The Perfect DIY Beverage Center For Any Deck!

This past spring, CIL challenged me to come up with a fun, cottagey, project to share with all the cottagers at the upcoming Spring Cottage Life Show in Mississauga April 1-3, and to help them spread the good word about their line up of Woodcare products (CIL Woodcare Distinction™, Fine Wood Finish and Canadian Wood Oil) exclusively available at The Home Depot that are perfect for all kinds of different outdoor projects where we want lasting beauty and protection. What’s more cottagey than relaxing and enjoying a few festive beverages out on the deck with friends and family?
I’m really proud of how well this project turned out. It’s both impressive-looking and... super-functional -- of course!
We started out by putting together a basic frame with four roof-support legs and some two-by-fours.
Next, we had to create our counter top out of barn wood, as well as the lower shelf, which is made from new pine. [We’ve created a few different counter tops this way around the house and they always turn out beautifully. Check out our DIY faux butcher block laundry room counter!]
We also cut out a hole in the center of the counter to hold a galvanized trough that we’re using for ice.
It’s completely removable so it can be carried into the kitchen easily to refresh the ice supply and then be popped right back in!
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