Old Desk... Home Bar!

1 Material
$50
4 Weeks
Medium

Watch how I turn a non functional old desk into a nice home bar using a pallet to add a classic wood look.
It all started out just as an old, worn desk, but wont be, not for long!
The first thing I did was I took it apart. Now I can think about how the bar will look. Next step, the pallets!
I went ahead and I disassembled the pallets.
Then I turned the desk into the position I need it, in this case the bottom of the desk was going to be the base of the bar.
Then, using the pallet wood, I built a frame to have a straight front.
Then I screwed the thin wood tables to the desk.
I then screwed the thick wood tables as frames. Made the counter top using thinner wood and with the same size wood created the frame around it. Prior stain.
I started to add color to the wood using wood stain.
It is looking good...
I added decoration, getting there!
I then applied varnish for the final touch and protection.
And there you have it! A beautiful new bar! All it took was an old desk and some pallet wood!

Suggested materials:

  • Recycled wood, pallets, screws, old desk

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1 question
  • Liz
    on Aug 2, 2017

    Do you have room for a mini refrigerator under the bar?
    • Carlos
      on Aug 3, 2017

      Yes, next to the right side, I will add the refrigerator soon and I'll post the picture for your reference.

      Thank you

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