Create your own electric bar by building a modular one inside a closet with stained wood crates and floating shelves!
To see the video where this DIY was featured, check out Breaking Beige: A Delicious Dining Room
- wood crates
- gel stain – in the color of your choice – I used an aged oak color
- sandpaper – medium grit
- paint brush
- wall hanging supplies depending on the wall surface your drilling into – we hung on drywall so we used: a drill, drill bit, drywall anchors and screws, hammer and screwdriver bit for drill
- a wood slab cut to fit in your closet as the bar top
- Lay down your drop cloth and sand your crates to remove any splinters or rough spots.
- Stain your crates by brushing on the stain and quickly wiping off the excess with a rag – brush with the grain of the wood – let dry.
- Plan your crate arrangement for your wall area and hang them using the appropriate hardware for the type of wall you’re drilling into, etc. We hung on drywall so we pre-drilled holes using a drill and drill bit the size of our drywall anchors, then we hammered in the drywall anchor, placed the crate over the anchors making sure we could drill through the wood slats and screwed our drywall screw through the wood and into the prepped hole and anchor in the wall. We used two screws per crate placed about 4 inches down from the top of the crate.
- Screw the wood that was cut to fit the bar top onto the top of the bar.
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