Suggested Tools

Tools Needed to Build Your Home Bar:

What type of tools will you need to build your home bar? Here’s our suggested tools list.
You will likely have many of these tools already, but if not, links are provided to Amazon Marketplace sources.
Most weekend woodworkers will have all of these, if not, it’s time to upgrade.

Suggested Tools to Build our Projects:

  • Safety Glasses – Never work without them

  • Gloves, Pencil, Tape Measure

  • Hammer – hand saw is a cheap but labor intensive alternative to a power saw.

  • Drill – either corded or cordless. – cordless preferred


Optional Tools that will make these projects easier:

  • Circular Saw – Used for making long cuts in plywood or paneling
  • Miter Saw – Used for all framing cuts, trim and bar rail – compound not required, but this model is a great deal. Learn more about miter saws on wikipedia.
  • Jig Saw – Used for “cut out” area of beer gutter and optional plumbing pass-thrus
  • Spade bits for drillPocket Hole Jig for optional electrical pass-thrus and cabinet construction.
  • Air Powered Finish or Brad Nailer – makes trim work a breeze!
  • Small Compressor – needed for air powered nailer above


Fasteners and Adhesives used on all projects

  • Wood Glue and Fasteners – used for trim and bar rail wood joints


That’s about all you will need to complete the core bar project. Of course, you will need paint or stain and poly. We have other guides on finishing inside the site. Return to the bar plan set catalog.


Easy Home Bar Plans Available for Amazon Prime