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Coffee Bar Shelving Unit


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Every great coffee bar needs a place to keep mugs, sugar, decor and more. This shelving unit serves as both a stylish display and extra storage, and includes a place to hang coffee cups below!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      Make your cuts according to the cut list (below) with a Miter Saw. Note: After you make your cuts, stack your pieces to ensure they are exactly flush.

    2. Step: 2

      CUT LIST: (4 Pieces) 1x6 Pine @ 22.5" (2 Pieces) 1x6 Pine @ 18"

    3. Step: 3

      Lightly sand each piece to remove any rough edges. Note: Sanding prior to assembly will make for a better finished product

    4. Step: 4

      Take the 2 side pieces (18" boards). Measure from the bottom 3 inches and draw a line. Next, measure 5-7/16" from the top and draw another line (a speed square will help). Do this on both boards. Note: This line will mark where the horizontal boards will be put into place.

    5. Step: 5

      Turn the boards over. Put a small mark 1-1/2" up from the bottom, and 2" from the front. Where those points intersect, mark this spot. Note: you will be drilling into these spots at a later step

    6. Step: 6

      Next, put a small mark in from the front 3/4", and down from the top of the board 2-3/4". Where these points intersect, mark this spot. Note: You will be drilling into these spots at a later step

    7. Step: 7

      On one of the 18" boards, drill (with a 1/4" drill bit), a hole completely through the board at the two previously marked spots. Repeat for the second 18" board. Note: This is where the rod will thread through

    8. Step: 8

      Now, drill overtop of the previous 4 holes with a 3/4" Forstner bit halfway through the board. VERY IMPORTANT: Do NOT drill all the way through the board. Note: This is to make room for the 1/4" nut and washer.

    9. Step: 9

      After drilling with the Forstner bit, your wood pieces should look like this image.

    10. Step: 10

      Next, locate the original lines you drew from step 4, set the pieces up where the lines face inward towards each other. Line up the (2) horizontal shelves (22.5" pieces) in the spaces previously marked. Make sure you place each shelf BELOW the line, not above it.

    11. Step: 11

      Add a little wood glue to the ends of the horizontal shelves and fit it into place.

    12. Step: 12

      Nail into place using the 18GA Brad Nailer Note: use NO smaller than 1-1/8" brad nails.

    13. Step: 13

      Take remaining 22.5" boards, add wood glue to sides and bottom of each. Place flush to the back, directly on top of horizontal shelves and nail into place. Note: start with the top piece first to make the process easier.

    14. Step: 14

      At this stage, your shelves should look like this image

    15. Step: 15

      Next, cut 1/4" threaded rod, 2 pieces at 24" each. You can make these cuts with a Metal Chop Saw, or Grinder. Note: If you don't have these tools, you local Home Depot can make these cuts for you.

    16. Step: 16

      Insert threaded rod through the top and bottom holes and fasten a nut and washer to each end. Note: DO NOT over tighten.

    17. Step: 17

      Stain, paint, or finish to your preference.

    18. Step: 18

      ENJOY!

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  • Really like this idea. I have a coffee bar as well.
    By Bayou, on December 15, 2019

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Coffee Bar Shelving Unit

by RYOBI Nation
Mar 12, 2019

Every great coffee bar needs a place to keep mugs, sugar, decor and more. This shelving unit serves as both a stylish display and extra storage, and includes a place to hang coffee cups below!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    Make your cuts according to the cut list (below) with a Miter Saw. Note: After you make your cuts, stack your pieces to ensure they are exactly flush.

  2. Step: 2

    CUT LIST: (4 Pieces) 1x6 Pine @ 22.5" (2 Pieces) 1x6 Pine @ 18"

  3. Step: 3

    Lightly sand each piece to remove any rough edges. Note: Sanding prior to assembly will make for a better finished product

  4. Step: 4

    Take the 2 side pieces (18" boards). Measure from the bottom 3 inches and draw a line. Next, measure 5-7/16" from the top and draw another line (a speed square will help). Do this on both boards. Note: This line will mark where the horizontal boards will be put into place.

  5. Step: 5

    Turn the boards over. Put a small mark 1-1/2" up from the bottom, and 2" from the front. Where those points intersect, mark this spot. Note: you will be drilling into these spots at a later step

  6. Step: 6

    Next, put a small mark in from the front 3/4", and down from the top of the board 2-3/4". Where these points intersect, mark this spot. Note: You will be drilling into these spots at a later step

  7. Step: 7

    On one of the 18" boards, drill (with a 1/4" drill bit), a hole completely through the board at the two previously marked spots. Repeat for the second 18" board. Note: This is where the rod will thread through

  8. Step: 8

    Now, drill overtop of the previous 4 holes with a 3/4" Forstner bit halfway through the board. VERY IMPORTANT: Do NOT drill all the way through the board. Note: This is to make room for the 1/4" nut and washer.

  9. Step: 9

    After drilling with the Forstner bit, your wood pieces should look like this image.

  10. Step: 10

    Next, locate the original lines you drew from step 4, set the pieces up where the lines face inward towards each other. Line up the (2) horizontal shelves (22.5" pieces) in the spaces previously marked. Make sure you place each shelf BELOW the line, not above it.

  11. Step: 11

    Add a little wood glue to the ends of the horizontal shelves and fit it into place.

  12. Step: 12

    Nail into place using the 18GA Brad Nailer Note: use NO smaller than 1-1/8" brad nails.

  13. Step: 13

    Take remaining 22.5" boards, add wood glue to sides and bottom of each. Place flush to the back, directly on top of horizontal shelves and nail into place. Note: start with the top piece first to make the process easier.

  14. Step: 14

    At this stage, your shelves should look like this image

  15. Step: 15

    Next, cut 1/4" threaded rod, 2 pieces at 24" each. You can make these cuts with a Metal Chop Saw, or Grinder. Note: If you don't have these tools, you local Home Depot can make these cuts for you.

  16. Step: 16

    Insert threaded rod through the top and bottom holes and fasten a nut and washer to each end. Note: DO NOT over tighten.

  17. Step: 17

    Stain, paint, or finish to your preference.

  18. Step: 18

    ENJOY!