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BUILDING A GARDEN BAR
BUILDING A GARDEN BAR

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Garden & Recreation Building a garden bar

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Guide to building a garden bar

A handy garden bar that will be the highlight of any party! It not only looks good, but also offers additional space for drinks, glasses and other utensils.

1ACQUIRE THE MATERIALS

You will need all the materials on the material list. It's easier to have the wooden parts cut to size in the DIY store. Otherwise, a hand-held circular saw can be used in conjunction with a guide rail. The following terms refer to the terms used in the material list.

2FRAME FOR SIDE PANELS

To create the construction shown in the left picture. You will need the following parts: vertical side beams, short vertical side beams, top shelf and front vertical beams. Make sure you create the construction for the left and for the right side of the bar.
In the next step, create two countersink pilot holes between the side square timbers and the vertical side beams (Fig. 2). Also create an countersink pilot hole to connect the front square timber and the construction from Fig. 1. The countersink pilot hole
must be on the enclosed side.

3COMPLETING THE SIDE PANELS

The left and right sides are connected by the crossbeam. In the centre, the boards can then be screwed to the panels (side of the crossbeams). For this, use a spacer with a thickness of 4 mm. A wooden ruler is suitable for this purpose.

4FRAME OF THE BAR

Screw the tall board which spans the width of the bar (crossbeam on the front side at the base) to the base of the side panels. This forms the basic frame for the bar. The spacer can again be used when fastening the long crossbeams (front crossbeams). Diagonal reinforcements are screwed on (right figure) to provide stability.

5THE INTERIOR SHELVES

To install the interior shelves, two crossbeams are screwed to the side panels and the inner shelf supports are inserted and screwed into place.

6PREPARATION AND BAR AREA

For the upper, narrow bar surface, a shelf can be simply laid down and fixed in place. For the larger preparation area, three shelves are glued together and then additionally secured with a crossbeam, which is screwed into place (left figure). The preparation area can then be screwed into place from below.
Finally, insert the interior shelves.

7SANDING AND REMOVING THE DUST

Before the bar can be painted, it must be sanded. We recommend 120 grit sandpaper for this. Then use a dust-free microfibre cloth to clean the surface of dust and dirt.

8PREPARING THE SPRAYER

The sprayer is ready for use in just a few steps. Pour paint into the paint container until it is 3/4 full and dilute in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions, or depending on the desired spray pattern. To do this, use the included stirrer each notch correspondes to a 10% dilution. The suction pipe can be aligned depending on how you are going to work — forwards when spraying objects overhead and backwards when spraying downwards. The spray jet can also be adjusted three ways — horizontally, vertically and diagonally. Carry out a test spray to find the right settings for you.

9THE SPRAYING PROCESS

Start with corners, edges and angles and then spray the surfaces. Spray from the outside with a uniform distance over the slats. Only change the direction of spray outside the slats. This avoids a build-up of thicker layers of paint during direction changes. Tip: since paint applied too thickly can cause drips, it's better to spray two thin coats than one thick coat. After spraying, allow the paint to dry in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.

10CLEANING

Clean the spray attachment thoroughly with water or solvent after use. To do so, unscrew all parts and clean them in a basin by hand or with a sponge.


ANOTHER TIP:

If you wish, you can convert the spray gun into a paint sprayer for wood & metal paints. Click the Standard spray attachment onto the turbine for applying water or solvent based paint including, glazes, primers, stains and wood preservatives - here too, the spraying effect produces an excellent surface finish. With the spray systems from Wagner, the application of interior wall paint, varnish and glaze is quick and easy and the results speak for themselves. After that, all you have to do is sit back and enjoy!

List of materials

Item in drawingQuantityDescriptionDimensions (mm)Material
Side parts
12Square timber (side)1105x30x30uncoated wood
24Vertical side beam1105x70x20uncoated wood
32Vertical side beam (short)165x70x20uncoated wood
42Top shelf70x50x20uncoated wood
528Side crossbeams390x65x20uncoated wood
52Side crossbeams (bottom)390x120x20uncoated wood
Front part
72Square timber (front)1310x30x30uncoated wood
82Vertical beam (front)1310x70x30uncoated wood
917Front crossbeam1445x65x20uncoated wood
101Front crossbeam (bottom)1445x120x20uncoated wood
112Diagonal reinforcement1120x70x20uncoated wood
Shelves
126Crossbeam380x40x20uncoated wood
134Interior shelf1400x125x20uncoated wood
144Shelf1530x140x40uncoated wood
Sonstiges
15Approx. 180Torx screw4x35
161Cordless screwdriver
171Handsaw or Circular saw
181Wood glue
191Screw clampfor clamping the wood together when glued
201Ruler for keeping 4mm space
211120 grit sandpaper
221Microfiber wipe
231Wood & Metal Paint
241Wagner spray system

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