Picture of Do-It-Yourself Oak Bar Build
This all started for me as a joke to my wife. We purchased our home about six months ago and in the back of the house is a open room which has the wood stove. I figured a bar would be awesome.

I started this design in my head and with some small sketches on a piece of paper and many hours of visualizing and planning.

The tools and skills needed for this isn't much honestly. If you can use a hammer, drill, level, router and a saw your good to go!

The hardest part is going to be getting your angles correct for the 45 degree corner but if you doing a different design it will vary.

I kept this instructable somewhat vague as far as my dimensions so you can see HOW I actually did it. Giving dimensions is OK but every bar is different.

Good luck and enjoy! Shoot me a comment if you have a question and I can add pictures or explain.

Summary of materials:

- 3/4" Oak Veneer Plywood from Lowes.
- Solid oak boards for trim from Lowes.
- Oak Veneer Banding from Lowes.
- Standard wood glue
- Natural Bristle brush (3)
- Tack Cloth
- Minwax Satin Spar Varnish
- 2x3's
- 3M Sandblaster Pro Sandpaper
- Nails
- Screws (drywall is OK)

Summary of Tools:

- Hammer
- Nail Set
- Circular Saw
- Table Saw
- 4 Foot Level
- Screwdriver
- Drill
- Sander
- Square
- Router (can use a Japanese saw but would be hard to round the oak trim)
- Measuring Tape

Keep in mind this bar is built for my back room but don't let this stop you! Take your measurments and build a cut list and use the things I go over to build your dream bar!
chippy-971 year ago
Wow that turned out really well! I'm thinking of making a similar bar later on in the year for my Woodtech class, and if I do ill put it up so you can see
LGProspects (author)  chippy-971 year ago

Thanks! If you have any questions shoot them my way.

tank271841 year ago
Yo we definitely have to talk about this tomorrow. I like this idea for my house. I am just trying to figure out where I will put it.
Dustin Bess2 years ago
This is why i love instructables people,this man is an electronics wiz going for an EE degree,but still can do carpentry work ,jack of all trades kinda guy :)
What an awesome build!! Great work.
I would suggest changing your main image to a picture of your finished product.

LGProspects (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago
Good idea I will get on that.
LGProspects (author)  audreyobscura2 years ago