How to build your own fold-down murphy bar


Can’t afford a full size bar for your outdoor living area? Why not build one of these DIY fold-down murphy bar?

This fold-down bar will give you a neat and sturdy work surface when preparing food and drinks. It also doubles as storage for items you often use in your outdoor area. And when not in use you can close it to keep the items inside safe, and your outdoor area clean.

This is an inexpensive project that can be built using reclaimed timber from previous project you’ve done. And it should only take you a weekend to finish, but will give you lots of benefits in the future.

Need a bar for your outdoor area? Then this project is for you!


  • 1″, 1-1/4″ and 3/4″ thick Cedar Boards
  • Wood Glue
  • 1-1/4” Deck Screws
  • ⅝” Brass Screws
  • 1-1/4” Brad Nails
  • Hinges
  • Latch
  • Shutter Pulls
  • Stainless Steel Chain
  • Quick Links


  • Router
  • Doweling Jig
  • Mitre Saw
  • Clamps
  • Drill
  • Brad Nailer
  • Bevel Gauge
  • Straightedge
  • Circular Saw
  • Rafter Square
  • Screwdriver

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Thanks to This Old House for this great project. You can get step by step instructions here

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