Fold Up Bar

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Just like the old fold up ironing boards of the past, these clever and efficient fold up bars are a very interesting way to have your bar, but in a small space, and quickly make it disappear when done. With storage within, with artwork on the back, or with nothing but a wood facing, we have tons of fold up bars for your next party or drinking event.

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Fold up bar 14

Beautiful and practical fold up bar constructed from wood. Featuring a compact design to save space, the bar offers a stunning two-tone finish, thanks to its outstanding combination of contemporary white and distressed natural wood grain. You also get several drawers for storage and a large bottom shelf.

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Fold up bars

Convenience meets functionality in this uniquely designed fold up bar featuring wall shelves and a detachable table that serves as a counter. The table easily fits into the shelf above without any complicated assembly. It is a perfect option for homes with limited spaces.

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Fold up bar 1

Highly portable and compact fold up bar with a stunning white finished tabletop. The bar is constructed from wood and comes with several open shelves for drinks and other bar supplies. It’s ideal for people with small apartments and small spaces.

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Fold up bar 3

Grand and polished wooden bar. This bar is made from hardwood and has a polished finish. Its advantage is that it takes up little space as it can fold to form a little box. It has ample storage space and even little drawers to keep wine openers.

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Fold down bar table

This is such a great craft table by @bubblewrappd that folds up into the wall! I featured it back in 2012 and it remains one of my favorite small space desk or craft station solutions

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Fold up potting bench cute for garage bar or bbq

Fold Up Potting Bench-cute for garage, bar, or bbq area. this whole ...

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Some favorite space saving ideas i cannot find directions for

Some Favorite Space Saving Ideas I cannot find directions for this fold up table, but it would make an ideal occassional dining room table, with storage for the best china, if I decide to substitute a kitchen island with breakfast bar for my gateleg tabl

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17 diy bars you can make a diy bar from

17 DIY bars...You can make a DIY bar from scratch or rely instead on easy upgrades to existing pieces.

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Fold up bar

13 Best DIY Budget Kitchen Projects: A half-wall that separated the kitchen from the living area was turned into a breakfast bar with extra shelving. The vertical support holding up the table is hinged, allowing the tabletop to be folded down. From DIYnet

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Bar fold

Such a fold up bar / breakfast table is a boon in smaller interior spaces. When folded up, the facility stores glass and a few bottles; just pull the cabinet door down to reveal a jute cord-mounted drop-down top.

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Buying Guide

Fold up bars are stylish, versatile pieces of furniture. A standard fold up bar opens out from the wall and is held in place by an industrial-style metal chain or a pair of rustic wooden hinges. When you fold out this cabinet, your work surface expands, and you have plenty of space to prepare garnishes and measure out shots for fancy cocktails.

When you’re not using this functional furniture piece as a fashionable bar, you can store your favorite collection of vinyl records or spare coffee table volumes in the cabinet. If you have a fold up bar that’s constructed with dark mahogany or rich walnut wood, complement this traditional-style aesthetic by arranging a series of hardbound books or encyclopedias inside the compartment.

You might also consider using this fold-up cabinet as a coffee or tea-making bar. Open up the front panel to reveal a premium-grade French press, an attractive-looking AeroPress, a variety of loose leaf tea infusers, and several sealed jars full of coffee beans and aromatic tea bags.

How easy a fold-up bar is to clean depends on the style and material of the product in question. There are many types of fold-up bars, and some are made entirely of wood, while others are laminate or even canvas.

If you’re working with a traditional fold-up wooden bar, the cleaning process is easy. Simply create a mixture of warm water and mild dish soap. Using a non-abrasive damp cloth, wipe down the bar’s surface after each use before folding it back up. This prevents crumbs from tumbling to the floor. After wiping with a damp cloth, dry the surface thoroughly because excess moisture can damage the wood.

You can apply the same method to other bar surfaces. However, collapsible bars with a canvas surface are more challenging to clean if they become stained.

Your fold-up bar will be much smaller when it’s compacted and ready to be stored away—but how much smaller? Will it be small enough to place under a chair, for example?

We’ve seen three different types of fold-up bars that all minimize in different ways. First up is the fold-up bar that folds up similarly to an ironing board, which will likely be able to fold up small enough to fit behind a door or under a large piece of furniture.

There’s also the fold-up bar that folds into a larger (but more compact) piece of furniture, like a cabinet. Finally, we’re seeing a lot of fold-out bars that include flaps folding down from a wall-mounted cabinet. This is a great choice for a small space because it takes advantage of vertical space.

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