||Teak version oil finish||10||14|
|Mini||No||Yes||Teak version oil finish||8||8|