Having a bar-style table in your home can give you a whole new area to sit and relax with friends and family, and making one can be a fun and rewarding DIY project that most people will be able to complete.
For anyone who wants to try, we’ve had a look online to see what other people have been doing – and as a result, here are 17 ideas for a DIY bar table that you can have a go at making yourself.
1. DIY Pub Table
For DIY novices, making a bar table is an ideal project since it will allow you to expand your skills while making something functional and attractive that you can be proud of. If that sounds like something you might like to try, this plan will give you all the help you need. There’s a list of the materials you’ll need as well as clear instructions and plenty of photos that show you what you should be doing. A great plan and a recommended first stop for those who want to make a simple bar table that just about anyone can manage.
2. Tall Pub Table
In this brisk and lively video, you’ll learn how to build a quick and easy tall pub table – as demonstrated by this highly talented YouTuber. She tells you everything you need to know, and there’s also a list of the materials you need, so all you need to do is watch her demonstration before having a go at making one yourself.
3. How to Build a 2×4 Outdoor Bar Table
Perhaps the best thing about the table you learn how to make in this plan is that it’s so versatile – you can use it as an outdoor bar table, a dining table or even a workstation, as the blogger explains. With a list of materials and all the measurements you need, it’s an easy plan to copy, and we’re sure that lots of DIY enthusiasts will be excited to try replicating it at home.
4. DIY Pub Table Video
Here’s a well-made video that teaches you how to make a DIY pub table. There are no complicated explanations in there – rather, it shows you what to do by demonstrating it. Some people might not have access to all the equipment he uses, but it’s easy to adapt the plan to what you have available. He’s a highly skilled workman too, and most people will be able to learn a few tips and tricks from him, making this video well worth a watch.
5. DIY High Top Pub Table
This plan made us laugh since the blogger starts by apologizing for the quality of the photos, which were taken on an old iPhone 5. While they might seem a little grainy nowadays, there was no need to say sorry, since the quality of the design more than makes up for them. The plan is simple to follow, and the table she makes looks great – check it out if you want to make something similar.
6. DIY $25 Pub Table/Kitchen Island project
One of the great appeals of DIY is that it allows you to build customized furniture and other items for far less than it would cost to buy something ready-made from a store. In this video, we see how this YouTuber created this impressive table to match a pair of chairs – and the whole project cost no more than $25. For us, this is what DIY should be about – have a look and see if you agree!
7. Outdoor Bar Table
When you see the sturdy, attractive outdoor bar table in the photos on this blog, you probably wouldn’t guess that it was a DIY job – instead, you’d probably imagine that it came from an expensive store. Think of your friends’ reaction, then, when you tell them you made it yourself. Feel like having a go yourself? Then this blog will give you all the details you need for replicating the project at home.
8. Epic DIY Outdoor Bar
If you’re a confirmed DIYer looking for ideas rather than a rookie who needs a detailed guide, this video could be the kind of thing you want. As the title suggests, it explains the steps this YouTuber went through when building an amazing outdoor bar. The video is only only a slideshow (maybe at least a bit of music might have been appreciated!), so it doesn’t tell you how to build it, but if your skills are up to it, this might inspire you to attempt building something similar at your home.
9. DIY Coffee Bar Table (with Step-by-Step Plans)
What we like about this DIY tutorial is that the coffee bar table in question wasn’t built for someone’s home – it was built to go in a real coffee shop. This means that it needed to look professional rather than just like something an amateur knocked together at home, and as you can see from the photos, we think he achieved this aim and more! We like the industrial style too – the legs are made from old heavy-duty pipes – and we’re sure that plenty of people will see the potential this design has for making a striking coffee table to put in their home.
10. Custom Coffee Bar Build
This is the kind of DIY tutorial video we like. In it, this YouTuber shows us how to make a coffee bar table using pallet wood and steel. The video only lasts around three minutes, so you don’t need to waste lots of time watching, and you get to see everything he does as the table takes shape. You’ll need a bit of DIY know-how to copy it, but as long as you have the necessary skills, it shouldn’t be too hard to recreate this project at home.
11. Bar Top Console Table
The bar-style table in this plan is an amazing idea – and it’s just the kind of thing that makes us want to have a go at building something similar ourselves. As the blogger explains, they needed something that would give them extra seating space behind a couch so that more people could be seated in front of the TV. The design they came up with is fantastic, and if you need something similar, you’d do well to check out what they made
12. How to Build a Sofa Table/Bar Table
Here’s another plan for a sofa table similar to the one in #11, this time one that’s intended to double up as a breakfast bar. The name of this YouTube channel is Average Joe’s Jim’s Home Projects, and as you may guess, it specializes in DIY ideas that anyone can attempt – so if you’re a relatively inexperienced DIYer who’s looking for a fun project to try, this one could be just the thing.
13. How to Make a Concrete Pub Table
This plan is a bit different from most of the others we’ve seen – because this one shows you how to make a pub-style table not from wood but from concrete. That might sound like quite an ambitious project, but it’s actually a lot easier than you might imagine. You only need a few basic tools as well as some reasonably inexpensive materials, so why not have a look to see if you might like to have a go?
14. How to Make a Home Coffee Bar
Everyone loves spending time in their favorite coffee shop, right? But if you enjoy that coffeeshop coziness, then why not create something similar in your own home? If you want to know how to do it, this tutorial will show you how to build a DIY coffee bar, and as this YouTuber tells us, the key is not to be intimidated by the project. Sound like something you’d like in your home? Then this is the tutorial that will teach you how.
15. How to Build a Bar Table
If you’re the kind of person who prefers a detailed plan that tells you exactly how to build something, then this one is aimed at you. It includes all the instructions, diagrams and measurements you’ll need to build this wonderful bar table for yourself. It will be a rewarding project to attempt, and once you’ve finished, it’s sure to become one of your favorite additions to your home.
16. Easy DIY Bar Ikea Hack
Nowadays, there are so many plans online for repurposing unwanted Ikea furniture that it’s now become an established sub-genre of DIY. With a little imagination, you can turn old Ikea stuff into almost anything you can think of, and here’s a plan that will show you how to use it to make a bar table. This plan uses an Ikea Kallax, but even if you don’t have one of those, you can adapt the plan to other Ikea furniture. A highly creative idea and a video we enjoyed watching a lot.
17. Salvaged DIY Industrial Bar Table
The table this blogger shows us how to make has a striking industrial look, and if this is the kind of style you appreciate, this is a table you’ll love. As long as you have the right materials, it’s an easy plan to follow, so most people will be able to make something similar, and as the blogger says, it’s sure to become a conversation piece too.
Lots of fantastic plans to try
As you can see, there are so many fantastic plans for you to attempt, allowing you to build a bar table that matches your tastes.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading and watching these plans as much as we having finding them for you, and above all, we hope we’ve helped you find the inspiration you needed for your next DIY project.