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Build a Patio Bar

This easy-to-make, versatile outdoor bar can serve as a potting bench, plant stand and more.

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Build an Outdoor Bar

Whether looking for a bar with a small footprint for casual entertaining on the deck, an elegant wine station or a sturdy potting bench, one piece of furniture can fit all your needs. This patio bar is easy to construct, but the beauty and durability of exotic hardwood makes it the perfect bar for both fashion and function.

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You Will Need

eight 1-inch x 6-inch x 8-foot Ipe or other hardwood / two 50-piece boxes 1 1/2-inch stainless steel screws / 10-inch x 22-inch under-cabinet wire wine rack (optional) / teak oil / belt or orbital sander / tape measure / circular or miter saw / drill with 1/8-inch countersink bit and screwdriver tip / wood clamps / cloth rag

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Sand Planks

Using a belt or orbital sander, sand all planks to remove blemishes from the surface.

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Measure and Mark Pieces

Using a tape measure and pencil, measure the following lengths to be cut from the ipe planks: Three 42-inch, six 41-inch, one 39-1/2-inch, six 38-inch, six 13-inch.

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