Raising the Bar for Gin-o’-clock
This DIY bar project is just what you need when it’s gin-o’-clock.
What you need for your DIY Bar:
Pine in the following dimensions:
- 2 x 1100mm x 90mm x 40mm
- 2 x 370mm x 90mm x 40mm
- 2 x 215mm x 90mm x 40mm
40 full-thread cut screws (4mm x 50mm)
5 x 250mm x 250mm coping pavers
Woodoc exterior polywax sealer
1 x 500ml set of Sikadur-AP All-purpose Apoxy Adhesive
Paintbrush, cordless drill and screwdriver bit, belt sander, putty knife
How you do it:
- Sand the pallets and the other timber. Lay the two pallets on a work surface. Screw one 1100mm x 90mm x 40mm plank to the bottom of each pallet, flush with the bottom and parallel to the existing slats.
- Line the pallets up against each other, slats facing out and the 1100mm planks at the bottom. Join the two pallets together using the two 215mm x 90mm x 40mm planks, flush with the top of the pallets.
- Join the bottom of the two pallets using the two 370mm x 90mm x 40mm planks, which will protrude 75mm on each side.
- Mix the epoxy as per the instructions and apply generously to the top of the pallet construction, on one paver-sized area at a time.
- Carefully position the first paver on the pallet so that it overhangs the pallet structure symmetrically. (Do a dry run of this to see exactly how much to overhang the pavers.) Repeat with the other pavers.
- Seal the wooden structure with an exterior wood sealer. Seal the pavers with a sealant such as Novabrik. Now enjoy your bar!