DIY Tiled Bar – Free Plans and a Giveaway!

The weather is FINALLY cooling off here and we are so excited to spend the Fall outside on our back patio!  We like to spend a lot of family time and entertain during football season and my hubby and I have been talking about how fun it would be to have a little bar area out back!  So, I designed and built this DIY Tiled Bar and I LOVE it!


inside-of-barIt has a cool stem wear addition under the top and shelves for storage!  I also tiled the top!


Happy Building!


  1. on June 10, 2022 at 2:36 am

    Love the grey console piece. Any chance you constructed it and have some trade secrets to share?

  2. Kimberly on April 16, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I’m in the process of a building a tiled outdoor bar that marries this design with that of the modular sectional design. I am wondering how the plywood shelves held up in the weather. I keep going back and forth on using plywood vs. using cedar slats

  3. Ashley on May 8, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    What is the estimated cost for this whole bar?

  4. Craig Saeed on June 14, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    I am currently about most of the way thru this project. It took a little time to figure out exactly what goes where since the plans are not very detailed. I am not at the tile part. excited to see the finished project.

  5. Charlene Stovin on January 17, 2016 at 9:34 am

    Can someone please help me; the plans say to use a pocket hole screw to join the front pieces together; I am just starting to use one, but can anyone explain in a little more detail how to assemble the pieces side by side? I have never done a pocket hole that spans more than 3″ wide?

  6. Rob B. on July 10, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I have a question. How did you attach the backer board to the plywood? Did you use thinset or screws or both?

    Thanks in advance!

    • Heather Sandvick on July 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm

      Hi Rob, I am on this very part of the build…how did you attached the backer board?

      • Rob B. on July 15, 2015 at 1:45 pm

        I haven’t built this yet, but Shanty2Chic just answered my question.

    • Shanty2Chic on July 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      Sorry for the delay! Screws and thinset!

      • Rob B. on July 15, 2015 at 1:46 pm

        Thanks! I’m assuming the screws should be about 3/4″ long so they don’t poke through the bottom of the plywood?

  7. Rob B. on July 5, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    As I work on the farmhouse table found elsewhere on your site, I look at this and think, “I can so do this next year!”. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • Shanty2Chic on July 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm

      Love that! Thank you so much ;)))

  8. De on September 24, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Did I miss the announcement of who won this combo kit giveaway?

  9. Jenna Z. on September 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Awesome! I have been doing more and more projects that would be a lot easier with power tools!!

  10. ColleenB. on September 12, 2014 at 3:50 am

    Great looking outdoor bar

  11. Rana Jeree on September 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Entered but I did comment on your amazing work! Hope that doesnt disqualify me

  12. Sarah Jayne on September 11, 2014 at 10:17 am

    I would be nice to have a contest that us Canadians (who love and follow you) would be eligible to win 🙁

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