Ok, so we're on to step 2 now. As a reminder, step 1 was to get yourself a good set of home bar plans. If you haven't done that yet, I don't know why in the hell you're already reading step 2 because you can't build a good home bar without good plans. Go back to Step 1, find yourself a good set of plans, and then rejoin us here in step 2. Go ahead...we'll wait...
Ok, good, you're back. Now it's time to do a little more detailed planning to make sure your home bar construction project goes as smoothly as possible. The last thing you want to do (and, if you're anything like me, you WILL do this) is to jump right in, buy some of the materials and start randomly building pieces of the bar and then never, ever getting it together correctly or even getting close to finishing the project. So, let's follow 3 simple steps:
- Prepare your workspace - Mark off the area for the bar, remove and items that might get in the way and, get all of your tools, extension cords, etc good and ready.
- Buy your supplies - You'll need to know your complete bill of materials for this part, even if you're not going to buy all the materials at once. If you were smart, and bought your plans from Easy Home Bar Plans, you can just print out the complete bill of materials that comes with the plans, take it to the hardware store, and have them cut everything for you just as indicated on the plans. Now, you CAN choose to cut it all yourself but I generally manage to screw up just about every cut, so I prefer to have someone else to it for me. Once you've got this done, take it al home and move onto step 3.
- Build it - Don't go rushing into it and starting to do things "your way" just follow the plans (you got them for a reason). With you space prepared, all of your tools ready and accessible, and your lumber pre-cut, this should be the easy part. Just take your time, follow the plans, and enjoy the process.