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 8

Now it was time to add some finishing touches such as a floating pool table that will turn our swim-up bar into the hottest spot on the lake. We sandwiched some very buoyant polystyrene foam sheets in plywood, covering the top with green outdoor carpeting. As always, we made ample use of what we have in surplus. In our case, we used red plastic cups for the pockets, foam pool noodles for the bumper rails, and fallen tree branches as pool cues.

With all the parts of the Ultimate Swim-Up Bar complete and assembled in the lake, all that was left to do was to ring up some friends and let them know that the Barnickel Bar and Grill was open for business!


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