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Pallet timber bar

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Using recycled timber to create your own bar for entertaining friends and family can make the project affordable and the finish unique.





The project


This was a fun build and reasonably simple. If you're going to build a bar with an overhanging ledge like this, make sure it is well supported underneath as it’s made for people to lean on. You don’t want it to snap under the weight. 


Don’t be afraid to spice up the top of the bar by creating a cool feature piece. I went plain and simple for this one by throwing in a little pop of Jarrah to mix up the colour, but I didn’t want it to become too heavy because my client wanted the bar to be portable.


How to build a pallet bar 


Fancy building your own pallet bar? Bunnings Workshop member Rob has taken inspiration from Marty and shows you how in this step-by-step guide: How to build a pallet bar.




More pallet bar projects


Marty shared a variety of unique pallet bars he has made over the years that are sure to inspire. He's found that his clients tend to prefer the rustic look over the varnished finish, so he generally sands the main surfaces so they are smooth and splinter-free.












Workshop member Riley added interest to his recycled timber bar with a collectable coin feature finished with clear resin epoxy, and included a galvanised pipe as a footrest.




For more clever projects using recycled pallet timber, check out our Top 10 most popular pallet projects.


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