How to Building Outdoor Bamboo Tiki Bar

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Bamboo tiki bar can be a great addition to your backyard or anywhere else you want to add a touch of island charm. When building an outdoor Tiki bar without a kit, you are in total control over the size and shape of each aspect of the bar. Depending on the size of your Tiki bar, you should be able to build it over a weekend, provided you have already purchased the necessary supplies.


Draw a chart for your outdoor Tiki bar on a paper routed paper with measurements for width, length, height and depth in the bar and ceiling. (It’s good if your drawing is basically a simple rectangle – the point is to determine the overall percentage and dimensions of the bar.) The typical height of a bar, excluding ceiling or roof support, is 42 inches. The typical depth of a Tiki bar is 24-30 inches with a width of 6 meters. Cut two of the 2-by-4s to the total length of the rod (6 feet).

Cut two of the 2-by-4s to a length that matches the height of the Stack minus 4 inches. For example, if you want the bar to be 42 inches from the ground, 2-by-4s should be cut down to 38 inches. You can measure the thickness of the 2-by-4s to get a more accurate measurement to include your bar height to 42 inches. The additional 1/2 inch is for a top surface half inch thick, such as a half inch thick piece of mahogany or plywood. Lay out the 2-by-4s on a flat piece of land, which forms a rectangular frame that matches your dimensions for the front of the bamboo tiki bar. Use two 3-inch wooden screws to move each corner together.