Introduction: Steel Bar

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Welcome to my Instructable on welding a steel bar. I've been working on this project for a semester as a class project. This Instructable will focus on the skeleton of the bar. Here we go!

Step 1: Research and Drafting

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First, I started by researching different bars and getting images that I liked. I decided that and L-Shape bar would be the most interesting and inviting in a home. After researching, I drafted the bar in Vectorworks. The picture above shows the dimensions of the bar.

Step 2: Cut List

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Second, I created a cut list. This project required 24 1" Box Steel. Here is the list:

2 @ 5'-0"

2 @ 4'-10"

8 @ 3'-4"

8 @ 1'-4"

4 @ 1'-2"

Step 3: Practice!!

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Once everything is cut, I suggest practicing the welding you will have to make. Here are some photos of the welds I practice making.

Step 4: Prep the Steel

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After Practicing, you are now ready to start welding the bar. I used right angle clamps to make sure the steel will line up smooth and straight.

Step 5: Small Bar Assembling

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I started with the small part of the bar. Building the two 1'-6 sections. Then welded the sides of the bottom and worked my way to the top.

Step 6: Big Bar Assembling

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Once the small bar is done, you are ready to tackle the big one! I basically assembled this one the same way the small one was made.

Step 7: Result

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And there you have it. The skeleton of a L-Shape bar! Thank you for reading and hope you come back!


7 Mile Makery (author)2016-12-27

Hi there Fabian,
This looks like a great project that I'd like to try. Can I ask how thick was the box steel (as in the thickness of the walls, not the 1 inch box)

rybitski (author)2015-11-09

I'm ready for the follow up about covering the skeleton.

StevenWarnerTD (author)2015-11-07

Well done!

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