My First Build - Modular Bar

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Submitted by SaraLodise on Sun, 06/30/2013 - 08:36

My first build from was maybe more intricate than I should have done for a first project, but we needed a bar so that's what I did. In the end I was able to learn so much: using the kreg jig, the saws, building doors and drawers, getting things square (or not and redoing it). Mistakes were made but I learned so much! In the end the thing stands up straight and looks pretty dern good in our dining room. I was able to complete this project in 6 weeks while working full time (my many learning experiences added to the time, lol).

Estimated Cost
Oak Boards: $600, Hardware: $30, Finish: $40
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Oak boards and plywood
Finish Used
Minwax Gel Stain in Aged Oak (1 coat) + Miniwax Satin Poly
Recommended Skill Level



Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:17

Would you come to my house and build me a bar? This easily looks like something you'd have to pay $1000 or more for at Pottery Barn or Restoration Hardware. Nice job. Go have a drink.


Tue, 01/07/2014 - 08:30

This settles it. Woodworking is my new skill for 2014. I pick something every year to build upon. Last year was sewing and I love that. But this is the piece from pottery barn i've been salivating over for a few years. It will be mine!

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