Old Desk... Home Bar!

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Watch how I turn a non functional old desk into a nice home bar using a pallet to add a classic wood look.
Time: 4 WeeksCost: $50Difficulty: Medium
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It all started out just as an old, worn desk, but wont be, not for long!
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The first thing I did was I took it apart. Now I can think about how the bar will look. Next step, the pallets!
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I went ahead and I disassembled the pallets.
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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.
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Then, using the pallet wood, I built a frame to have a straight front.
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Then I screwed the thin wood tables to the desk.
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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.
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I started to add color to the wood using wood stain.
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It is looking good...
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I added decoration, getting there!
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I then applied varnish for the final touch and protection.
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And there you have it! A beautiful new bar! All it took was an old desk and some pallet wood!

Suggested materials for this project:

  • Recycled wood, pallets, screws, old desk