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Garage converted into Texas-style bar

Growing in Experience
Growing in Experience

In this creative transformation of a garage, an old workbench was retained to serve as a rustic bar.





The project


I did this project entirely solo (except for the light installation) to prove to myself that I could do it.


The bench is the original bench and vice from what was an old workshop. I used products from Bunnings to add new walls, paint them, create reclaimed-timber feature walls and acid wash and etch the floors for a rustic look. 








How to build a pallet bar


There’s something warm and inviting about a bar, drawing people around and sparking great conversations. Create your own easy and affordable pallet bar at home following these step-by-step instructions: How to build a pallet bar.




More bar project inspiration


Bunnings Workshop member LePallet built this gorgeous recycled hardwood bar with decorative coins embedded in epoxy.




Workshop member Starkers_17 combined a love of timber and steel in this outdoor bar project with clever stool design.




Workshop member Marty made this portable bar with plenty of space to serve and store drinks, including a built-in drinks cooler and wine rack.




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Amassing an Audience

Nice @misszara ! Looks like an awesome space, any plans on expansion in the future?



Just Starting Out

love the coin bar....think that poppy $2 is now worth about $200 :smile:

Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Hello @Tazman


Let me tag @LePallet to make them aware of your kind words and observation. That makes that bar top a little bit more expensive now. I'm of two minds about whether to take the coin out and cash it in or leave it in there for posterity. Should you ever decide to duplicate that bar assembly, please make sure to post an update. I'm sure our members would be keen to see what you create.




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