Time Required: A weekend
Difficulty: Easy

Inspired by the swim-up bars at Caribbean resorts, Andrew and Kevin set out to construct one of their own at their lakeside cottage property, highlighted by underwater seating, a floating pool table and a gleaming bartop made entirely out of nickels.

Project Steps

Step 6

There was a lot of debate around how the bar stool seating should be done, but ultimately Kevin took charge. To make the bar stools, he cut several logs and placed them into large plastic garbage bins. After applying several coats of cooking spray to act as a release agent, he filled to the bottom third of the garbage bin with quick setting concrete. This provided a heavy, stable base for his log/bar stool and allowed it to sink to the bottom of the lake. To finish it off, Kevin brushed on a protective coat using leftover epoxy resin from the nickel bar-top.


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