Why Not Build Your Own Bar?
If you’re decent with tools and a DIY(do-it-yourself) guy or if you want to save some money, you can always build your own bar.
It that’s the case, there are plenty of ways to go about it. So let’s dig in to some of the resources available.
Of course their is always YouTube where there are plenty of people sharing their skills and tips for building or working on anything, not just bars. It takes a little looking around to find exactly what you want but it’s a great resource to get ideas and to show you what you’re in for. Here’s a good example.
Easy Home Bar Plans and Designs
Another way to go and probably the best, is to get your hands on some decent plans. Sure, you can just browse images on Google and decipher it yourself or, for a reasonable price, get access to over a dozen plans from BarPlans.com.
Not only clear, straight-forward, step by step instructions but comes with a materials list and estimated costs so you’re not over or under buying materials.
Heck, after you’re done with yours, you could actually start a bar building business with all the information you get. You know, something like “Junior’s Bar Builders”. Kind of catchy eh? Seriously, they are definitely worth checking out.
Home Bar Kits
If you don’t have a lot of tools but still want to build your own bar, you might consider buying a Home Bar Kit. There’s couple places where you can look into ordering a kit that makes it much easier to build a bar then from scratch. Here a couple we know of.
John’s Bars offers a selection of pre-designed bars or customized to your liking. You can check them out here: JohnsBars.com
Home Bar Kits is similar to John’s in that they offer pre-designed and customization options. You can check them out here: HomeBarKits.com
Basic Plans for Free
If you’re just looking for the basics of building and are good at improvising then maybe there’s no reason to buy a plan or kit. Here’s some places for getting some decent information for free without signing up or wading through a million ads.
Home Wet Bar has a great blog post that is pretty detailed with pictures and everything. You can check it out here: Home Wet Bar’s DIY Bar Plans
This Old House has a great instructional piece on a nice bar that has a video and gives you all the essential information you need. Check it out here: This Old House
Instructables Workshop has a post on building a nice basic bar that takes your through all the steps. You can check it out here: Instructables Workshop
Building Strong also has a decent post on building a simple, yet sturdy bar. You can check it out here: Building a Durable Home Bar