DIY Building Block Bar

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Concrete bars are so trendy, but so expensive. Here’s how to DIY it with cinderblocks that cost about a dollar each and create the perfect space for entertaining your guests.

You’ll need:

1. Decide on the size of your bar and calculate the number of building blocks.
The only hard part of this project is lifting the blocks, so find a strong friend to help you out with this one.

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2. Begin by laying the first row of building blocks, varying the direction as you move across.
Then begin the next row, being sure to alternate the blocks in a random pattern. Offset a few so that you can add some color and texture to the front with succulents.
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3. Cut the planks of pine to size, leaving a 2-3 inch lip all the way around. Brush on your desired stain making sure to move with the grain.
Once the stain has completely dried, brush on several coats of high-gloss polyurethane, letting it dry in between coats.
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4. Attach the bar top to the cinderblocks using liquid nails. Make sure to level the bar top before securing it into place!
With a little heavy lifting and a lot of creativity, you can have a really unique bar with a lot of texture and interest!
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