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.
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.