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How to Build a Custom Coffee Bar

A coffee bar offers a dedicated place to fix breakfast drinks and store cookbooks and other kitchen accessories. With the right DIY know-how, you can build this coffee bar from reclaimed materials.

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Materials

  • 36" wide reclaimed base cabinet
  • 12" wide reclaimed wall cabinets
  • 60' reclaimed 1x6
  • 30' reclaimed 1x12
  • #8 x 1 1/2" wood screws
  • #8 x 3" wood screws
  • #8 x 6" wood screws
  • reclaimed mantel or 6' long 6x6 post
  • 25" x 6' butcher block
  • antique paper cutter
  • matte polyurethane
  • water-based matte-finish polyurethane
  • construction adhesive
  • butcher block oil
  • dust mask

Tools

  • Handheld drill and bit driver set
  • tape measure
  • framing square
  • 7 1/4" circular saw
  • 15- and 18-gauge finish nailer and small air compressor
  • Hammer and nail puller
  • vibratory or undercut saw
  • 4' level
  • safety glasses
  • work gloves
  • earplugs

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