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How to Build a Tiki Bar (page 1 of 4)

Take outdoor entertaining to new heights by building a backyard tiki bar with bamboo accents and a thatched roof.

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Step 1: Determine Size of Structure

The base of the bar will be built in three separate sections and should be assembled in place.

Step 2: Cut Walls for Bar

Start with the vertical inner walls of the bar using the pressure-treated plywood. Measure and cut the three pieces for each of three sections of the bar (for a total of nine – two outer and one middle support for each). Our vertical pieces are all 38-1/2" tall.

Step 3: Cut Inner Shelves

We have two shelves on each side of the middle vertical support piece. On the two side sections of the bar, our shelves are approximately 30 inches long – this makes the total length of each side of our bar 62-1/4”. The front section of the bar is shorter than the two sides; the shelves are approximately 19 inches long, making the total length of the front section of our bar 50 inches long. Decide the placement of your shelves according to what you’ll be storing on the shelves.

Step 4: Cut Top and Bottom Pieces

Measure and cut for the bottom and top horizontal pieces of each side of the bar (for a total of six pieces).

Step 5: Assemble Bar Sections

Start assembling the first side of the bar. Use glue and framing nails to attach the two outer side walls with the top and bottom pieces (making a rectangle). Attach the inner vertical piece to the top and bottom pieces. Then attach the inner horizontal shelves in between the vertical sides and middle. Repeat the process for remaining two sections of the bar.

Tiki Bar Frame
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