DIY Beverage Station – Home Depot #DIHWorkshop

by Dagmar Bleasdale on June 13, 2016

diy beverage station tutorial

It’s time for our virtual workshop party! Remember when I mentioned that today is the virtual party for this Beverage Station in partnership with The Home Depot, including all of these wonderful bloggers?


Today I get to show you my Beverage Station and the step-by-step tutorial so you can make your own.

Home Depot Beverage Station, #DIHWorkshop

This is how I personalized my beverage station: I decided to paint the Beverage Station white to go with my mostly white cottage decor in our home and on our porch.

045aI added some decorative wood pieces and twine, and two baskets for extra storage, plus a towel holder to keep a tea towel handy on the porch.

053aWith summer just around the corner, this is such a handy item to have around to keep your drinks cool.

045b057aDIY Beverage Station

I bought all the supplies at The Home Depot. As a DIY blogger, I love spending time there to dream up my next DIY project.

Material you will need:

  • 1 – 1/2″ x 2″ x 4″ sanded plywood board
  • 3 – 1″ x 2″ x 8″ common board
  • 1 box of 1 1/4″ x 18 gauge brad nails
  • 1 twine/string
  • 1 paint or stain
  • 1 10-quart galvanized pail


  • stainable/paintable wood putty
  • sand paper

Tools you will need:

  • circular saw
  • 18-gauge cordless brad nailer
  • drill
  • drill bits
  • measuring tape or carpenter  square
  • pencil
  • safety goggles
  • sanding block
  • reciprocating saw

Here are some of the materials. The estimated project cost is $38.


The Beverage Station was easy to make. I have the added advantage that my husband Don is a carpenter and has all the tools necessary to make it. I went to his current job site where he has them all set up, and I cut all the pieces in just minutes.

Measure and mark the legs (4 times 1″ x 2″ x 28 1/2″), the long frame pieces (2 times 1″ x 2″ x 16″), the short frame pieces (2 times 1″ x 2″ x 14 1/2″), and the shelf braces (4 times 1″ x 2″ x 14 1/2″) from the 3 long boards, and the 3 shelves (one 16″ x 16″ and two 14 1/2″ x 13″) from the plywood board.


Tip: make one mark at a time and cut that piece, then measure and make the next mark. Since you are losing a small amount of the length of the wood where the cut is made, it throws off the length of the pieces if you make all the marks first.


I used Don’s table saw to make the cuts, but you can also use a circular saw, like this Ryobi Circular Saw.


Once I had the first piece, I used it as a template for the next ones.


After I ripped the plywood to 16″, I made the other mark for the top shelf (16″ x 16″), and then cut the middle and bottom shelf after that (two 14 1/2″  x 13″).

021a022bHere are all of the pieces after I sanded the rough edges.

014aThen I marked the center of the top piece to mark the circle the pail is going to sit in.

015aI nailed a nail in the center and drew a 10″ circle. I double-checked that it was a good circle with a large plate.

018aUsing a roller to paint the piece makes the job much faster.


I drilled a hole near the edge of the inside of the circle and then used the reciprocal saw to cut it out.


Then it was time to assemble all of the pieces with the nail gun.


One way I decided to personalize my beverage station is by adding a handle so I can hang a tea towel on it.


Here is my finished beverage station!


It will come in handy when we entertain this summer.


If you don’t feel like you can make this Beverage Station by yourself, you can attend your local Home Depot’s DIH workshop and make your own after the virtual party. Head there by yourself, or maybe even invite your husband or a friend to join you!

Make this beverage station at your local Home Depot on Thursday June 16, 2016

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM 

Register here!

Home Depot offers three different workshops:
1. Do It Yourself (DIY)
2. Do It Herself #DIHWorkshop
3. and Kids.

You can learn how to build decor projects, make easy home repairs, and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.

#DIHWorkshops are free, demonstrative classes. While you won’t always be able to make and take the project (that depends on the store), you’ll definitely walk away with the skills to recreate the project at home.

Interested in seeing how the other ladies personalized and styled their Beverage Station? Head over to their fabulous blogs!

The Casual Craftlete | Fox Hollow Cottage | Twelve On Main | Little Glass Jar | Just Between Friends | One Horse Lane | The Crafting Chicks | Family Food Fun | Inspiration for Moms | Petticoat Junktion | Our Southern Home | Artsty Chicks Rule | Iris Nacole | Domestically Speaking | The Creative Mom | Live Laugh Rowe | Little Vintage Nest | One Artsy Mama | Dagmar’s Home | Fancy Farm Girls | All Things Thrifty | WhipperBerry | Lolly Jane | Landee See Landee Do

{Thanks to Home Depot for sponsoring today’s post and the #DIH Workshop Virtual Party! All opinions are my own.}

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

heather burningham June 13, 2016 at 9:30 PM

Love the baskets on the shelves and the decorative wood on the corners!! Darling.


Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule June 13, 2016 at 3:10 PM

So cute! love the baskets and the towel bar!


Katie @The Casual Craftlete June 13, 2016 at 2:21 PM

LOVE yours! You can never go wrong with classic white.


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