It’s lovely to be able to entertain friends and have a nice drink at home, but when your bar situation consists of a mini fridge and some disposable cups, well you probably won’t be having your friends round for many more visits!
To make entertaining this summer that little more glamorous, creative duo, The Design Twins have teamed up with Woodford Reserve to show how simple and easy it is to create a stylish home bar with an essential drinks offering. All you need is a few hours, DIY enthusiasm and some timber pallets.
Tools required: Drill, saw, hammer, clamps, tape measure, sander, jigsaw and 60mm screws
Materials required: Timber pallets, structural pine (4 x pieces high, 4 x pieces long, 4 x pieces wide), marine ply and washed sand.
Step 1: Use the hammer to remove the palings of wood from the pallets
Step 2: Remove the nails from the wood using the hammer
Step 3: Sand down one side of the palings
Step 4: Build a rectangular box frame using the structural pine and simply screw together
Step 5: Fix the palings to the box frame of the bar, from one side to the other with the sanded side facing out.
Step 6: To make the top of the bar, ensure there is a 200mm overhang over the front and sides of the bar. Once in place it can be screwed in and puttied over. Apply two thin coats of concrete by hand. Mix water with washed sand in a 3:1 ratio. Add water until you have a yoghurt like consistency. Allow two hours drying time in between each layer.