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Old 05-13-2012, 10:43 PM   #1
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A few months back I bought a 3-tap kegerator and ever since have been dreaming of building a bar to surround it. The space I plan on building it was previously occupied by a gigantic dining room table that we never used, thus that entire space was being wasted. I ended up convincing the wife to let me sell the table and start working on the bar (she's the best!).

After doing some research on what I'd need to build the bar and what plans I'd use, I ended up paying for a subscription to www.barplan.com. For $20 you get access to the site and all it's plans, members forum, and builder's gallery. Definitely worth the investment!

The only power tools I have are a drill, screwdriver, and dremel. I was able to borrow a miter saw from my neighbor, and I ended up breaking down and buying a Ryobi 10" table saw (for future projects).

I hope this projects inspires other people like me (who have no carpentry experience) that would like to have the pride of building and owning their own bar.

So without further adieu I'll get to some pictures...

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Here's the kegerator.
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Bring it on! I love build threads.

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And here's the plan for the bar. This bar is called the "kegger bar" and is designed for the builder to install a "keg box", basically a refrigerator to house the keg with the tower coming out of the top and onto the bar top. Since I already have a kegerator, I scrapped the keg box idea and decided I would use that space for either a shelf for bottles, trash can, etc. and possibly a rack for stemware. I also have a mini-fridge that I use to hold bottles that will go into the bar.
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And it begins! This is the base.
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Here's the side/top supports.
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Nice looking floor anyway!

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I wanted to get an idea of where to put the kegerator and the height it would be at in relation to the work table and the bar top.
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Nice looking floor anyway!
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The work surface will sit flush with (or close to) the kegerator top. The kegerator is currently on 3" casters but I will remove those and put the feet on it once the bar's ready to use.
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