Image by Maura Houston via Youtube
Enjoy the warmer weather by having drinks in your backyard or garden! This outdoor patio bar DIY is an amazing build by Maura Houston on Youtube. It’s more convenient to have this set up as you can use it to prepare your drinks and food instead of doing it inside your house. Watch the video below for full instructions.
Get the 4 pieces of 4 x 4 – these are for the corners. Mark 34 inches off the ground from each piece for the countertop. After that, mark 1 inch from the ground.
Drill 2.5″ exterior pocket holes on 4 pieces of 2 x 4s that are 20″ long. Attach them to the 4 x 4s below the top line and above the bottom line. 2 pieces of 2 x 4s for the first side then the remaining 2 for the other.
Connect the two sides with 4 pieces of 2 x 4s that are 5′ long on top and bottom using pocket hole screws.
Add 3 pieces of 2 x 4s that are 20″ long horizontal on the top that is equally spaced for the supports, then another 3 on the bottom but in vertical position.
Paint the frame black and let it dry completely.
Add the pieces of 2 x 6s redwood that are 5’3″ long for the countertop, then the 3 pieces of redwood fence boards for the shelf on the bottom.
Spray paint the remaining 2 x 4 that is 5′ long and attach it to two corners for the rail.
Place the 6’8″ redwood on the long side of the rail along with the 5’9″ (cut to fit), then each of the two pieces of 2’6″ redwood and two pieces of 24.5″ (cut to fit)on the sides for the countertop. Connect them with pocket hole screws and glue.
Use the 14 pieces of redwood fence boards to cover the front and sides of the bar.
Make the brackets from the 7 pieces of 2 x 4s that are 12″ long.