DIY Tiki Pallet & Reclaimed Wood Bar

by Martin
4 Materials
2 Days

My daughters wanted a cocktail party, and rather than look to Amazon to buy a Tiki Bar - I looked to Pinterest for ideas. 4 Pallets, some reclaimed wood and an old garden table were all put to good use. The whole process from start to finish took a weekend. The trickiest part was attaching the roof, and I suppose it wasn't an essential part, but I think aesthetically it looks better with than without. The uprights are old stair spindles found under our staircase and the roof itself is the old garden table top, sanded and varnished. I'm an Artist and Art teacher so I really enjoyed adding a bit of my artwork into the design, and the Bar sign and little cupboard inside the bar gave me an opportunity to give it a splash of colour. The most expensive part of the build was the varnish and weatherproof paint (It is the UK, so protecting it from the elements is essential!) - I ordered a little bell for last orders and a nice solar light to illuminate the entrance at the back, but everything else was something I either found or already had to hand. The total I spent was approx £80 - much better than the £300 plus needed to buy one from the internet! Hope you like! Thanks for looking - Martin.

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  • Wendy Wendy on May 09, 2018

    This is so super fun! Enjoy it :)

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  • William William on May 09, 2018

    This is amazing! looks great! Love the bar sign.

    • Martin Martin on May 10, 2018

      Thanks William! - Yes, as I'm an artist and art teacher the bar sign was probably the most enjoyable part of the process for me.