How to Make a Patio Party Bar - DIY

Pete Sveen
by Pete Sveen
7 Materials
10 Hours
Make a Bar for your patio and enhance your time outdoors this summer!
Start by constructing the base. This is done with 2×4 boards and fence pickets. Notice that the wood used for this project is cedar, but to bring costs down other woods wood work as well.
Next step is to attach fence pickets around the outside of the bar.

Continue by drilling in the boards around the whole circumference.
Next, I made the top and attached it.
After adding the concrete top and lighting bring it out to your patio or deck for a fun sunny summer afternoon or evening :)
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  • John p johnson John p johnson on Mar 29, 2019

    Did you use acrylic blocks in the countertop to allow the lighting or is it something else? It looks amazing!

  • Delfin Marte Delfin Marte on May 02, 2019

    Pete how much? Ill pay

  • Patti Patti on May 19, 2019

    It's really very nicely done. I wish you had given more in depth instructions though. I also have several questions, like how you made the bar top. More thourough instruction would have been helpful. I also noticed you did a bit of work under the bar top, a way to hang wine glasses, shelf for other glass ware. Great project but you left me hanging in between the steps, more info. Could have helped. Do you have a video of your work step by step?

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  • PAM PAM on Mar 29, 2019

    This is AMAZING!!!!

  • Joanie Joanie on Mar 30, 2019

    I've had my day in the sun of bars, lights and alcohol......Enjoy your BEAUTIFUL bar.......YOU did a wonderful looks like a real expensive treat for someone out there. Maybe sell it or make another? It is inspiring.