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.
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!
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