To honor the changing of the year tonight, I thought a new plan for a fancy new bar setup would be a lovely way to celebrate with you guys on this lovely New Year’s Eve.
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 4’x8’
- 2 – 1×2 at 8’
- 1 – 7/8” diameter dowel at 8’
- 2 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4”x40”– Top and Bottom Shelves
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 11-3/4”x39”– Bar Side
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 10-1/4”x39-1/4” – Second Shelf
- 2 – 1×2 at 39-1/4” – Second Shelf Front and Back
- 1 – 1” diameter dowel at 14-1/4” – Right Side Top Dowel
- 1 – 1” diameter dowel at 24-3/4” – Right Side Bottom Dowel
- 1 – 3/4” plywood at 10-1/4”x19-1/2” – Third Shelf
- 2 – 1×2 at 19-1/2” – Third Shelf Front and Back
- 1 – 1” diameter dowel at 14-1/4” – Left Side Top Dowel
- 1 – 1” diameter dowel at 10-1/2” – Left Side Bottom Dowel
- 4 – 3/4” plywood at 3/4”x11-3/4” – Spacers
- 2 – 3/4” plywood at 2-1/2”x11-3/4” – End Slides
- 2 – 3/4” plywood at 3-3/4”x11-3/4” – Inside Slides
Before beginning to build, always check in on my site to make sure you have the most up to date set of plans, I occasionally update and change the plans to make the building process easier or to allow for less expensive purchasing of materials! Read through the entire set of instructions and all comments before beginning this project. If you print out or save plans, be sure to check in on my site to be sure you have the most up to date set of plans, as I occasionally update things for ease of building or buying. If you are new to building, read through the GETTING STARTED section and other articles found under the BUILD tab in the menu on my site, it has valuable information about how to get started, tools and techniques. If you are unfamiliar with the finishing process, visit my Finishing school for some tips and tricks for painting like a pro and for special finishing practices. Use glue to secure your joints and Consider Painting or Staining individual sections prior to assembling. This makes the paint application virtually flawless. Coat with a spray on Poly or Wipe on Poly to protect your finish and your piece and it will last for ages. Adhere to all safety standards and guidelines, and be sure you follow safety protocol throughout your build. If you are unsure about whether you are building safely, run a quick online search for the tool or technique you are using, or contact me via email or post to the forum before you move ahead. My contact info can be found in the menu of my site.
Cut the pieces for the Top and Bottom Shelves and Bar Side. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4” material and drill pocket holes in each end of the Bar Side. Drill a 1” diameter hole 2-1/2” from each end, centered, on the Top and Bottom Shelves. Assemble as shown with the 1” drilled holes facing the inside and with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws.
Cut the pieces for the Third Shelf and Third Shelf Front and Back. Set the Kreg jig for 3/4” material and drill pocket holes in one bottom end of the Third Shelf. Drill a 1” diameter hole 2-1/2” from the opposite end of the pocket holes, on the both the top side and bottom side, centered. Attach the Third Shelf Front and Back to the Third Shelf as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails. Position the Left Side Top Dowel and Left Side Bottom Dowel with glue and attach the Third Shelf (with Front and Back pieces) to Bar Side as shown with glue and 1-1/4” pocket screws. Note: you can paint the dowels with metallic paint before assembly to make them look like metal rods.
Cut the pieces for the Spacers. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Cut the pieces for the Slides. The End Slides will be located flush with the end Spacers and the Inside Slides will be centered on the Spacers. Assemble as shown with glue and 1-1/4” brad nails.
Fill any Screw, Nail or Pocket Holes, Sand and Finish as Desired. For Finishing Tips and Tricks visit my Finishing School