My mom and I wanted to start a project and we decided to repurpose a hutch into a home bar. Her and I have ZERO wood working skills and made this happen using readily available tools and items from your local hardware store. The only power tools used in this project was a $30 Circular saw from Harbor Freight tools and a $25 Reciprocating saw. We used online videos on youtube to use best practices for straight cuts and examples. As you can see from the steps it was not too difficult and was a pretty fun project. I hope this post inspires your to challenge yourself... Be creative... And do something different... If you have any questions or anything you can comment below and leave a email address and I would be happy to chat.

Thank you for checking it out!

Step 1: Find a Hutch

Step 1: Take a old hutch or find a cheap one on craigslist. Obviously... A two piece hutch is ideal.. I found this one for $100 solid wood (Tips) For sanding purposes... try and find one with fewer grooves..

<p>A hutch in the UK is something you keep pet rabbits or guinea pigs in. I was fairly yeurgh until I saw the picture of the hutch. <br></p>
<p>I am speechless! This is AMAZING! I love the look. Now I'm looking to find an old hutch!</p>
<p>This is great! And I agree your comments and cautions were helpful! What about making this into a kitchen island? I think it would be great to have the extra storage and counter space. Congratulations on your new power tool skills.</p>
<p>WOW! I thought my sister and I were cool for turning a baby changing table into a bar, but this project is way cooler! Well done!</p>
<p>I see a person here who had a &quot;vision&quot; </p><p>and he worked it </p><p>and he realized it!</p><p>This is beautiful! You did a fantastic job! Good for you!</p><p>Um... yeah ... when's the party?!!!</p>
<p>i am still a drinker, and i clearly appreciate this too!</p>
<p>Right on donkey kong! Although i'm no longer a drinker, I can clearly see the 'out of the box' thinking here. </p><p>Impressive.</p>
<p>Great job on the bar, just goes to show that you don't have to be a master craftsman with a little ingenuity!</p>
<p>This is pretty sweet! Your tips made me laugh too :) </p>
<p>Well done. Very respectable results for a first time effort on what could have been a cheesy repurposing project. I love the corrugated steel look. It feels like the Golden Age of Aviation to me. Great job.</p>
<p>Wow, that looks awesome! Nice work!!!</p>
Thank you craft clarity!!
<p>it's pretty common in Australia to line bar fronts with corrugated iron sheeting. We normally use old second hand pieces though, as the oxidization and the minor rust, add a warmth and depth to the piece. I'm planning on making something like this one day.</p>
<p>Looks beautiful!<br>I asked my local hardware store (in USA) for &quot;chicken wire&quot; and they gave me the hexagonal kind with the horizontal stripes in it.<br>After specifying the square grid, they informed me that square mesh is called &quot;hardware cloth.&quot; <br>Hope this helps somebody get the same looking wire. :)</p>
I would love to ask a few questions as I am making this for my husband for Christmas. How did you attach the metal? How much did you spend on the lumber? Rock2queen@yahoo.com
for &quot;zero&quot; wood working skills this turned out very well! I built my bar (on here someplace under &quot;bar/pub&quot; I believe) from an old king headboard and some old cabinets then I build the bar portion from scratch but unlike your I have very little storage and I like how you incorporated the lower half of the hutch! I will be doing my next bar-top the way you did so I have more storage......now to buy a new house hmmmm. thanks for the ideas and btw the dollar stores and $.99 stores I find have great deals in glassware like lowballs and shot glasses to beer/wine glasses for cheap so if a drunk uncle breaks one your not out much!
<p>That is a well stocked bar. </p>

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