Refresh Your Party With a DIY Beverage Stand

Love the idea of an outdoor bar, but simply don’t have the room? This space-saving, refreshment-cooling beverage stand is just what your backyard needs.

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Get your patio ready for your next party with this clever DIY beverage station.

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A beverage stand can offer a front porch or backyard exactly what seems to be missing: a place to linger and chat all while your beverages stay cool. Complete this DIY project in just an afternoon, but reap the bountiful beverage benefits all season long.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Materials Needed

  • wood round
  • wood stain + cloth
  • outdoor sealant spray
  • large planter
  • hammer
  • nail punch
  • (2) flanges
  • drill + drill bit
  • screws
  • washers
  • all-purpose caulk
  • metal pipe

Stain Wood Top

To begin, stain a precut wood round. Wood rounds can be easily sources at a home improvement and craft stores, alike. Once the stain has dried completely, layer the entire surface in a coat of outdoor sealant spray.

Prep Planter Base

Next, prep the planter base. Flip the planter over, and punch two holes in the base using a nail punch and a hammer. This will allow for easy drainage once the base is ready to be used. Place a flange piece on the bottom of the planter, and pre-drill each of the four holes. Once the holes are drilled, place a fine bead of caulk around the inside edge of the flange. Secure the flange piece to the inside bottom of the planter.

Prep Wood Top

To prep the top, turn the wood round over, and place the second flange piece in the center. Pre-drill each of the four holes, and attach with screws.

Assemble Stand

Now it's time to assemble your new beverage stand! Begin by inserting the metal pipe into the base flange, tightening it until it is fully secured within the planter flange. Next, twist the wooden top onto the metal pipe, turning until the metal pipe is fully inserted into the top.

Add Finishing Touches

To ensure the stability of the beverage stand, place a few bricks or large rocks into the planter base before filling it with ice. When it is time to party, place your favorite beverages in the ice, and have the perfect bar top to chat and enjoy a warm-weather bash.

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