Building home bar.....any plans or advise?

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  1. JoelC

    JoelC Stunt Coordinator

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    What should I use for countertop etc. Would like to go to Home Depot this weekend. Thanks.
     
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    I used oak hardwood flooring I had left over from re-doing the floors in my house.
     
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    A friend of mine finished building one and used a fire retardent material / finish (so he could light drinks on the bar). Make sure the top is sealed, bare wood will soak up moisture (marine varnish is an option).

    Also include:
    - paper towel dispenser
    - location for clean glasses
    - location for dirty glasses
    - Room or a display for liquor bottles (if it's not a beer only bar).
    - a large bin for ice
    - a source for water (clean the drink mixers, etc.)
     
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    wait until you are done before mixing the drinks unless you want it to look like homer's spice rack[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    You need:

    A double-well metal sink with integrated drain board.

    Task lighting for said sink.

    An icemaker and an ice crusher.

    A mini fridge.

    At least 4 electrical outlets with built-in breakers.

    A mini freezer.

    Racks for glasses.

    A disposal for the sink.

    A removable plastic cutting board.

    Hangers and drawers for utensils.

    And, finally, be sure it's not so low it's uncomfortable to work at. The standard 27" is too low for most people. Build it to your height.
     

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