10 DIY Bar Plans

Illustration of different bars

Illustration: The Spruce / Chelsea Damraksa

Print off one of these free DIY bar plans to help you build the home bar you've always dreamed of. There are free bar plans for indoor bars, outdoor bars, and even tiki bars, to help you get just the style you're looking for.

Building a home bar can be a simple woodworking project and pretty budget friendly. The free bar plans all include building directions, diagrams, material lists, tool lists, photos, and some even include videos.

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    Backyard Tiki Bar Plan

    A handmade built Tiki bar.

    Popular Mechanics

    Popular Mechanics has a free tiki bar plan that starts with a shed plan but uses weathered materials to create a complete tiki bar feel.

    The free tiki bar plan includes a materials list, tools list, the tiki bar blueprints, and step-by-step building instructions complete with color photos.

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    Simple Rolling Bar Cart Plan

    A red rolling bar cart.

    Ana White

     A rolling bar cart is a great alternative to your standard home bar and this one can be used both inside and out. With a large shelf, a towel bar, and wheels you can finish it in any color you want.

    These are complete building plans that include everything you need to build this basic bar project for less than $50.

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    Free Outdoor Bar Plan

    A DIY outdoor bar

    A Burst of Beautiful

    A Burst of Beautiful has designed this free outdoor bar plan for Build Something and is sharing all the details.

    The great thing about this DIY bar is that you can use it as a bar, a prep table, or even a potting table. There is lots of shelving available so you can store everything you need for your next get together. 

    You'll find building steps, a tool list, a materials list, parts and cut list, along with plenty of diagrams and color photos.

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    Free Outdoor Bar Plan

    A blown-up diagram of a home bar.

    My Outdoor Plans

    Use this free outdoor bar plan that incorporates a basic design with simple woodworking skills to get you an outdoor bar in just a few hours.

    Step-by-step directions along with color diagrams will help you get this outdoor bar built in no time.

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    DIY Coffee Bar

    A wooden coffee bar.

    Sincerely, Marie Designs

    If you aren't much of a bar person but love the classic touch it adds to a home, you may want to consider building this DIY coffee bar that would be a cute addition to any home.

    This free coffee bar plan includes a cut list, supply list, written directions, and lots of photos to help you along the way.

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    IKEA Ivar Bar Cabinet

    A white bar cabinet with palm leaves on the outside

    A Beautiful Mess 

    If you're looking for more of a makeover DIY bar project instead of building one, this free bar cabinet plan is just what you need. It starts out with an IKEA Ivar cabinet and then with the adds paint, legs, and some decorative accents. It's a one-of-a-kind DIY bar that would look great in any room of your house.

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    How to Build a Bar from This Old House

    A man installing a foot rail on a DIY bar

    This Old House

    This Old House has a wonderful free bar plan with panels, molding, and an optional foot rail. It's less than $500 to build and will take you just a weekend.

    The free bar plan comes complete with diagrams, shopping lists, building instructions, photos, and even a video.

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    Free Home Bar Plan

    The front of a home bar
    Bob's Woodworking Plans

    The finished result of this free home bar plan is a classic 6-foot bar that features an oak armrest and a brass foot rail. There's plenty of room on the inside of the bar for storage with drawers, shelves, and a wine rack.

    Download a PDF of this free home bar plan and you'll have over 40 pages packed with directions, a materials list, diagrams, and photos.

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    Pottery Barn Inspired Chesapeake Bar Cabinet Plan

    A diagram of a bar plan

    The Design Confidential

    This free bar plan is inspired by Pottery Barn's Chesapeake Bar. This outdoor bar has a fold-down top and sides that open allowing you to keep your bar stocked at all times.

    Diagrams, instructions, and a materials and tools list will help you along each step of the way of building this outdoor bar.

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    Free DIY Home Bar Plan

    A diagram in a free bar plan
    Home Wet Bar

    Another free bar plan suitable for indoor or outdoor use is offered by HomeWetBar.com. This bar plan is listed as costing around $1,500 - $2,000, but you can get the price down if you choose different materials than what are listed.

    The bar plan is set up as "8 Easy Steps," complete with the most essential set of tools and equipment you'll need to build it, and images throughout to help guide you through the construction.