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Everything You Need to Know to Build a Bar

If you are looking to build your own home bar, but you aren’t sure where to start then this is the right place. Building a bar is not that complicated, but it can be overwhelming.

Do I Need Woodworking Experience to Build a Bar?

Sure, woodworking experience is always a plus when it comes to taking on any diy project.

However, woodworking experience is not needed to build a bar.

We have had readers build the exact same bar without ever picking up a hammer or drill in their life.

They are so proud that they were able to learn how to build a bar without paying someone to do it for them.

The only downside to learning to build a bar is that you will now realize what you are capable of.

You will be taking on new projects that you never though you could do on your own.

Now that you have more confidence with using tools and a better understanding of lumber, you can build and fix so many things in your home.

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Taking on Project Beyond Your Limits

After you finish building your bar, your spouse will now realize what you are capable of fixing around the house.

For instance a readers of ours recently said, “thanks for the helpful bar plans, but now my girlfriend realized I can renovate our laundry room. She has a long list of projects lined up for me after she saw how nice my bar turned out.”

So, we apologize in advance for a new project list after you learn how to use power tools.

On a positive note, learning to work with tools and wood will save you a lot of money.

You will start to gain confidence in yourself and start taking on more projects around your home that you thought were above your limits.

Before you know it, you will have put a personal touch on every space in your home.

The Hobby You Have Been Looking For

Woodworking is a fantastic hobby that gives you a sense of satisfaction when you build a sturdy piece of furniture for a fraction of the cost.

Every piece of furniture that I have built, has been the best addition to my home.

A custom piece always puts a nice personal touch that makes a space feel special.

Building solid wood furniture gives you the option to easily change the appearance by sanding or striping the wood.

I went a little overkill on the

After a few years I was tired of the dark stain, but still loved the style of my wood furniture.

To give my sturdy piece of furniture a new look I coated with wood stripper then gave it a whole new look with a different stain or paint.

Revamping existing wood furniture, saved me a ton of money and it was a fun way to put a custom touch in my space.

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What Tools Should I Buy to Build a Bar?

All of the tools required to build a bar, are tools that you will use over and over again.

So, it might feel like a bit of an expense at first, if you currently do not have a lot of power tools.

If you are new to DIY do not feel like you have to rush to the hardware store and buy every single power tool.

Start by buying the basics that you will use many times then consider renting or borrowing tools from friends or family.

Another thing to consider is the brand of tools that you are buying because they might have interchangeable batteries.

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Easy To Understand Plans

Our instructions help simplify building a bar and take a lot of the guess work out of the project with a cut list and exact measurements.

The plans are made to take the guess word and frustration out of your DIY project.

This will prevent a lot of confusion the lumber isle and decrease the amount of scrap wood leftover.

We spent months researching how to build a bar before we finally decided to figure it out ourselves. 

Our instructions are so helpful, that we wish we had these when we were building our bar. This bar can seat up to 7 people turning any space into the ultimate entertaining area!

If you have any other questions while building your bar, you have us!

We typically respond to messages on our website within 24 hours, so do not be afraid to ask for help. 

You can get your bar plans here!

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DIY Bar Plans:

  • Bar Plans include 30+ pages of clear information and advice so that beginners can understand
  • Easy-to-read instructions with 3D Images that break down every step throughout the project
  • Cut list that makes your project easier and help save money on lumber costs
Buy Bar Plans

Here is an example of the 3D images that allow you to build a bar frame with ease.

You can have a bar frame up before you know it by following our detailed bar plans!

Our Bar Plans are a digital PDF that can be accessed anytime on any device or printed out for only $19.95!

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True Dimensions of a 2×4

Have you ever left the home improvement store confused on what the actual size of lumber is? Here is everything you need to know about the size of lumber.

You will feel confident buying lumber after reading these tips and easy to read guide!

Building a Bar Step by Step Guide

If you aren’t quite ready to commit to buying plans to build a bar then here is a free step by step guide.

Home Bar Ideas

Home bar ideas built by our readers to inspire you to build a bar. Building a bar does not require any woodworking skills, so don’t be afraid to take on this DIY project.

In just a couple weeks or less, you can build a bar that you have always dreamed of.

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Tips and Tricks to Pouring Epoxy Resin

Do not make the same mistakes that I did when pouring epoxy the first time.

Here are my tips and tricks to pour epoxy resin the right way to prevent bubbles on your home bar top.

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Bar Top Ideas

Looking for bar tops ideas to put a personal touch on your bar? Our readers built a bar using our instructions and adjusted the final details to match their style and fit their space.

Here are ideas to help you figure out the best bar top for your home bar!

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DIY Bar Shelves

If you are thinking about building a homemade bar with lighted home bar shelves then here are great bar design plans.

The lighted bar shelves not only look visually pleasing, but they serve as great storage for liquor and barware.

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Bar Height

Everything you need to know about bar height, counter height, and more If you are getting ready to build a bar or a kitchen island then this is a good place to start.

Building a piece of wood furniture is easier than you think, if you know your standard measurements.

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