This step by step diy woodworking project is about diy bar plans. If you want to learn more about building a diy bar, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article. There are so many bar plans and designs to choose from, so make sure you take a close look over the rest of the related woodworking projects that are featured on our website.
Before starting the actual construction project, we recommend you to plan everything, as to save money and to keep the costs under control. Adjust the size and the design of the bar to suit your needs. In addition, we recommend you to invest in high-quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar, as they have a nice finish and are highly durable, especially in a humid environment.
If you don’t have a rich expertise in woodworking field, you should ask a friend to give you a hand with the project. There are many things that you could go wrong, so make sure you plan everything and invest in quality materials. Select the lumber with attention, making sure the components are perfectly straight and in a very good condition. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.
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Diy bar plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 32″ long, 4 pieces – 21″ long, 4 pieces – 42″ long FRAME
- B – 24 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 25″ long PANELS
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 21″x26 1/2″ long, 3 pieces – 21″x20 3/4″ long SHELVES
- D – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 20 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 17 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 20 1/4″ long, 1 pieces of 3/4 plywood – 17 1/4″x19 1/2″ long 2xDRAWERS
- E – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 24 3/4″x45″ long TABLETOP
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
- One Day
Building a bar
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the diy bar. Cut the components at the right size after taking accurate measurements. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal components and secure them to the legs, by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the frame, making sure you leave no gaps between them.
The next step of the project is to lock the two sides of the bar together, by fitting the 2×2 supports. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the sides with 2 1/2″ galvanized screws. Plumb the sides with a spirit level and check if the supports are horizontal.
Cut the bottom of the bar out of 3/$” plywood. Drill pocket holes along the edges of the plywood piece and secure it to the frame with 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joins and leave no gaps between the components, if you want to get a professional result.
Build the splitting wall out of 3/4″ plywood and drill pocket holes, before securing it to the structure with galvanized screws. Add glue to the joints in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure. Plumb the splitting wall with a spirit level before locking it into place.
Cut the shelves out of 3/4″ plywood and drill pocket holes along the sides. Align the shelves with great care and lock them to the sides with galvanized screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the galvanized screws.
Center the frame of the bar to the tabletop and drill pocket holes through the frame. Insert 2 1/2″ screws into the tabletop and add waterproof glue to enhance the rigidity of the structure.
Build the frame of the drawers out of 1×4 lumber and the bottom component out of 3/4″ plywood. Leave no gaps between the components and add glue to the joints, in order to create a rigid and durable structure.
Fit the drawers to the frame of the bar, by using appropriate slides. Make sure the drawers open and close properly and make adjustments, if necessary.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues.
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