The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > DIY Projects > Building a Wet Bar

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-17-2007, 05:39 PM   #1
Lepoc2635
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Drexel Hill, PA
Posts: 27
Default Building a Wet Bar

Has anyone come across plans for building a bar in their home? I'd love to be able to dispense my own beer at my own bar. I've seen a ton of sites that offer to sell plans, but from what I've seen people do on this site, I'd be a moron to pay for plans.

By the way, I just came across John Beere's walkin cooler, and I must say, "Bravo, sir!"

Also, in case you weren't aware... I'd like to say that it's really great of you guys to take the time to document these projects. Most of us (or some of us) aren't exactly Bob Vila and wouldn't be able to do some of this without everyone's help.

__________________

Sláinte

Lepoc2635 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-17-2007, 08:57 PM   #2
KwaiLo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cambridge, ON
Posts: 62
Default

I searched for days trying to find plans, and finally decided to do my own.

I am at work, and only have the 3D files, not pics of the (very unfinished) bar itself, but it should show what I am doing.

http://s57.photobucket.com/albums/g2...urrent=bar.jpg

It is built in 2x6, with tongue and groove for trim. The two large blocks are the fridges. I have some pics of the work so far at home, which I will post later.

__________________
KwaiLo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2007, 03:10 AM   #3
Monster Mash
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Castaic, CA
Posts: 1,322
Liked 85 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 12

Default

The thing about bars is they are usually buikt to fit a certain area so even if you found plans they would probably need to be modified.

It took me a while to figure out the layout that would fit best in this area and when I drew up the bar I didn't even have the room built yet. I don't have plans because I draw on paper and my drawings are long gone.



__________________
My 1BBL Brewery Pics
Monster Mash is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2007, 03:34 AM   #4
RadicalEd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 761
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Niiiiiice.

__________________
RadicalEd is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2007, 03:40 AM   #5
Dude
Will work for beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Dude's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Knob Noster, Missouri
Posts: 8,843
Liked 35 Times on 26 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

I bought plans from www.barplan.com , although I had to modify the plans to get it to work in my situation. Mine isn't a wet bar right now but I could pretty easily make it one. I built in a spot for a sink but I haven't pulled the trigger yet, and probably won't in this one.

I have plans in my mind for version 2 of the bar for when we move and buy the next house.

BTW, I think a membership at barplan.com is like 20 bucks for lifetime access to the plans. They have about 6 different plans and also plans for other cool stuff you can build. Worth it for me.

__________________
On Tap: Lake Walk Pale Ale -- Eternity (Raspberry Stout) -- Nutrocker -- Donnybrook Dark
Primary: Lake Walk Pale Ale
Secondary: Summit IPA
Up Next: Smoked Porter -- Pub Ale -- Watermelon Wheat
Planning:
Gone But Not Forgotten:

www.IronOrrBrewery.com
Dude is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-18-2007, 05:57 PM   #6
Lepoc2635
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Drexel Hill, PA
Posts: 27
Default

Thanks for the info. Monster Mash, that setup is sweet!

__________________

Sláinte

Lepoc2635 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-19-2007, 04:04 AM   #7
MadWeezel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Clive, Ia
Posts: 113
Default

I have to agree with monster, the best home bars i've seen are ones that are built to the area they are in.

You may take a look at this link for sometips.

__________________
MadWeezel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2007, 01:51 AM   #8
ModlrMike
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 100
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

I've been thinking lately that ordinary kitchen lower cupboards could serve as the basic framework. They could then be skinned with thin sections of the plywood of your choice. You would have an almost infinite selection of door/drawer units to work from. Construct a 2x4 frame on the back edge, and then mount the bar top. Add some angle brackets for support, and make or buy a counter for the work area, and the bar is done. Probably neither as cost effective or as satisfying as building one from scratch, but I think it would work.

__________________

On Tap: Cooper's European Lager
On Tap: Smoked Porter
Carboy 1: Don't Kill Kenny Irish Red
Carboy 2: empty
Carboy 3: empty
Aging: Welch's White - 1 gal
Aging: Cranberry/black cherry - 1 gal
Aging: JOAM - 1 gal

ModlrMike is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2007, 06:31 PM   #9
marosell
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 63
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

it would be really nice if there were some CAD plans posted somewhere

__________________

Up Next: Dunno
Primary: Hazelnut Brown Ale, Black Lager
Bottled: Mexican Cerveza, Nut Brown Ale, Pilsner, Apfelwein, Summer Ale

marosell is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-27-2007, 10:03 PM   #10
MadWeezel
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Clive, Ia
Posts: 113
Default

Post a google scetchup of the area you want to fit the bar into, and i'll draw up a bar for you..

__________________
MadWeezel is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Help Building a CD BleedsDogFish General Chit Chat 1 12-12-2008 09:46 PM
Building a Bar bconsidi Equipment/Sanitation 2 09-03-2008 05:19 AM
building AG Set-up??? Getnit All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 13 12-15-2007 03:04 PM
Building my first MLT Turkeyfoot Jr. Equipment/Sanitation 8 07-17-2007 06:05 PM
Building an FAQ Cheesefood HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 6 10-14-2005 05:05 AM