Illuminated Bar Back Design:
Complete your home bar project with this convertible bar back cabinet project. The project can be built in three different configurations:
A full height bar back – a half height wall hanger model – or just the bottom cabinet.
Stemware Rack and Illumination:
The optional stemware rack can be built into the cabinet or built separately and hung from a ceiling. This project is “illuminated” because the design includes side and top lighting coves to illuminate and accent items on the shelves.
Modern Bar Back Ideas:
The old-fashioned mirror area can be replaced with an appropriately sized LCD TV display. Mount LED multicolor lighting behind the lighting pockets to create an awesome night club effect. You can skip the lighting pockets and simply illuminate from above. Do yourself a favor, always use LED lighting. Nobody likes digging out fried lighting from inside the bar or bar back.
You can cut your own design in the decorative top header panel (like the SALOON text shown) or leave it open for more shelf space. Easy to build and re sizable using the CHBD. Also used in the EHBP-10 Combo Bar Project. This design is incorporated into many custom bar projects. Makes a great combination when used with any of our plans or even as a walk up bar all by itself (see below).
Plan Number: EHBP-11 (previously labeled EBBP-06 and EMBP-01)
Model: Illuminated Bar Back Cabinet
Skill Level: Novice-Medium
Length: 96″ – variable
Width: – variable
Height: 96″ – variable
Estimated material cost: $150+
Plan Size: 40 pages
This project is included with your membership.
These PDF plans print on any modern printer.
Requires the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
This is a great project for the novice to intermediate wood worker.
This L shaped bar is suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Area behind the bar is available for custom shelves or modular bar equipment.
As a Walk Up Bar:
Site member Racheal L. sent us this photo of her walk up bar adaptation. She used the EHBP-11 project as the bar itself in a walk up configuration.
If space is an issue, this set-up is the perfect solution as it only requires 16 to 18 inches of space from the wall. Perfect for a studio apartment or anywhere you don’t want a full bar.
Rachael did an excellent job of recreating this project exactly to specifications outlined in the plans.
The only variation is the use of mirrors behind the shelves. The standard plan set shows how to place a lighting pocket behind the shelves using opaque plexiglass.
The CHBD allows you to modify the overall dimensions of this project.
Projects that included the EHBP-11 along with one of our other models.
Check out the rest of the included plans in the Bar Project Catalog.