While we were living in our apartment, we decided to add a bar top to our balcony railing. This way we could save space and have somewhere to sit when we wanted to BBQ and eat outside! It came out better than expected ! Here's how I made it-
Balcony Bar Top
First I started with wood I found on the side of our house- free materials! I then screwed the pieces together to form a counter with a lip.
Next, I sanded the whole thing down.
Then I stained it. I went with a light color to keep a more natural look. You can choose whatever fits your style.
Finally I added the clear coat top coat. I went with an outdoor polyurethane because I wanted it to last since it was going to be outside. Now it looks great and is weather proof!
I then handmade the brackets to hook the bar onto the railing. It can also easily be removed if need be.
And that was it! Perfect fit! We set up some bar stools and our space is ready for outdoor fun.
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Pam on Aug 25, 2021
Thinking a bit out of the box here .. like this idea, but here is another spin ...
I found these over the door metal hangers - https://www.amazon.com/Tebery-Premium-12-Inch-Wreath-Hanger
you could use the 'hook' part as a place that would help balance the board you use. Screw the back piece of wood or whatever you choose to use to the flat metal. Also might suggest looking into using a piece of Trex or some of the composite deck boards for the shelf, they are made to be outside.
If you chose to have your metal bracket made, look up welders in your area. Great idea Edzon Plascencia - thanks for posting ...