Description: I built the back bar and the bartop itself from Ikea worktops and shelving. I first mapped out my design with chalk on the wall, then cut out cardboard stencils for half of the back bar design.
Then I laid the cardboard stencils ontop of the Ikea tops and then using a jig-saw I cut them all out and then pieced them together onto the wall.
The bar was build by throwing out the existing rotten bartop and attaching the ikea worktops to the existing brackets. Then I chalked out my designs and once again jig-sawed them all.
Then we sanded and vanished and installed lights!
~ matthew chambers, Rubi Bar, Banys Vells 6, Barcelona, Spain
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.