Build Your Own Backyard Tiki Bar

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? It’s a perfect spot to entertain family and friends. Imagine having cocktails on a hot summer day without having to leave home.

Well, this could be your chance to actually have 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. After this, 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 a lot of work. Because of its scale, you may want to ask for help. You’d need an extra pair of hands for this – more when you’re attaching the roof. Depending on how fast you work, it may take you 2-3 days to finish. But in the end, it’ll all be worth it.

You’re going to need a lot of things. Make sure to have the checklist ready when you’re going 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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