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Portable entertainment bar sits on wrought iron leg base or can be wall-hung. Only 30" wide, it has slanted sliding doors and fold-out shelf. Cut from two pieces of 4x4-ft. plywood.
AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1966 (v.2#1) pg. 58

Wall-mounted storage unit has cubicles to hold bar supplies and a fold-down table for dining or serving.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1978 (v.10#6) pg. 54

Temporary bar is made by stacking crates of large bottles for support and topping them with Mylar-covered rectangle of plywood.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1971 (v.49#11) pg. 67

Photo shows Wild-West bar faced with rough-hewn beams. Est. cost: $70.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 43

Photo shows how a tiny bar can be built into a small closet. Niches for bottles are built into the wall which is plastered with plaster of Paris and sand mixture for a rough finish. Back wall is covered with mirror tiles behind shelves for glasses.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 52

Photo shows how to make a novel bar from an old radio or victrola cabinet. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 74

Photo shows how a basement bar can be made to look like an English pub.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1974 (v.52#3) pg. F8 (148+)

Photo shows how a closet can be converted into a bar or attractive storage unit by building a cabinet in the bottom half and shelves above. Louvered shutters are used for doors, with some shelves left open for display. Est. cost: $84.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 40

Photo shows how to convert an old-fashioned icebox to a liquor cabinet by lining it with fabric and installing glass shelves.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1976 (v.54#6) pg. 87

Convertible coffee table/bar is 42"x30"x15" and is built of birch plywood. Top is in two sections that open in the center to reveal a recess for bottles and glasses. Est. cost: $61.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 74, 84

Tips on making custom bar storage cabinets from stock cabinet units.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1981 (v.59#3) pg. G13

Oak & nail wet bar made of plywood and trimmed with oak. Est. cost: $460.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1981 (v.4#7) pg. 18

L-shaped bar (with a rounded corner) is constructed of glass block for a "high-tech" look.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1987 (v.10#10) pg. 61

A summer oasis. Outdoor spa and an outdoor refreshment bar complement the pool change house featured in June 1990 issue.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1990 (v.13#10) pg. 16

Plain rattan basket is woven with ribbons and set on a wooden folding frame for use as a portable bar.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1979 (v.10#6) pg. 42

Portable bar holds three liquor bottles.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 26 1979 (v.92#9) pg. 75, 151

Indoor/outdoor portable bar is made of redwood and has a removable tray with bins to hold bottles. Base has one lower shelf.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 9 1979 (v.92#14) pg. 70

Simple wine rack and refreshment bar is made from pine, particle board, hardboard and sheet acrylic. Displays 21 wine bottles, plus storing stemware, liquor bottles, etc. Measures 71" tall, 31" wide, 15" deep.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 27 1984 (v.97#5) pg. 72

Build a home bar that has four drawers, lots of shelf storage and louvered doors.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #132 Jan 1972 (v.22#1) pg. 56

Easy-to-build snack bar provides extra counter surface around an existing L-shaped counter.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #133 Feb 1972 (v.22#2) pg. 60

Bookcase/bar combination also serves as a room divider.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #136 Jun 1972 (v.22#5) pg. 44

How to build a deluxe service bar that includes a sink and space for a small refrigerator. The longest arm of the L-shaped counter is open on two sides with a counter 96" long by 24" deep. The shorter counter backs up to a wall and is 47" long. Entire bar area is covered by an overhead soffit with built-in spotlights. Unit pictured is decorated with a playing card theme.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #158 Nov 1974 (v.24#9) pg. 37

Easy-to-build bar resembles an L-shaped bookcase. Unit is constructed from plywood with a counter surface of plastic laminate.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #167 Oct 1975 (v.25#8) pg. 34

Outdoor party carts. Matching cabinets on casters feature sink, ice tray, garbage container, bottle rack and a lot of storage for food and dishes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #229 May-Jun 1982 (v.32#5) pg. 47

Roll-around beverage cart made of redwood. Bottles and glassware are stored in the base. The top flips open to form a large serving area.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #250 Jul-Aug 1984 (v.34#6) pg. 87, 92

Rescue plan for a worn out family room. Includes details for a built-in wet bar.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #268 Apr 1986 (v.36#4) pg. 64

Build a basement rathskeller.
HANDY ANDY Sep 1980 (v.4#10) pg. 6

Bar stools and bar all from wood.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Nov 1963-Feb 1964 pg. 51

