This step by step diy woodworking project is about wooden bar table plans. I have designed this bar table with a square tabletop, so you can add character to your backyard patio. This table and a few of my stools would make for a wonderful decor for a pergola, a pavilion or even a deck. This bar table is easy to build and it comes with two shelves that are useful if you want to store a few things or create a beautiful decor.
There are so many designs and materials to choose from, that we really recommend you to spend some time researching the most suitable plans for your needs. If you still haven’t found what you are looking for, we strongly recommend you to pay attention to these instructions and to check out the related projects, if you want to get more ideas and potential projects for your home and garden. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
Projects made from these plans
Wooden Bar Table Plans
Cut & Shopping Lists
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 39 1/4″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 14 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 14 1/4″ long SHELF FRAME
- C – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 17 1/4″ long SHELF
- D – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 25″ long, 2 pieces – 11 1/2″ long FRAME
- E – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – ” long, 7 pieces – 18″ long TABLETOP
- 5 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 6′
- wood filler , wood glue, stain/paint
- 1 5/8″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws, 1 1/4″ screws
How to build a bar table
The first step of the project is to build the frame for the tabletop. Cut the components from 2×2 lumber at the dimensions shown in the diagram. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 11 1/2″ long components and insert 2 1/2″ pocket screws into the perpendicular components. Make sure the corners are square and align the edges flush.
Fit the 2×2 legs to the frame. Drill pilot holes through the legs and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the frame. Check if the corners are square and plumb the legs vertically.
Build the frames for the shelves. Cut the components at the right dimensions and drill pocket holes at both ends. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the components together tightly.
Fit the frames to the bar table and lock them into place with 2 1/2″ screws. Align the edges and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the 1×4 slats to the shelf frames. Align the edges and secure them into place with 2″ nails. Fit a nail between the slats to space them evenly.
Build the tabletop for the bar table from 1×4 lumber. Cut the slats from 1×4 lumber, as shown in the plans. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 18″ long slats. Fit a 3/32″ piece of wood, to create even gaps. Align the edges flush and add glue to the joints. Insert 1 1/4″ pocket screws to lock the slats together tightly and add glue to the joints.
Lay the tabletop on a level surface and center the frame of the table. Drill pilot holes through the table frame and insert 2″ screws to secure it to tabletop.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper. In order to protect the lumber from water damage, I recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wood chair in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few hours. This bar table features two storage shelves, which you can remove if you aim for a neat design.
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