Published on November 14th, 2016 | by Contributor1
Man Cave Bar
I want to share my IKEA Home Bar Hack. This was done out in my man cave in my garage.
IKEA items used:
1 x LINNMON Table Top – Black/Brown (802.513.58)
2 x BRIMNES wall cabinet – Black (903.006.50)
1 x LIMHAMN stainless steel shelf (401.777.18)
1 x DIODER colour changing LED lighting kit (002.023.24)
So, I started out collecting up a load of old pallets, bought a bag of nails and constructed a pallet wall.
Then I made up a basic frame using 3″ x 1.5″ wood. I had the LINNMON table top cut to size so it fitted into the alcove. I attached the LINNMON table top to the frame using L-brackets as shown here:
I used the remaining off cut to “face off” the front of the bar to give it a nice chunky look! Waste not what you want not! Looks a lot better too!
Next up, I measured up were my Optics (purchased on ebay) where going to go and fitted a LIMHAMN stainless steel shelf to set glasses on whilst using Optics.
Then it was on to the cabinets for the glasses. I didn’t want them to be deep like kitchen cabinets so went for 2 x BRIMNES wall cabinets. They are a perfect size for glasses and come with a glass shelf. Really easy to hang up on the wooden back wall.
Then it was on to fitting the Optics. I purchased them on ebay (as mentioned) and measured carefully allowing enough room for a large glass to be set on the LIMHAMN stainless steel shelf. I also added a bar sign which I had for years…
I also fitted handy wine glass holders under the BRIMNES wall cabinets. Got 2 x sets of 2 LED push under cabinet lights from Poundland and fixed them for under cabinet lighting…
I then added the DIODER multicolour 4-piece lighting strip set. A wall socket was fixed on the inside of the under-hang so no cables/wires or sockets are visable from the front.
I added a few more bottles and that was pretty much it finished…. All i need is a few bar stools and may add another set of DIODER LED 4-piece kit to the underside of the table top to add extra lighting and enhance the effect of the pallet wall…
Additional Items Used (NOT from IKEA):
2 x Wine glass holders (ebay)
1 x set of 4 bottle Optics (ebay)
2 x sets of 2 LED under cabinet lights (Poundland)
Total Spent in IKEA: £111
Total Spent on other fittings: £40
I hope you like this hack. Its provided me with a perfect escape out in my man cave… And all for around £150!
~ by Jonny Small, Belfast