Media organizer and bar. This 96"x96"x18" deep unit features plywood panels edged with 2"-wide oak strips with softly rounded sides. The top 36" of the cabinet features frame-and-panel doors with glass inserts to display books, glassware, etc. The middle 24" holds TV set, sound equipment, and drop-leaf bar. The bottom 30" features a 4-drawer middle section and two storage cabinets with solid-wood doors.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 83

Three distinctive beverage bars. (1) Glass-block bar (42"x72") has a plastic laminate countertop. (2) Tavern room version in a corner has a 24" wide preparation counter hidden from view by a half-wall topped by a serving counter. Colonial feeling is captured by 1x1 pickets that extend down 24" from crown molding on the ceiling. (3) Kitchen coffee bar and "dinner" bar made from maple cabinets provide place for serving buffet-style meals as well as drinks.
HOME MECHANIX #802 Feb 1996 (v.92) pg. 50

Drawings and dimensions for a wet bar with overhead storage for stemware.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1983 (v.8#6) pg. 32

L-shaped bar fits in the corner of a room. Built of plywood over a simple wooden framework which provides 4 storage shelves closed off by sliding doors. Each arm of the L-shaped counter top measures 18" wide by 40" or 48" long. Est. cost: $50.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #3 Fall 1976 (v.1#3) pg. 121

How to build an L-shaped bar in a corner. This wet bar includes a sink, a wine rack, music center and book shelves.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #6 Summer 1977 (v.2#2) pg. 64

Tip shows how to convert a broom closet into a bar.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1978 (v.3#6) pg. 8

Six-ft. movable unit from 2x4s and plywood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #424 Sep 1963 (v.59) pg. 76

Bar has formica on every exposed surface to prevent damage from spilled alcohol. Unit closes up and looks like a decorative chest with three drawers and two doors.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #488 Jan 1969 (v.65) pg. 76

Bar is shaped and decorated like the prow and bridge of a steamship.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #499 Dec 1969 (v.65) pg. 68

Mini back bar. Wall-hung shelving is designed to hold 5 bottles and 10 glasses.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #515 Apr 1971 (v.67) pg. 14

Make your own dry sink. Basic construction is 1/2" plywood, pine wood and stock moldings. The top sink area is finished with ceramic tile. Suitable for use as cabinet, planter or refreshment bar.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #567 Aug 1975 (v.71) pg. 38

Remodeled basement accompanies both game and conversation areas. Includes plans for a movable divider, curved soda bar, and entertainment center with lots of record storage.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #621 Feb 1980 (v.76) pg. 60

New ideas for using fancy hardboard.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1963 (v.120#5) pg. 173

Cardboard throw-away New Year's Eve bar.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1963 (v.120#6) pg. 136

Rolling bar for use on patio or inside.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1964 (v.122#1) pg. 139

"Wonderbar". Features a curving, tapered counter handsomely faced with rosewood veneer and topped with tile. At the end of the bar is an upholstered drum with a "lean ring" that is ideal for the stand-up drinkers.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1966 (v.126#3) pg. 138

Two "disappearing" refreshment bars. One rolls away into a closet and the other folds up into the wall. Four other design ideas illustrated.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1967 (v.128#2) pg. 136

Buffet-style carbonated beverage soda fountain features built-in syrup dispensers, sink, ice cube bin, soda-water dispenser, and refrigeration, compartment.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1968 (v.130#1) pg. 138

Stereo bookcase wall features built-in sound system, bar, bookshelves and storage cabinets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1968 (v.130#5) pg. 140

Picture bar, a wall-hung bar with shelves for glasses and bottles. Picture front lets down for access.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1970 (v.134#2) pg. 146

Built-in bar is designed to be located under low-hanging, boxed-in heat pipes to use basement floor space to the best advantage.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1970 (v.134#3) pg. 160

Portable buffet has open back and hinged front to make shelves accessible from both sides. Drop leaves on each side expand the top to a full six feet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1971 (v.136#6) pg. 140

How to convert a used whiskey barrel into a bar that holds glasses, liquor and opens for a serving surface.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1972 (v.137#1) pg. 130

Canopy built of wooden beams holds wine bottles and wine glasses (stemware) upside down overhead.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 128

Piano bar, designed to wrap around the back and sides of a spinet-sized piano, can also be used as a bed headboard or the bottom part of a buffet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 74

Three styles of mobile carts for deck or patio. (1) Mobile cook center with butcherblock top and a built-in compact refrigerator. (2) Roll-around wet bar with running water, a built-in sink and 5-gallon water storage. (3) Mobile hi-fi cabinet with speaker wings and a flip-back cover over the tuner and turntable.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1973 (v.140#2) pg. 69

