Kellerbar build - solid and rustic

A basement bar is basically just a stretched shelf with a counter. It is relatively easy to build. Especially in rustic cellars fits a bricked variant. Instructions can be found in this post.

design options

  • basic construction
  • Materials and disguise
  • countertop

basic construction

The basic construction is best executed in the masonry variant in an E-shape. This also creates a stable support surface for the worktop and allows the installation of shelves under the counter.

Alternatively, omission of the middle E-bar is also possible for a shorter length. A waiver of the upper and lower side part is not recommended, however, since these two parts ensure the stability of the worktop.

Kellerbar build - solid and rustic: solid

Materials and disguise

For the cellar bar Ytong stones are best used. They are lightweight, custom-fit and can be easily and accurately wall-mounted in a thin bed.

However, in the case of unevenness, a thick bed layer may have to be used to align the bottom layer.

The aerated concrete blocks may well have a greater width, because of their low weight, the higher width is not a big burden.

The aerated concrete blocks can either be clad with wall panels, but in rustic cellars better plastered accordingly. This creates an appearance that fits well into the ambience of the cellar.


With the worktop, it is recommended to use already prefabricated models. Kidney-shaped or rounded worktops in rustic, polished wood tones create a special look in combination with a rustic design.

Walling Kellerbar itself - that's how it works

  • Ytong stones
  • Thin-bed mortar
  • ev. Mortar bed for aligning in case of bumps
  • plaster
  • Worktop and mounting material
  • trowel
  • Maurer cord
  • Plumb bob and spirit level
  • Tool for fixing the worktop
  • Mortar carriage, if necessary

1. Draw and mark the plan

Draw a simple plan and mark the course of the basic construction on the ground

2. high walls

If necessary, align the Ytongstones in the thick bed, then simply wall up the basic structure. The crossbeams of the E should be executed toothed.

3. plastering

The stones can be plastered with rough plaster, textured plaster or colored plaster as desired.

4. Mount the worktop

Fix worktop on top with screws and brackets. Since the worktop rests, the attachment can be carried out sparingly. Seal the joints with silicone.

Tips & Tricks

For an interesting semicircular shape, there are special Ytongstones that can be used to wall multiple curves.

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