Pallet Bar DIY

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If you saw our screened in porch renovation, then you may have noticed we had an empty space near the door.  We obviously needed a bar!  So my husband, my mom and I put together this Pallet Bar DIY.  Thanks for the opportunity to share this fun project Wayfair!

Pallet Bar DIY- How to build your own pallet bar. 

Pallet Bar DIYPallet Bar DIYOk are you ready?  Here’s how we made this gorgeous and easy pallet bar: 

You’ll need:

  • 3 pallets 
  • 100 wood screws ( I always use the Tradefix wood screws, they always seem to work the best so it’s worth giving them a try!)
  • 1 cordless drill
  • 1 saw saw
  • 1 22.5×8 plywood
  • 1 72×17.25 plywood
  • 1 42×8 plywood
  • Wood stain of your choice- I did traditional cherry 
  • 3 sponge brushes for staining 
  • Towels you don’t mind throwing away after

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To make: 

  1. First, break down the 3 pallets by using a saw saw.  You’ll take the saw saw and split the pallet in two.
  2. You’ll build the front of the bar by screwing the 1×4 pallet boards to the 2×4 pallet boards.
  3. Next, screw the side boards to the extra 2x4s (this is for support). 
  4. Install them to the front of the bar, creating the sides.
  5. Create a base for the bar by screwing 2x4s horizontally between the vertical 2x4s (mentioned above).  
  6. Then, get your pieces of plywood cut to correct size.  You can get this done at any home improvement store. 
  7. Next, install additional 2x4s horizontally to the top of the bar to support the bar top. 
  8. Screw the bar top onto the bar. 
  9. Place the bar on several towels so you can stain it.
  10. Stain the bar!  It only needs one coat as pallet wood is very porous.  Make sure to swipe the stain on in either vertical or horizontal stripes (whichever you feel more comfortable with).  Let it dry for 24 hours and go back to touch up any spaces you may have missed.

Pallet Bar DIY


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  1. Looks great. Love the open, airy feel. Your house is going to be the cool new hangout spot on your block.

  2. I love this! That’s such a great idea and easy enough to do.

  3. AHHH I love this! This is the most perfect DIY project! I think the hubby and I need to do this.

  4. such a cool project! I need to re-purpose a pallet. they’re so useful!

  5. Beautiful! I love this DIY. I need to tinker more with pallets!

  6. This is such a cute idea! MY husband and I have made a couple pallet furniture pieces (an outdoor couch and a coffee table). I’m thinking I should totally convince him we need this 😉

  7. Such a cool idea! I’m going to show this to my husband, and tell him to get building!

  8. I love everything about this, the stain looks awesome. Since the pallet leaves a lot of open space you could string lights through the openings. Great color stain!

  9. I love the look of that! I’m already brainstorming where I’d have room for something like that :).

  10. I am a big fan of pallets so this is right up my alley! We don’t drink but I love the idea of something like this for serving food from when we’re entertaining outside! thanks for sharing!

  11. That looks great!! I love that. We are working on updating our backyard, so I will be passing this on to my husband.

  12. This is so cool! My husband would absolutely LOVE something like this in our new house!

  13. Oh my gosh — that is gorgeous! We just moved and this project would be a perfect addition to our back patio!

  14. This is so cool! I’m picturing mine finished in a whitewash or some chalk paint!

  15. This looks so awesome! There are so many creative people out there doing fun projects with pallets. I will need to take a look and see what fits our home the best. Great job!

  16. I love that!! It looks amazing! This would be perfect on our patio for BBQ’s with friends! 🙂

  17. Love the color stain you chose! What a fun project. I love all the cool things you can make with pallets.

  18. I love this! Such an awesome job!

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