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How to Build a Home Bar

From our new Hammer It Out series: Create a stately and sophisticated gathering place for mixing and serving drinks

Photo by Ryan Benyi

Create a stately and sophisticated gathering place for mixing and serving drink.

Find step-by-step instructions for How to Build a Bar

Download fun extras including drink pairings to go with this project.

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To build the bar:

1. Frame and sheath the front and sides
• Attach framing to plywood
• Attach lauan

2. Attach the trim
• Mark corner overhang
• Secure stiles and rails
• Attach molding


3. Secure the shelving supports
• Screw supports to the back of the bar walls


4. Assemble the front and sides

5. Install the shelves


6. Finish attaching the face molding
• Attach corner stiles



6. Cut and install the bar top and molding
• Dry fit bar rail
• Miter bar rail
• Attach bar top

7. Attach the foot rail
• Attach foot rail brackets

 
 

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