This bar features a small cabinet, pull-out speed rail, prep surface and extended bar front. This is the first project I designed and built by myself so please excuse the haphazardness of construction. Perfect for a dorm room or cramped college apartment (like mine).
Step 1: Bill of Materials
Here was my shopping list (spent 120 at the local hardware store) and some scraps I had laying around that I used.
2: 8' 2"x4"
2: 4'x8' sheets of BC grade plywood, 1/4" thick
1: 4'x18" sheet of laminate shelving
1: 8'x4' sheet of laminate shelving
2: 8' strips of
3: chrome handles
2: 8' strip of outside corner (there's a better name I'm sure, but you'll see it in the pics)
minwax poly and stain in one
scraps of 1"x2" (about 5 ft)
scraps of 1'x4" (about 5 ft)
lots of oval nails
lots of brads
Step 2: Build the frame
I started by cutting the 2'x4's to make the frame for the bar. I wanted a base of 36" wide and 18" deep. The side with the cabinet and speed rail (henceforth known as the 'back') will be 44" and the side people walk up to (the 'front') will be 48", so we'll need to cut the 2"x4" accordingly. It worked best keep the upright pieces true to size and fit the other pieces in between. Then cut I the sides and front out of plywood and nail them on. A few oval nails on each side did trick.