How to Build a Cedar Patio Bar : Episode 15 Part 2

How to Build a Cedar Patio Bar : Episode 15 Part 2

Part 2 of How to make cedar bar for your patio. The bar has caster wheels so it can easily be moved around on your deck. The cedar will withstand the outdoor elements and look great. LED lights are installed to make the bar shine at night. In part 1 of Episode 15, DIY Pete shows how to create an acid stained concrete countertop for this bar.

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Move the base to the patio and install the concrete top. I like to run a bead of silicon around the top of the base prior to setting the concrete on it. This helps prevent it from sliding around. Then add a bottle cap opener and catcher to the side of the bar if you’d like!

Add LED lights to make this bar the talk of your next party or barbecue. I used 16 feet of LED strip lighting and ran it around the outside channel of the concrete. Secure the controller to the inside using velcro. The strip lights will secure to the concrete with the adhesive backside.

Have a barbecue and put your new patio bar to use! Cheers!
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Pete Sveen
1627 W Main Street Suite 182
Bozeman, Montana 59715



ronald walters says:

should do a tutorial on log furniture rustic is just beautiful and nobody has a tutorial on rustic log furniture!

jewl of the Nile jewl of the Nile says:

Hello Pete you are magnificent in building those patio bars,,,could u come to my city,& build me one for my shed,& make sure u add the bottles of beer,😂😂,God bless u dude.

Cindy Cherwin says:

Hi Pete!
Can you tell me what size caster wheels you used? (diameter)
Were the wheels plastic? rubber? polyurethane?
It looks like all four casters were swivel, with brakes.
Is that correct?
Thanks so much….

Robert Stutzman says:

Awesome video! In the middle of an outdoor bar and going to use this concrete top. Whats the risk in transporting a 8 1/2 ft by 3 ft concrete top? I'm worried its going to break trying to move it after doing all this work.

John Joseph says:

I'm going to make this from treated wood and decking instead of pickets….Any other suggestions for the top instead of concrete?

8729110 says:

Pete, I'm a recently retired 50 year old woman that decided to take up woodworking. I really enjoy your videos and just finished making the patio bar with the concrete top. Not too bad for an old lady, and your videos and plans are very helpful as I learn the  skills. Thank you very much.

Моль шерстяная says:

Hi. I'm from Russia, I loved it. I don't know English, write technology, what was painting? Than at the end of the trimmed?

Kevin Mooney says:

Hey Pete, just 'stumbled' across your web site/youtube videos… You'm da man! Excellent content, directions and information. Just love the way you present your work… easy, relaxed and confident. Will be looking at a lot more of your work. Cheers!

Kent Bergersen says:

Looks great man! Got yourself a new sub and another fan. Gonna try to make this for our new home when we move now. Lots of respect and greetings from norway! :):)

deounb says:

Cheers, mate!

Richard Gates says:

Great video!  Question- the concrete bar top just sits on top of the frame?  Fairly stable?

Joe Hugen says:

Pete, you're the man. Very stunning work, and fantastic directions. You just gave me a lot of reasons to start doing it myself. Really excited to get started.

FurnitureWorkshop says:

Good lookin' bar, Pete. Nice job.

Randy Conklin says:

Awesome project! I hope mine turns out as well as yours.

915Mang says:

Hey you make it look easy! Thanks for the detailed video, this clears a lot of questions, I think I need the kregg jig!

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