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DIY Mobile Outdoor Bar

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Fall is finally here! Which means it's the perfect time for sitting around outdoor fire pits and sipping on some beverages with friends.
Which is why I wanted to wrap this project up ASAP. I thought it would be a great housewarming gift for my brother and his family. They love entertaining. My bro specifically loves playing bartender and coming up with new drinks for us to try. And they LOVE being outside on their new deck. So I designed this Mobile Outdoor Bar Cart with a top that folds down for easier storage.
I started with a frame, creating two of them for the top and base of the bar. I wanted it to be sturdy since it would be on wheels and have some weight to it. I cut the boards down to size for the slats on the sides. For even spacing I used scrap 1x4s.
I put in the boards to support the shelves. I added the cleats. And finally added the shelf boards.
Using 1x4 cedar boards I turned one on it's side to create a backsplash and then cut the other boards to size.
I attached shelf supports to a scrap piece of wood that hinges in and out. I built the top part separately and then attached to hinges on either end of the bar. Swing the supports out and the bar top pops up!
To really polish the piece off I added trim around all the edges of the bar tops.
I used teak oil on the top {food safe} and for the other areas used a cedar stain.
And finally the mobile outdoor bar cart with a fold down top was completed. Check out the blog for more instructions and pictures.

Materials I used for this project:

  • Wood
  • Casters

To see more: http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2016/10/diy-mobile-outdoor-bar.html

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