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I’m super excited to share my version of the June 2016 DIH Workshop project today! This DIY Drink Station far exceeded my ideas and I couldn’t be happier as to how it turned out.
If you like to entertain (whether indoor or outdoor), a piece like this is essential! Be sure to read the entire post, because there is a feature of this drink station that is my absolute FAVE. No cheating by scrolling to the end of the post — hee hee! Mmmmkay? Before we get to that, let’s take a look at how you can build one of these beauties for yourself!
Supplies for DIY Drink Station
Screws (for added support)
Using the two 1 x 2 x 6, cut four 36” length pieces for the legs.
Using the 1 x 2 x 10, cut the following pieces:
-Four 14 ½ ” pieces for the side leg braces
-Two 14 ½” pieces for the back leg braces and shelf stop.
-Two 14 ½” pieces for the front leg braces
Using two of the 1 x 3 x 10, cut the following pieces for two boxes that make up the shelving:
-Four 14 ½” pieces for two sides
-Four 13” pieces for the other two sides
-Eight 13” pieces for the bottom slats
Using the third 1 x 3 x 10, cut the following for the top shelf slats:
-Six 16 ¾” pieces
Assemble the legs by laying two 36” pieces of wood (2” side down) parallel with each other 15 1/4 “ apart from the outer edge and attach the 14 ½” side brace where the top of the brace comes 7 ½ “ from the bottom of the leg. Attach flush on one side and come in ¾” on the other. Continue to attach the second side brace where the top of the brace comes 20 ¾” from the bottom. Attach flush on same side as first brace and come in ¾” on the other. Repeat for the other pair of legs.
Stand (or lay) the two leg portions parallel to each other and attach a 14 ½” back brace to the inside of the legs resting on top of the side brace that is flush to the legs. Repeat for the other brace.
Attach a 14 ½” brace on the front where the side brace is ¾” in. This brace will be flush to the front of the stand. Use clamps to allow wood glue to dry for extra support.
Attach the two 14 ½” with the two 13” pieces to make a 14 ½” x 14 ½” square. Repeat to make the second box.
Build the top box by cutting four 16 ¾” mitered corner pieces from the 1 x 4 board. You can either build the box and attach it to the legs or attach one piece at a time working around the legs.
Cut six 16 ¾“ pieces of 1 x 3 to form the top shelf. Space evenly apart.
Once you’re done — you can paint or stain the drink station! I chose to stain mine using Minwax Real Walnut and used Minwax Indoor/Outdoor Helsman Spar Urethane to seal it. The other option to save you some time is to use a deck stain.
Add a hook or bottle opener
I added a hook and bottle opener to the side of mine as well. Both seemed essential. Where there are drinks, there will be messes, right? So having a towel handy seemed necessary (wink).
I think it turned out fabulous! Want to know one of my favorite features? If you scroll down a couple of pictures, you’ll notice that the shelves are REMOVABLE! They can be removed and used as serving trays too. Eeeeek! Isn’t that awesome sauce?!?
Here’s the original DIH project, which inspired mine:
That’s it! I hope you’re feeling inspired to build your own DIY Drink Station. Be sure to Save the Date for this Thursday, June 16th at 6:30 p.m. Sign up to join your local Home Depot!