I wanted a Pallet Garage Bar/ManCave for a while. I made this one from 22 pallets, and it took me about 24 hours to complete, but I’m very happy with the outcome!
How I got my dream Pallet Garage Bar/ManCave:
My grandfather was a joiner by trade, and my father-in-law is also a joiner. So if I got stuck, I had experienced people to go to for advice. I also come from an engineering background, so my main aim was to keep it simple and straightforward.
I started by nailing SA lighters laths to the wall with steel nails. Next, I started attaching the pallet deck boards. I didn’t start out with any plan in mind and just wanted to get them on the walls. While this was starting, I was getting a new kitchen installed. I reclaimed the wooden floor and installed it in my Garage Bar.
The kitchen fitters helped me choose a laminate wood worktop for the actual bar. I built the 6′ frame for the bar and simply added the pallet deck boards. I made a shelf in the body of the bar for the sound system amplifiers, the gaming equipment, and laptop. I made the choice to leave the pallets fairly rough and rustic. I like the warmth the wood provides and enjoy seeing the uniqueness of the different tones, textures, and sizes of boards. I used splintered, broken and damaged boards, too. I think they add a lot of interest!
Once everything was installed, I had a lot of fun decorating. The decorations are bits and pieces I have gathered over the years.
In total, I spent about a month of working on my Pallet Garage Bar off and on. I spent a few hours each evening and used about 22 pallets for this project. Although that sounds like a lot, it was a labor of love, and now I have this room!