Trust me if I can do it anyone can.
The important thing is to take your time, My pool room was a wreck for 3 months in which I could not hit a ball, because my table was used in every other way to facilitate the creation of this bar.
Another important thing is planning. Before I started I searched websites for home bar pictures. There are a number of useful sites on the internet, that had pictures of home made completed bars, and also some as they were constructed. Just google home bars, and have fun looking!
Reviewing these sites, lets you see the possibilities, then it is a matter of planning out your project, and shopping for the materials.
Because I made the bar in mahogany, I could not go down to my local Lowes or Home Depot, and buy the wood. Again internet websites were the way to go. I was surprised to find out as I did research on prices, that Mahogany prices were on the order of Cherry. I knew from the start I did not want to build this in Oak, because I was trying to achieve an older, darker look. Because I could not buy this material locally, I had to be careful where online I ordered from, to save on shipping costs. For the most part everything was shipped by either FedEx or UPS, but both of these have size restrictions.
Well enough of this, A-Train, how are your house plans coming along?