How to Build a Bar for Your Living Room - Cheap & Easy

Six pieces of plywood, six legs, screws & L-brackets, that's all you need. Easy to assemble, great looking in your living room!

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How to Build a Bar for Your Living Room - Cheap & Easy
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This was my first self-designed piece of furniture, it was a part of our living room in different apartments for more than 5 years.

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This is what it can look like in the end.

This is what it can look like in the end.

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The basic structure of the bar is easy: a large (purple) and a small (green) piece of plywood form an L-shape. A tabletop (yellow) is on top, table legs (orange) add stability in the back of the bar.

The basic structure of the bar is easy: a large (purple) and a small (green) piece of plywood form an L-shape. A tabletop (yellow) is on top, table legs (orange) add stability in the back of the bar.

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You can build a bar like this in any size you want, wider, shorter, higher. Whatever fits in your apartment.

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First of all: Material needed. Lots of veneered plywood & some table legs

First of all: Material needed. Lots of veneered plywood & some table legs

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We got the plywood directly from the hardware store. They cut it for you to the dimensions you need!

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You'll need lots of screws & L-brackets.

You'll need lots of screws & L-brackets.

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Assemble the plywood...

Assemble the plywood...

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...add the table legs...

...add the table legs...

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...and you'll end up with a base like this.

...and you'll end up with a base like this.

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From the back it'll look like this.

From the back it'll look like this.

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Build two of these, put one on top of the other and attach it to the bottom section using L-brackets.

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In the end you'll have a nice bar...

In the end you'll have a nice bar...

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...with a lot of space for glasses and bottles behind it.

...with a lot of space for glasses and bottles behind it.

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We used bottle holders from IKEA ...

We used bottle holders from IKEA ...

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... and glass holders from IKEA as well.

... and glass holders from IKEA as well.

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Cost: 3€ per table leg + 35€ for plywood + 10€ for screws & L-brackets + 12€ for interior. Total: 75€

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