Easy-built modular furniture. Five different pieces start with one basic frame. Sewing center, serving bar, desk unit, grooming nook and room divider.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1974 (v.141#1) pg. 63

Imitation fireplace opens up to reveal a refreshment bar with built-in stereo tuner, record player and two speakers. Colonial styling, an electric log and imitation brick make it look like a fireplace when closed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1975 (v.143#1) pg. 76

Decorative cabinet features a fold-down work surface, a small built-in electric refrigerator and a small bar sink with running water. Cabinet is made of plywood and then covered with plastic laminate.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1976 (v.145#2) pg. 114

Plywood Christmas tree shape with dowel holders for stemware serves as a Yule refreshment bar.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1979 (v.152#5) pg. 123

Plywood Christmas tree shape, with dowel holders for stemware, serves as a Yule refreshment bar.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1979 (v.152#5) pg. 123

Built-in bar/buffet counter serves to conceal the lally columns in a basement recreation room. Utilizes 2x3 framing, covered with paneling and decorated with acrylic mirrors.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1982 (v.157#2) pg. 106

Build a home bar in the shape of an old-time icebox. Features frame-and-panel construction, brass hardware and casters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1984 (v.161#12) pg. 102

How to build a "sing-around" music bar for your recreation room piano.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1965 (v.186#4) pg. 164

Wall-mounted, corner-hung bar features rotating shelves and drop leaf door. Construction is 1"x2" frame covered with prefinished wood grain hardboard.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1966 (v.189#3) pg. 170

How to construct a bar and nook with table and benches in a basement recreation room. Half wall of brick provides facing for the bar, with shelves built along the back side.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1974 (v.204#2) pg. 102

A dining counter/room divider that is designed to be built between an open kitchen and a living room. Unit has six drawers, a sliding bar rack with a wine rack and shelves for bottles and glasses and two cupboards. Counter top is made of Corian and has three pull-out dining shelves. Unit is 88" long, 40" high and 22" deep.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1974 (v.205#2) pg. 106

Double-wing cabinet opens up to reveal concealed liquor storage area and to serve as a refreshment bar. Built from 1 sheet of 3/4" plywood. Winning design in annual plywood contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1981 (v.219#3) pg. 93

Butcher-block-topped room divider peninsula holds a home bar, wine rack and record collection. Top measures 18"x96".
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1982 (v.221#3) pg. 101

Roll-around unit designed to keep art supplies handy. Can also function as a small bar or sideboard. Built from 1 sheet of plywood. Winner in PS/APA contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1985 (v.227#2) pg. 86

Built-in drink-mixing and wine-serving center. Unit features storage for 16 bottles of wine, stemware rack, icemaker, 2-door cabinet with glass doors, etc. Part of the kitchen remodeling featured in Oct. 1985. Overall dimensions: 86" tall, 39" wide, 23" deep.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1985 (v.227#5) pg. 90

Elegant alcove built-ins. (1) Reading alcove features a built-in couch, bookshelf, and 4 large storage drawers. (2) Serving alcove features a peninsula bar.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1987 (v.231#3) pg. 88

Tray top wine server. Mobile wine bar with lift-off serving tray, a rack to hold six bottles, a drawer for storing supplies, brass racks for holding stemware and quality carpet casters.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #91 Jul 1996 (v.16#3) pg. 54

Arts & Crafts cellarette (liquor cabinet) is also suitable for use as a drop-front desk. Overall dimensions: 12"x40"xa48" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #109 Jul 1999 (v.19#3) pg. 52

Corner refreshment bar.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Apr 1965 (v.36#4) pg. 44

Home bar with charming Old English Pub design, 143" long and 96" high. Features a walk-behind bar, lots of over-the-bar shelving and lighted decorative panels.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Apr 1966 (v.37#4) pg. 54

Buffet style bar features sliding top which conceals stainless steel sink.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Nov 1966 (v.37#11) pg. 64

Attractive bar-cabinet features a revolving door with racks for glasses and a detachable front panel wich doubles as a serving tray. Overall dimensions are 36" wide, 34" tall and 16" deep. Built of prefinished paneling over a framework of less expensive wood.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1978 pg. 92

Dry sink/bar combination. When lid is raised it reveals a rack of stemware. Also includes four drawers and three compartments. The door of the upper compartment swings down to provide extra serving/work space. Cabinet is 37" long, 20" deep and 42" high. Unit is mounted on concealed casters.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Winter 1979 pg. 98

Beautiful bar/cabinet is styled like a dry sink. Built mostly of pine. Features four storage drawers and two storage compartments. A rack for holding stemware upside-down is incorporated into the top.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Special 1980 pg. 122

