Asked on Mar 25, 2013

We drink a lot and need help making this cabinet into a bar, any ideas?

B BridgettLoriAnn ReneeKMS Woodworks


The cabinet has 2 shelves on the inside and 2 drawers on the bottom. I want to paint it, but I also want to do something with the cabinet part so I can store wine glasses, shakers and other bar must-have's. I was thinking maybe taking off the doors or re-facing them. I also thought about hanging shelves above it. But I can't decide what would look best and I keep second guessing myself. Too many ideas to decide...HELP!
7 answers
  • Jeanine Wester
    on Mar 25, 2013

    Could you add some DIY wine racks to the sides and then extend wood over them for extra counter space? I know that's a lot of work but it would look pretty cool, especially with that dark color. It's just not a lot of room for mixing drinks as it is, maybe you need more space? Even if the wine storage wasn't attached you could just push them up next to the cabinet.

  • Jeanine Wester
    on Mar 25, 2013

    OR just attach another piece of sturdy wood to the top to make a wider counter. On the overhang parts you could make slots to hold wine glass, martini glass, etc.

  • Mainville Remodeling
    on Mar 25, 2013

    Taking off the doors might be a good option. You can create a nice serving cabinet by doing that and possibly building in a wine rack inside the cabinet by taking the shelving out above the drawers. The wine rack doesn't need to go all the way to the top of the inside of the cabinet, unless you have a lot of bottles to fill it. (It looks like you may have to) The other option would be to just hang a wine rack over the top of the cabinet. This would take up more space but it might do the trick. You should use a paintable wood. Poplar is always a good option, or even a high grade pine if you want to limit costs. Hope this helps.

    q we drink a lot and need help making this cabinet into a bar any ideas, diy, kitchen cabinets, This is a hand made wine rack in a climate controlled basement This is well beyond the scope of what you need But if you notice to the bottom far left a simple design that can fit inside of your cabinet
  • Mainville Remodeling
    on Mar 25, 2013

    You could then use the comments posted by Jeanine Wester and place a wider counter-top on the cabinet and create slots to hold wine glasses upside down. Either way, you will have to build something custom or buy something new.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 25, 2013

    Adding a shelf above would give you some more options. I have built three shelves using these dragonfly brackets

  • LoriAnn Renee
    on Dec 24, 2015

    Join your local AA.

  • B Bridgett
    on Dec 29, 2015

    HAHA.... As a Conselor I am concerned with your first four words. LoL....but yes I agree taking the doors off unless you need to lock up all your alcohol from children in the home.

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