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Man Builds Amazing Retro Bar In His Garden Shed

Man Builds Amazing Retro Bar In His Garden Shed

One guy decided to get creative with a free summer house he was offered, managing to make an incredible retro bar in his back garden - complete with working beer pumps and even a Jäger tap.

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David Schad, 41, was offered a free summer house (a big shed for the more uncultured among us) and, being the lateral thinker that he is, he saw huge potential in the structure.

The Bedfordshire native set about his mission to create his very own bit of paradise in his own backyard, after seeing others have a go.

What better way to spend cold winter evenings than in your own pub. Credit: LADbible
What better way to spend cold winter evenings than in your own pub. Credit: LADbible

Speaking to LADbible, business owner David said: "I decided to make the bar after receiving the offer of a free summer house cabin and from there the idea grew. I had seen people make man caves/garden bars and wanted to go one step further."

David's incredible bar has everything you'd expect from one. Credit: LADbible
David's incredible bar has everything you'd expect from one. Credit: LADbible
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And that he did. Not only does the bar have fully functioning pumps - so David has a supply of his favourite bevvies at all times - it's also got a jukebox and a massive telly. It set him back £1,500 ($1,950), but aside from some of the electrical items, most of the materials were either given to him or re-purposed items.

He continued: "The bar was made from as much recycled and free and donated materials as possible, as an avid collector of vinyl records I had the idea of using non-collectible records as the basis for a floor after seeing many people install penny floors.

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The floor is a true work of art. Credit: LADbible
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"Then the offer of a free summer house came, the outer wooden structure was kindly donated by a good friend Tony on the premise that I had to disassemble and take it away.

"The majority of the materials are free, from discount bins, reclaimed or from damaged off cuts that I re-purposed.

"I decided to turn it into my own fully fledged bar complete with working beer pumps, fridges, arcade machine, seating, TV, heating and jukebox.

With all the furniture included, the bar only cost David £1,500. Credit: LADbible
With all the furniture included, the bar only cost David £1,500. Credit: LADbible

"Most of the furniture and bar equipment was kindly donated by friends, a majority of the electrical items were from bargain bins at various DIY stores - everything from the lights and heating to the TV are voice controlled."

Of course, to get yourself on the guest list for David's bar, which is called the Deep Inn Cider, you'd have to have shown a bit of willing during the build.

The pub even has a name and sign. Credit: David Schad
The pub even has a name and sign. Credit: David Schad

David added: "My business partner James helped me with the relocation of the wood and the reconstruction along with the laying of the floor and the epoxy coating to secure and seal the records in place. Once the main structure was in place I added little bits here and there.

"Every part of the build was undertaken by myself with the help of friends except the ceiling plastering."

The bar took about a year to build, inbetween bad weather and David's work commitments - well worth the effort, in my opinion.

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Topics: uk news, Daily Ladness

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]