The first step in building a home bar using free plans is to research the different types of home bar plans and select one that best suits your needs. Review the bar plan instructions to get an idea of how much work is involved in building the unit. The next step is to assemble all of the materials and tools required to build the bar. Home bars are typically made out of wood and require woodworking skills.
Free bar plans include a cut list, which is a list of wood board sizes required to assemble the bar. Woodworking tools required include a saw for cutting the wood, a drill for making holes, a sander to smooth out rough spots and a hammer. Casters, hinges and screws are common items used to put various sections together, and some plans call for wood glue. Unless you plan on a natural wood bar, pick up some wood stain to give it a nice finish.
Free bar plans usually include step-by-step instructions, and you can look at the graphic diagram for further clarification. Having a tape measure on hand is important for cutting wood pieces to exact plan specifications. When working with tools such as saws and drills, follow all safety measures. Once the basic bar is completed, you can add special touches to make it unique.