Useful Outdoor Patio Bar
On those hot summer nights, heading outside to your outdoor patio bar for a cold drink can be refreshing. An outdoor patio bar is especially useful if you entertain large groups of people frequently such as by hosting a backyard barbecue or potluck. The outdoor patio bar may be equipped with wine and spirits, fruit juices, or ice cream and sodas, depending on the preferences of the homeowner and the nature of any social event set to take place in the back or side yard. An outdoor patio bar may be a relatively simple device or be a permanent structure complete with appliances. Outdoor patio bars are often portable devices that can be set up whenever needed and then stored away when not in use. There are bars constructed with a metal frame that collapses for storage, but can be unfolded and set up in no more than five minutes. A bar of this type usually includes a countertop that swings into place and rests on the frame.
Another patio bar option is a wicker model. The lightweight construction makes it easy to move the position of the bar whenever necessary. Another option is an outdoor patio bar constructed with different types of wood. Wooden bars are more difficult to move, since they are heavier than other portable options. Still, a wood bar often includes extra storage not available with other types. In order to protect the bar from weather damage, the structure is often sealed and treated to prevent mold, mildew, and deterioration from moisture.