With the growing trend of “pubsheds” comes an increasing amount of creativity, as demonstrated by this guy who turned a simple shed dubbed “The Barn” into a very creative backyard bar where he and his buddies can hang out and enjoy a couple drinks. What makes his build unique though is the peculiar use of a whopping 5,500 pennies which he incorporated into the design. Check it out below.
The gabled barn style shed looks nice on the outside…
Yet the inside was lacking in proper bar decor, so he went to work building a bar.
The bar itself isn’t too fancy…yet.
Here’s where he starts to get creative, setting aside $55 worth of pennies for special use.
He even sorted the pennies, keeping the pre-1982 ones from the rest. Talk about commitment!
Before using the pennies, he decided to soak them in vinegar and salt, which removes the oxidization and brings them back to a shiny new state.
But he also left half of them to dry without polishing, which created a nice variation in the color for his project.
Then he set to work, laying the pennies in a diamond pattern according to their shades of color.
You might notice every penny is facing heads up.
Finally he slathered four quarts of resin over the top, using a blowtorch to remove any bubbles, and was left with a beautiful surface on his new bar.
And of course he installed a kegerator to dispense ice cold brews for him and his friends.
The completed project on display, with three local Virginia beers on tap!
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