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Tom Schiller (left) helps Chris Swarbrick use a mill saw Monday afternoon to cut a 300-pound block of ice used to build a couch in the ice bar at Little Angie's Cantina & Grill. Both men work for Ice Occasions out of Ellsworth, Wis. (Bob King /

Plan is clear when you're an ice-bar builder

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If you're thinking about building your own backyard bar made of ice, you'd do well to remember the letter "s."

You'll be in for a lot of sawing, scouring, setting, soaking and sanding. While you're at it, you'll experience slipping and maybe a little swearing if you didn't wear steel-toed shoes.


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