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Happy Fourth of July! I hope you all are having a wonderful day and enjoying this fabulous holiday.

Today I’d like to share a super easy, super quick, DIY project that took Brett approximately 20 minutes to make. So in case you ever find yourself in need of a bar top, we’ve got you covered.

DIY Planked Bar Top


  • 12 cement blocks
  • 5 two-by-fours, 12 feet long
  • Screws
  • Drill
  • 3 scrap two-by-fours

The Process

Stack four cement blocks on top of each other. Then add another four blocks approximately four feet from the first pile and another four, four feet down from that. If you don’t want a 12-foot bar top, you can adjust the spacing between the blocks to make it smaller. If you do go any longer than 12 feet, you may want to add four more cement blocks for stability.

DIY Planked Patio Bar
After stacking the blocks, place the two-by-fours along the top of the blocks. They should line up right next to each other.

DIY Planked Patio Bar

Once the two-by-fours are in the correct place, screw the 12-foot pieces of wood to a scrap piece of two-by-four that is sitting right alongside the cement block. This will secure the bar top so it stays in the same place.

DIY Planked Patio Bar

Our cement blocks are on uneven ground, so we added some scrap pieces of cement from our patio to make the bar top level. This is just a temporary solution until we pour our new cement patio and actually have even ground. However, its working pretty well in the meantime!

DIY Planked Patio Bar

And that’s it! See what I mean when I say the easiest bar top ever?

DIY Planked Patio Bar

Have a safe and happy Fourth of July!

All our best,




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