EHBP-01 Straight 8 Foot Bar Design

The easiest plan set we offer. Build it in an afternoon, and be ready to party the next day.

EHBP-01 Straight 8 Foot Bar Design

Build it to go, or build it for permanent installation. 

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8 Foot Straight Basic  Bar Design

The EHBP-01 is our most basic bar design. This 8 foot straight/inline bar is perfect for a variety of applications. Use it indoors or outdoors. Its stable yet portable design is perfect for use where you may not want a permanent bar fixture. Add rolling casters for a truly mobile bar. This is also a great foundation for an outdoor tiki bar. Just add thatch, bamboo trim, and a patio umbrella to the center of the bar.

Suggested Use:

This basic bar design is great for weddings, festivals, and outright frat house beer bashes. Build several to rent for weekend events. Easy enough for even the most novice of builders. Build time is about 4 hours or less.

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EHBP-01 Construction Plans Set Overview

Plan Number: EHBP-01
Eight Foot Inline Bar
Skill Level:
Length: 96″ – variable
Estimated material cost: ~$175+
Plan Size:
15 pages
Printable Adobe PDF pdf_tiny_distributed

Basic steps for building the EHBP-01 Straight Bar Project:

  1. Begin by cutting and laying out the base foundation as described in the plan set.
  2. Cut and assemble the two upright framing sections.
  3. Cut and fasten the top cross members.
  4. Apply front and side sheeting
  5. Cut, place and fasten the bar top sheeting per the instructions.
  6. Measure, cut, and fasten the arm rail and footrest per the plan set instructions.
  7. Sand, finish, and apply any decorative trim.

Sturdy yet Movable:

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EHBP-01 Plan Overview sample

This project is heavy and stable enough to withstand the abuse, yet light enough for two men to move into place. Includes full step-by-step framing instructions, 3D assembly diagrams, cut list, and material shopping list. The back is open for custom shelving, kegerator or fridge, and waste containers.

Basic Bar Design Options:

The back or bartender side of the basic bar is completely open to configure as you see fit. Here are some ideas for things you can add to the back bar area.

  • Optional 16″ high shelves for liquor bottles and glassware.
  • Add a mini bar fridge up to 32″ high.
  • Add a kegerator, detach tower or drill a hole for the draft tower.
  • Garbage can.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Locked liquor cabinet.
  • Stereo or karaoke equipment.

Plan set provides the open space that you can then populate with whatever equipment you like.

chbd-ready allows custom bar resizingThis straight bar project can be nominally resized in length, width, and height.
The CHBD is completely optional and NOT required to build the standard model.

Finishing off the project with bar stools:

No home bar is complete without a nice set of bar stools. We’ve followed the online bar stool retailers for over 15 years. Our sources offer the best deal on quality bar seating. Shop for Bar Stools

bar stool height selection

This bar requires “Bar Height” stools. Click image for models.

Here are just a few samples of bars built by our site members using this plan.

Check out the rest of the included plans in the Bar Project Catalog


Sample Basic Straight Bar Project Built by Site Member Mike M.

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Mike says – “This bar was built following the ehbp-01 basic bar design plan set. I modified a few things along the way – most notably the flip-up top section on the right of the bar top. The top itself is plywood with oak veneer on top, beer coasters glued to the veneer, then sealed with 2 part epoxy resin. The trim is oak. The front is finished in pine boards so that it matches the walls in the room. The back bar is a custom-built cabinet that loosely follows the plans for the bar (just shorter, lower, and with doors).”
– Great job Mike!

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