Railing Bar Top

Serve drinks in style on a new bar top.

Make the most of your deck railings with a DIY railing bar top. Our project plan is customizable to fit rails of any size, and it can be built in just a few hours. The wooden bar top adds to the natural aesthetic of any outdoor space, and its functionalities are endless.

Serve food buffet-style while entertaining or use it as a place to hold grilling supplies. It’s also useful as a high-top table. Just add some stools, gather up, and grab your favorite snacks and drinks. With this addition to your outdoor railings, reimagine the possibilities of your outdoor space, no matter the size.

When you aren’t using the bar top, simply remove it from the rail and store it for your next gathering.

Before you get started, please read our info on safety, fasteners and building tips.

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Watch the DIY Railing Bar Top Video for Step-by-Step Instructions


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Railing Bar Top Plan


TIME: 4 Hrs


What you’ll need to build a DIY Railing Bar Top


  • 2" x 2" x 8' YellaWood® Pressure Treated Pine
  • 2" x 6" x 8' YellaWood® Pressure Treated Pine
  • (1 box) 2" YellaWood® Outdoor Fasteners Deck Screws
  • 100 Grit Sandpaper (optional)


Cut List

  • A (2) 2"x 6" x 3'
  • B (2) 2"x 6" x 4'
  • C (4) 2"x 2" x 5 ⅝"
  • D (2) 2"x 2" x 1'
  • E (1) 2"x 2" x 44"
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