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Barn Door Coffee Bar Center

I think we can all agree that the world is full of coffee lovers, so this project was a no brainer! I needed a fun way to display and store all of my coffee items and this coffee bar was the perfect addition to my kitchen.

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Step 1: Attach the bottom (48") 1x6 stretcher to the two (35") coffee bar sides using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. The side with the pocket holes should be facing down. (Pocket holes were made with a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting.)

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      Step 2: Attach the top (48") 1x6 stretcher to the two coffee bar sides using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. The side with the pocket holes should be facing down. (Pocket holes were made with a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting.)

    3. Step: 3

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      Step 3: Attach the two middle (33") 1x6 boards to the coffee bar using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. The sides with the pocket holes should be facing outward. (Pocket holes were made with a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting.) Boards should be 12" from the coffee bar side.

    4. Step: 4

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      Step 4: Attach the (12") 1x6 shelving to the coffee bar using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. The sides with the pocket holes should be facing down. (Pocket holes were made with a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting.) The top shelves should be 11" from the top and the bottom shelves are 11" from the bottom.

    5. Step: 5

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      Step 5: Assemble frame using using 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue. (Pocket holes were made with a Kreg Jig on a 3/4" setting.) Note: Make sure to measure against your assembled coffee bar before making cuts for best fit.

    6. Step: 6

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      Step 6: Add coffee bar frame to coffee bar using a brad nailer, finish nails and wood glue.

    7. Step: 7

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      Step 7: Add (49 1/2"x35") 1/4" plywood to the back of the coffee bar using a staple gun and wood glue.

    8. Step: 8

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      Step 8: Fill all nail holes with DAP wood filler and let dry. Sand down the coffee bar with a corner cat sander and wipe off any dust.

    9. Step: 9

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      Step 9: Paint the coffee bar with two light coats of paint and let dry thoroughly. I used Behr Ultra Pure White.

    10. Step: 10

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      Step 10: Assemble Barn Door Hardware 4 - Clothesline Pulleys 4 - 2" Hex Screws 4 - 1" Spacers 1 - 1" x !/8" x 96" Aluminum Flat Bar 4 - 1/4" x 1" Hex Bolts Pack of 1/4" washers Pack of 1/4" locking nuts 8 - Baby Hex Screws I used Shanty 2 Chics, barn door hardware tutorial for this project. Check it out here.

    11. Step: 11

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      Step 11: Spray paint barn door hardware, drawer pulls, pipe and S hardware with color of choice (Rustoleum Metallic Finish), let dry and then spray with clear enamel spray.

    12. Step: 12

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      Step 12: Assemble barn doors by adding (4 1/2") 1/4" mdf pieces to a sheet of (12"x35") 1/2" mdf. Space out the 1/4" mdf by placing two nickels in between. Secure down with glue and hold it into place with clamps (overnight). Once the Doors are completely dry, paint the doors.and add the door handles.

    13. Step: 13

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      Step 13: Cut the 1/2" pipes down to size with a pipe cutter. Pipes should be long enough to fit snug in the coffee bar. My pipes were 22 2/8"

    14. Step: 14

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      Step 14: Add 1/4" MDF pieces under piping for support. Attach with wood glue/brad nails. I placed my pipes based on the sizes of my coffee cups.

    15. Step: 15

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      Step 15: Place the flat bar on the coffee center and drill through the holes in the bar. I drilled four holes in my bar for extra support. Once the holes are drilled, attach the flat bar to the coffee center using the spacers and 2" hex screws.

    16. Step: 16

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      Step 16: Hang your pulleys on the flat bar and place your coffee bar door up against the coffee center. I placed a 1x6 under the door for proper spacing and then attached the pulleys to the door with baby hex screws. Use a level to screw evenly.

    17. Step: 17

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      Step 17: Hang your S hooks and coffee cups, decorate and Enjoy!

Comments (41)

  • This is amazing!! I have been following Ashley since she first started blogging and she inspires me every day!

    By Awallace8524

  • Love love love! Your finish choices really make this project shine!! And who doesn't need storage.

    By Cityboyfarmgirl

  • Awesome project, thanks for sharing these plans. Your build quality and finish really stand out. I imagine this is a focal point within your kitchen.

    By grover959

  • This is incredible!!!! And, don't get me started on the's inspiring!!!!!

    By lvparker1
    • Tha hardware is my favorite! Thanks for checking it out!

      By Handmade Haven

  • What an awesome build-- functional and gorgeous! The finish you chose for the hardware is awesome! Thanks for sharing the plans.

    By CarolineK92

  • I love this idea! Great job, Ashley!

    By seanessa

  • What another wonderful piece you have made!! Love it

    By rchampine

  • Love this! Seems like something I could tackle myself, and the barn doors rock!

    By rusthawk_30902

  • Looks beautiful! I can't wait to build it!

    By DaniStewart

  • Just what we needed! I am new at DIY and I am so inspired by your projects

    By savery422_26227

  • I love the metallic spray paint on the barn door hardware. I think I might build this a little deeper and use it for pantry storage. Thank you so much for the easy to follow plans!

    By Quinn12023

  • LOVE this! Especially that rose gold hardware!

    By ashleeault

  • I love barn doors & especially when they are incorporated with coffee bars :) I wouldn't have thought to do rose gold but I may be obsessed now.

    By shebuiltit

  • What a unique idea. I love it, perfect for small spaces and such great use for coffee bits and pieces. Love the sliding doors.

    By ginger_rose_126257

  • Nice Job! The hardware looks great.

    By tom_62027

  • Cool project. I love the copper accents.

    By Lola85

  • It's so cute!! I've been following you since the start, you're amazing!!

    By Amitybelleinteriors

  • This is really nice. I may have to use your plans to make something like this for my mom :) thanks for sharing.

    By Candipl

  • Loveeeee this and love the copper!!❤️

    By Danigirl

  • Gorgeous! I don't have any rose gold in our house....yet. But I will very soon. ;) You've inspired me to try this project!

    By jody_pelzel_82047

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