Project Guide

How to Build a Beverage Station

1
MEASURE AND MARK
Measure mark - Build Beverage Station

Measure and mark the frame boards and shelf braces from the three 1 x 2-inch x 8-foot boards, and the three shelves from the 2 x 4-foot plywood board. 


See these cut diagrams for reference.


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BEVERAGE STATION CUT DIAGRAM
Homedepot Image


3
CUT LUMBER
Cut lumber - Build Beverage Station
  • Use a circular saw to cut where you’ve made your marks. 
  • Smooth any rough ends with a sanding block.
4
PAINT OR STAIN
Paint or stain  - Build Beverage Station

Paint or stain.

5
CREATE TOP SHELF FRAME
Create top shelf frame  - Build Beverage Station
  • Stand the two 16-inch frame boards on end and parallel to each other. 
  • Sandwich the two 14 ½-inch short frame boards between the long boards to create a 16 x 16-inch square frame. 
  • Secure with brad nailer.
6
CREATE LEG FRAMES
Create leg frames  - Build Beverage Station
  • Lay two legs flat 14 ½ inches apart. 
  • Using brad nailer, attach one 14 ½-inch shelf brace to the legs 7 ½ inches up from the bottom of the legs to make the bottom shelf. 
  • Attach the second shelf bracket 17 ½ inches up from the bottom of the legs to make the middle shelf. 
  • Repeat with the other two legs and shelf braces.
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DRAW CIRCLE ON THE TOP SHELF
Draw circle top shelf  - Build Beverage Station
  • Mark the center of the 16 x 16-inch piece of plywood. 
  • Hammer a nail into the center mark and tie a string around the nail head on one end and to a pencil on the other end, ensuring that the string when stretched from nail to pencil is 6 inches. 
  • Draw a circle, keeping string tight. 
  • You should have drawn a 12-inch diameter circle.
8
CUT CIRCLE
Cut circle - Build Beverage Station
  • Using a ½-inch drill bit, drill one hole inside the edge of the circle. 
  • Cut the circle out around the edge with a reciprocator saw.
9
ATTACH LEG FRAMES
Attach leg frames  - Build Beverage Station
  • Place the top shelf frame on a flat surface and insert the leg frames upside down into the frame with shelf braces facing inward. 
  • Keep legs flush with the corners and the top of the frame. 
  • Secure with a brad nailer.
10
ATTACH SHELVES
Attach shelves  - Build Beverage Station
  • Double-check that the legs are secure. 
  • Turn the project over and lay one 14 ½ x 13-inch section on top of the bottom shelf braces and secure with brad nailer. 
  • Repeat with the other 14 ½ x 13-inch piece for middle shelf


Tip: Attach bottom shelf first, then middle shelf. 

11
ATTACH TOP PIECE
Attach top piece  - Build Beverage Station

Place the 16 x 16-inch piece on top of shelf frame and secure with brad nailer. 


Tip: Use a stainable or paintable wood putty to fill in screw heads and touch up after attaching all parts.

12
INSERT PAIL
Insert pail  - Build Beverage Station

Insert the galvanized pail into the hollow circle.