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  • Shutesbury, MA

Old Desk... Home Bar!

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4 Weeks

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

Have a question about this project?

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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