Bar Cabinet

This bar cabinet is a great addition to any wine lover’s home. The decorative sheet metal inserts in the door add a great contrast to the distressed chunky wood top. Inside this cabinet you’ll be able to house all your wine glasses, tumblers, 6 wine bottles, and a drawer to hold your bottle openers and accessories. The lower open shelf can store a variety of other things and can you believe this was built for under $150!

This has been a long time coming but is our first of many builds to come from our reader project idea submissions. I get ideas for projects from readers on a daily basis but to be honest, while many are great, it’s hard to keep track of them and to prioritized based on what I think you all would want to see. That is why I created the Future Projects page. This is where you can go and submit your project ideas and vote on others for a chance to have project plans created from your idea. If you haven’t checked it out yet, you should! For sneak peeks of our upcoming projects be sure to follow me on Facebook and Instagram. Also, follow me on Pinterest to get tons of projects plans from all around the web!


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How to build a Bar Cabinet

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DIY Bar Cabinet Plans - Step 1

For tips on how I distressed this top check out my post on 5 [natural looking] techniques to distress wood.

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Questions? Comments?

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • Gary Beckley

    Love this one! I have built many of your projects (beginning with your farmhouse table) and they all rock. Moreover I admire your guts to leave your steady job and make this your full time…awesome inspiration.

  • Ubaldo

    Jason, what color of stain did you use? looks great!!!

    • I believe it was dark walnut from Varathane.

      • Stephen

        It is Kona. I saw that while watching the video. Very close to Dark Walnut just a little darker.

      • Aaron Kleinmeyer

        What type of lacquer did you use on the top? I see it in the video but can’t make out what type it is. Did you use it on the whole thing? Thanks for such a great website!

  • Stephen

    Jamison, Nice looking cabinet. This will be my second time to build from your plans. Thanks for all the hard work putting this together. I know how much time this takes. Hopefully the beni’s are making it worthwhile. One note: Update step 1 to list 2×10 instead of 2×12.

  • Tom Van Impe

    Hey, beauty cabinet here, can’t wait to make it. Thanks for putting these plans together! I have been making more and more pieces from yours and other DIY sites, but have yet to buy a table saw…Is getting one a good idea for this piece? I’m sure the money I spend on one I’ll save the more and more I build my own furniture…