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10 Uses for Kitchen Cabinets Outside of the Kitchen


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Tiki Bar
If your tastes don't run quite so Polynesian-kitsch, you could skip the bamboo and finish your outdoor minibar however you like.
If your tastes don't run quite so Polynesian-kitsch, you could skip the bamboo and finish your outdoor minibar however you like.
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If your leisure time includes complex, fruit-infused cocktails (or if you'd like it to), a backyard tiki bar is probably on your wish list. You can create your own tropical escape, complete with as many coconut and bamboo accouterments as you'd like, by fashioning three 60-inch (1.5-meter) kitchen cabinets (or whatever length suits your space) into a midcentury tiki lookalike.

Join kitchen floor cabinets together with wood screws and top them with a ceramic tile countertop featuring tropical patterns and colors. Apply a waterproof sealant to the cabinets, even if they'll be situated in a sheltered outdoor area, to ensure they'll last. Or, you could install a bamboo veneer and thatch trim. If you're feeling really crafty, you can install a working sink so you can take advantage of a water supply when mixing drinks [source: Garden Web].


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