Looking to create a unique DIY pallet bar? Today we’ll browse some ways to transform a few simple wooden pallets into a one-of-a-kind indoor or outdoor at-home bar that provides both storage and/or elbow room.
Pull up a barstool and hang out awhile as we serve up some ideas that will have your DIY-loving, libation-obsessed heart pumping and inspired in no time! Make your man cave, she shed, basement, living room, porch, deck, or patio your crew’s favorite place to gather.
Here are a few things to consider when you’re creating an indoor pallet bar:
We can’t get enough of this DIY pallet bar by @johnson_joinery_services. If you’ve got the space, create a nook like this one. Dedicate a corner of your living room to libations! Friends can stand by and watch you mix drinks. Your collection of liquor, wine, bitters, and more is all in a single place, stored neatly.
Add lights for a festive or tranquil glow. The ambiance is perfect! And can’t you just imagine a strikingly unique whiskey decanter displayed on the countertop or nearby? We certainly can.
(Check out our blog “Why Use a Decanter? For Epic Luxury!” to read more about why one of our decanters is an absolute necessity for your at-home pallet bar.)
We love this DIY pallet bar from @thecrowleys_at117 – a better fit for those smaller apartments that still need an area to display all the drink possibilities. We applaud the use of Jack Sparrow’s drunken lyrics. That black stenciling gives you the feel of an ancient barrel that would have most likely been aboard a pirate ship.
The nautical theme is completed with the rope and dock cleats. Yo-ho, and bravo! You might find even more ways to elaborate on such a theme. The important thing is that the bar is stocked. The liquor is visible, and the top shelf could be used for holding glassware and for mixing cocktails (if you don’t have a table nearby for that purpose).
Here are a few things to consider when you’re creating an outdoor pallet bar:
This outdoor pallet bar is simple and sleek. [Photo credit: @sumnerovertherainbow]
We appreciate the inspiration, @sumnerovertherainbow! This little bit of magic goes a long way. Though this pallet bar isn’t designed for lots of storage, it’s perfect for carrying bottles outdoors and setting up a drink station under the stars.
We can’t help but think how amazing this awesome pallet bar would look lined with some Prestige Decanters handcrafted glassware to take your drinking to the next level.
Tip: Check out this helpful how-to video. Watch WetAndForget construct a similar pallet bar.
This is a glorious tiki-inspired patio pallet bar! [Photo credit: @mjazzel]
This is so legit, @mjazzel. We’re serious. If you have room for this much magic, go for it! It makes us think “tiki” and “poolside,” but the essential aspect lies in its ample storage and spacious bar top. You could totally add barstools to this situation, yeah?
There’s plenty of room for glasses and bottles of all shapes and sizes. And the Prestige Decanters Constellation 1797 would look pretty spectacular atop such a bar as well. Add lights, banners, and cool old photos or signs for some extra personality.
Tip: Watch this for some wooden pallet tiki bar inspiration. You’ll get plenty of decor ideas.
The best part of this bar design is that sometimes you can find pallets for free. That’s right. You quite possibly can make this wooden gem with little cost to you. Whether you’re building your pallet bar for an indoor or outdoor space (or both), and whether it’s a small- or large-scale project (or both), we hope these images and tips help you along in the process.
Have you built your own DIY pallet bar before? Share your thoughts and inspirational ideas below! We’d love to hear from you.