The thin classy industrial reclaimed wood bar concept started with two things. A really nice solid pallet, all made of 2 x 4 lumber with some wonderful aging on it. And secondly, my idea that having a bar would be awesome, but not having a lot of room. Iknow there are a lot of bar carts and vertical bars. All very cool. I’ve made some. But here I was thinking about something that could slide against the wall or behind a sofa and still function fully as a bar. All without taking up much room.
So I started with the width of two boards. They are pretty flat and would only need a tiny bit of repair as I went along. The slight gap were the boards curved as they met and a few minor checks on the ends of the boards. The was my bar top.
The two uprights needed to be solid to hold things together. I found some good stright wood for that, but also dug up some corroded and distressed metal studs to wrap them with. It was looking more like I tore it out of a warehouse by the minute. Or it’s pieces were. Now I needed to figure out how it became a bar.
A cross piece was needed, so I used another board from the pallet. Yes, it does have a bit of a bow to it. I like it that way. Put six wine bottle holes into the piece too. So you can drop your spare wine or well sealed bottles of booze done there. Upside down of course. It’s better for the corks. And I’ll start a rumor here: It’s better to seal the air out of you hard liqueur bottles so it doesn’t go bad.
If you have wine, you need a place to keep the wine glasses. For that, I give you the Wolverine claws! Perfect to place your glasses on in a very classy way. OK, so they are 12 inch galvanized nails spaced just so. It’s magic anyway. And will hold any stemware you have.
It all went together pretty well. Glue, dowels a few screws. sweat and muscles for the sanding. A nice satin poly finish. And some colored epoxy to fill the cracks. Now and awesome bar for you.
Now for some finishing details. You can also just buy it over here.