After being inspired by this great bar on Pinterest, we knew what our swimming hole was missing - a TIKI BAR!!!!
The bar is made out of 2 old pallets that I had, a piece of wood for the top, 2-12 x 24 ceramic tiles for the top and bamboo plant stakes. The bar itself cost $35 to make. That included 2 cans of spray paint, metal brackets to join the pallets, Liquid Nails to glue the tiles on and the two tiles.
Here are pictures of the bar before it was painted and the tiles glued on top -
After cutting off about 8 inches from each pallet, we screwed them together and then added the brackets on the side for more stability.
After the bar was screwed together and the top screwed on, we spray painted it a dark brown and then glued on the tiles with Liquid Nails.
Before placing the bar out by the pool, we placed 2 metal tree stakes where the bar was going and lifted the bar down over them. This keeps everything safe and secure so I don't have to worry about it tipping over.
You can see one of the stakes in this picture and there is one on the other end -
The bamboo was cut to fit, then each piece was held up to the bar, holes drilled into it and affixed with finishing nails. Mr. Crafty had the great idea to use the leftover pieces to make the patterm on the front and that was the perfect finishing touch!
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