Beverage Station

Submitted by davis7029 on Thu, 06/18/2020 - 06:29

After seeing this same cabinet on Etsy for $2000+ I decided to try building my own. This was built using Ana's plans for the Barn Door Cabinet with Mini Fridge and Microwave. On top of the cabinet is a custom chalkboard which I anchored to the back of the cabinet. Attached to the chalkboard is a shelf for liquor. The rail is made from 3/8" black iron pipe from Home Depot & Amazon. Unfortunately, my Home Depot did not have nipples larger than 6 inches so we had to source 12" from Amazon. The fittings and shorter nipples came from Home Depot. The supports for the shelf and coffee mug rack are made using 1/2" black iron pipe and fittings which were 100% sourced from Home Depot. The finish for the borders of the chalkboard and cabinet top were stained using Varathane Stain + Poly. The color is called "Mission Oak" and it is a satin finish. The hardware for the barn door was purchased from Amazon.

NOTE: If you decide to build a similar version of this I'd consider leaving at least 33.5" on the inside where the refrigerator sits so you can fit a 120-can refrigerator instead. Most are 33.5" tall. I prefer to drink beer from a bottle and the space in a 2.2 cu. ft goes quick when bottles are placed inside.

Estimated Cost
$1000
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
Varathane Stain + Poly (Mission Oak)
Recommended Skill Level
Intermediate

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