9 Free Bar Plans To Help You Build One At Home

Friends at a DIY bar having drinks
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Print off one of these free 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 project and pretty budget friendly. The free bar plans all include building directions, diagrams, material lists, tool lists, photos, and some even include videos.

After you've used these bar plans to build your dream bar, how about using a wine rack plan to give you even more storage space? You may also want to use some free woodworking plans to build a dining room tablefarmhouse table, entertainment centerbookcase, coffee table, kitchen islands, shed, pergola, or even a picnic table.

  • 01 of 09

    Backyard Tiki Bar Plan from Popular Mechanics

    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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    Rolling Bar Cart Plan from Ana White

    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.

  • 03 of 09

    A Burst of Beautiful's 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, a parts and cut list, along with plenty of diagrams and color photos.

  • 04 of 09

    Free Outdoor Bar Plan from My Plans Outdoor

    A blown-up diagram of a home bar.
    My Plans Outdoor

    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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  • 05 of 09

    DIY Coffee Bar from Sincerely, Marie Designs

    A wooden coffee bar.
    Sincerely, Marie Designs

    If you aren't much of a bar person but love the classic touch it add 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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    Free Bar Plan 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.

  • 07 of 09

    Free Home Bar Plan from Bob's Woodworking Plans

    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.

  • 08 of 09

    Pottery Barn Inspired Chesapeake Bar Cabinet Plan from The Design Confidential

    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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  • 09 of 09

    HomeWetBar.com's Free 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 are listed.

    The bar plan is setup 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.