End table/cellarette. Elegant end table made of cherry lumber features a "secret" compartment for storing liquor. Dimensions: 18" wide, 22" deep and 22" tall. Colonial styling.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Spring 1981 pg. 84

Dry sink and refreshment bar combination. Features 4 storage drawers and three storage cabinets, plus a built in rack for stemware. Dimensions: 41" wide, 42" tall, 20" deep. Built of pine.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Winter 1981 pg. 94

Bar cabinet made from birch plywood. The front of the upper cabinet drops down to form a shelf and reveal a mirror lined storage area. Overall measurements: 55" tall, 31" wide, 18" deep. Features frame-and-panel style doors.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 73

Contemporary style cabinet on casters. Four frame-and-panel doors (with eight panels) open up to reveal a large storage area and pull-out drawer. Dimensions: 44" wide, 20" deep, 33" tall.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Sep-Oct 1982 pg. 105

Portable liquor cabinet features decorative exposed dovetails, drop-down frame-and-panel door with leather insert, and decorative brass hardware. Suitable for carrying four tumblers, four wine glasses, three bottles or decanters, bottle opener and mixer. Overall dimensions (closed): 12" wide, 8" deep, 17" tall.
WOODWORKER May 1994 (v.98#5) pg. 41

Pine cellarette. Small bar sits on a decorative four-leg base. Drop-front provides access to bottles and provides a small mixing area. A single drawer under the drop front provides for additional storage.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 12

Compact dry bar holds four bottles on top, while stemware stores nicely hung upside down on the underside. The top shelf features decorative miter splines in a contrasting wood. Overall dimensions: 23" wide, 18" deep, 32" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 35

Modular coffee table and bar. Large, contemporary-style piece features an L-shaped wood-veneered unit (with 3 drawers) supported by two black-lacquered modules, one of which opens up to reveal a liquor storage area. Overall dimensions: 36"x36"x24" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 50

The making of the Markshall chest. A drinks cabinet is styled like a 17th century lift-top chest on legs, but with the addition of "secret" hinged front panels which swing open. Part 1.
WOODWORKING TODAY #30 Apr 1992 pg. 26

The making of the Markshall chest. Part 2.
WOODWORKING TODAY #31 May 1992 pg. 42

The making of the Markshall chest. Part 3.
WOODWORKING TODAY #32 Jun 1992 pg. 54

Refreshment bar with ornamental iron screening and bar stools. Requires welding.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1964 (v.20#2) pg. 10

Beautify your basement. Part 4. Installation of a bar.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1964 (v.20#3) pg. 30

Portable refreshment bar is 23" deep, 42" wide and 43" high. Can be folded to 2 ft. x 4 ft. x 5-1/2" for compact storage.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1972 (v.28#4) pg. 32

How to build a basement bar around a cast-iron soil pipe, disguising the pipe as a "tree".
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1973 (v.29#6) pg. 34

Modern-design home bar is 46" high, 19" deep and 46" long. Open framework of wood is topped by a tray with a plastic laminate surface. Two cabinets set inside the frame. The bottom one has bottle storage bins and a compartment closed off by sliding doors. The upper cabinet has a sliding ice-bucket tray, a drop-leaf serving door and an assortment of drawers and partitioned compartments.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1975 (v.31#1) pg. 38

Recessed archway is framed from plywood and covered with Z-brick. Adjustable shelves are installed in the 12"-deep recess. Can be used as a bar, bookcase, display area, etc.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1976 (v.32#3) pg. 40

Contemporary style bar cart is constructed from square ornamental iron tubing and mounted on casters. Cart has two shelves, a bottle-storage cabinet and a chopping-block top.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1976 (v.32#3) pg. 70

Basement bar is designed for an awkard corner where a steel support beam and column made other activities impractical. L-shaped built-in bar is 60"x60" with louvered doors and open shelves above the cabinet.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1976 (v.32#5) pg. 1

Contemporary furniture with a flair. Part 1. Coffee table features glass-sided display cases on each end and a built-in checker (chess) board which raises up to reveal a liquor storage compartment.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1981 (v.37#1) pg. 4

Convert your basement into a classy rec room. Includes a large stand-up bar complete with brass foot rail.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1981 (v.37#6) pg. 4

Compact wine rack/serving bar has colonial styling. Displays six bottle of wine. Drawer and storage cabinet hold glassware and liquor bottles. Overall dimensions: 36" long, 32" tall, 14" deep.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1985 (v.41#5) pg. 70

How to install an L-shaped wet bar in the corner of a room. Building the cabinets and installing the plumbing.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 48