Introduction: Make Your Own Wet Wet Bar

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Have an old fish tank sitting around and want to know a good way to use it? Have a need to entertain guests, but don't have the means to do so? You're in luck! For under $50, you can assemble a quality wet-bar complete with a fish tank. 

WARNING : This task should not be attempted by anyone under the age of 18 without proper adult supervision.

Step 1: Materials Needed

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Step 2: Overview

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The above overview is for reference when framing your wet bar. Each color represents a different sized piece in the structure.

Step 3: Cutting the Wood

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Your local hardware store will likely cut the dimensions for you, but if you choose to do it yourself, the diagrams are here.

Step 4: Framing

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The first step in the actual construction of this bar is the framing. Follow the diagrams here in framing your bar.

As shown above, Pilot Holes are needed for proper construction.

Step 5: Shelving

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Depending on your own likes and preferences for your bar, you may want to shelve your unit differently. The diagrams here show you how to assemble it including a mini-fridge.

As shown above, Pilot Holes are needed for proper construction.

Step 6: Skinning

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Again, like most decisions in this process, what you choose to skin your bar with is up to you. In the diagrams, you will see the cheap skinning of ply-wood. Skinning instructions are shown in the diagrams here.

As shown above, Pilot Holes are needed for proper construction.

Step 7: Finishing

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Staining, while optional, gives your finished product a much nicer look. Above are the finishing steps.

Step 8: Installation

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The installation of these items obviously depends on whether or not you use these items, but be sure you are being safe in the installation process; keeping in mind the water in the tank and the power strip's location.


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