DIY Patio Bar Design – a stylish indoor/outdoor bar for all your entertainment needs.
This DIY plan is very straightforward to make. The bar itself is made with 2x4, 1x4, and 1x10 inch lumber profiles for a sturdy structure and a quick build. In addition, we’ve incorporated plenty of shelf space for a well-stocked bar or outdoor kitchen.
And of course, the choice of wood, materials, and hardware is up to you – which is one of the joys of any DIY project. So whether you go with rustic cedar, modern pine, or sturdy oak - this design can accentuate a wide variety of home environments.
Ideal for: patios, porches, grilling, BBQ’s, parties, indoor/outdoor use, and more.
Ready to build your own? Great! Just check out the DIY build guide and diagrams below to get started.
A note before starting -
Please understand - the below diagrams are genuinely and carefully designed to help you navigate the build process. However, we don’t include specific recommendations for which tools, hardware, or products to use. These truly are “DIY” designs.
As such – a significant portion of the build-process will be up to you, the builder. So please know, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to assemble any of our designs! If you need to depart from the instructions, or rearrange things along the way, feel free to.
The only thing we ask: please be safe! And of course, there’s no shame in asking an expert for help or seeking guidance from your local professionals at any time.
And please: enjoy the process!
Every good bar needs a good structure. So, let’s start there.
To start, use the above diagram to determine the materials you’ll need for this step.
Next, you’ll probably want to assemble the structure by framing both ends individually, and then connecting them.
You can do this by framing each end on the floor. This makes it easy to measure and mark your lumber for appropriate spacing, and it also helps with getting everything connected at right angles.
Once you have both square ends framed, you can stand these up and connect them using your 50” 2x2 lumber.
Now, you’ll want to install your shelving and your bar top.
First, install the shelving to help cross brace your frame.
Then, measure and mark the undersides of your bar top to ensure accurate placement on the frame before installation.
Finally, install your bar top.
The last step: install your paneling.
For this step, you’ll want to measure and mark for spacing in order to ensure your paneling doesn’t overlap the edges.
Then, go ahead and attach your paneling, one 1x4” piece at a time.
And that’s it! You’re all done.
Congratulations on your new build.