Build a tabletop salad bar for your home parties! Perfect for weddings, showers, events or parties! Easy to build, tutorial by ANA-WHITE.com
I have been a long time user and fan of Rustoleum products. This post is sponsored by Rustoleum by all opinions expressed are my own.
We've got a big party planned, and I've been stressing about the food for weeks. The salads are always my favorite part, but when I pre-make salads, it's never the perfect solution - hopefully the guests like the salad and like all the ingredients. If only I had a home salad bar!
Then I had a big fat ephiphany .... wait for it .... I could BUILD my own salad bar!
I know you guys totally saw that one coming, but this DIY project turned out so well, it's hard to contain my excitement, and of course, I have to share how I built it!
I wanted my salad bar to look a little like a wood crate, but be simple enough. So I picked up some square plastic disposable containers, these ones to be exact -
Easy wipe on application, safe for foot contact, great on wood cutting boards, butcher blocks and salad bowls ... it's perfect!
As advertised, the Watco Butcher Block Oil & Finish was easy to apply - just wipe on and wipe off. I followed the directions and applied several coats, then cleaning with soap and water clean up.
Salad bar is done!
It was a huge hit and guests loved being able to make their own salads.
I left the center portion open for lettuce (one of those big salad packs filled it up) and the back open for dressings, croutons and extras. The containers in front were perfect for carrots, cucumbers, grape tomatoes and more.
If you do end up using the same containers as me (do measure before you proceed though!), here is my cut list -
4 - 1x3 @ 36"
2 - 1x4 @ 18-1/4"
1 - 1/4" plywood @ 19-1/4" x 37-1/2"
ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES AND TOOLS
1/2" and 1-1/4" narrow crown staples or brad nails (depending on your tool)