Build Your Own Backyard Tiki Bar

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A tiki bar right in your own backyard? Why not!
A tiki bar right in your own backyard? Why not!

Have you ever dreamt of having a tiki bar right in your backyard? Wouldn’t it be the perfect spot to entertain family and friends? Imagine having cocktails on a hot summer day without having to leave home.

Entertaining with a tiki bar is like having guests enter an enchanted world – reminiscent of an upscale camp in a tropical paradise. Here is a small corner built to help you forget your worries – and maybe even the government’s recommended maximum units of alcohol per day!

Well, you can actually build one. This DIY project will show you how to build your own backyard tiki bar! It comes complete with bamboo accents and a thatched roof.

When you’re done, all that’s left for you is learn how to make a mean mai tai!

This backyard tiki bar is a perfect spot to entertain family and friends.
This backyard tiki bar is a perfect spot to entertain family and friends.

This project requires some work. Because of its scale, you may want to ask for help. You’d need an extra pair of hands when you’re attaching the roof.

Depending on how fast you work, this project may take you 2-3 days to finish. But in the end, it’ll all be worth it.

You’re going to need a bunch of materials and tools, too. Make sure to have the checklist ready when you go shopping – just so you don’t miss a thing.

Materials:

  • 3/4″ pressure-treated plywood sheets
  • 4×4 posts
  • bamboo sheets
  • polyurethane
  • L brackets
  • pine 2x4s
  • thatch
  • 1×2 poplar boards

Tools:

  • air compressor
  • tape measure
  • framing nailer
  • air compressor hoses
  • screw gun
  • finish nailer
  • safety goggles
  • plastic sheeting

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Thanks to diynetwork for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

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