Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-10-2009, 11:05 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: AMITYVILLE, NEW YORK
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

Bar top


Does anyone have any inexpensive ideas for creating a 12 foot bar top. It's for a cafe. I was thinking of using plywood and putting stainable wood skin with cove molding around the edges. But I trying to think out the feasibility.

Thanks for any advice.:confused1 :

CORNUCOPIA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 07:48 AM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Bar top


In a commercial atmosphere, you might want to rethink the side veneer. It won't stand up to the daily abuse it will get. Use solid wood to cap the edges. You want to use a good glue and mechanical fasteners to keep the wood attached to the top.
Plywood doesn't have the dent resistance of solid wood, so if you expect to do brisk business you might want to try a solid wood top or a wood look laminate.
Ron

Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-11-2009, 08:19 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: AMITYVILLE, NEW YORK
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Bar top


Quote:
Originally Posted by Ron6519 View Post
In a commercial atmosphere, you might want to rethink the side veneer. It won't stand up to the daily abuse it will get. Use solid wood to cap the edges. You want to use a good glue and mechanical fasteners to keep the wood attached to the top.
Plywood doesn't have the dent resistance of solid wood, so if you expect to do brisk business you might want to try a solid wood top or a wood look laminate.
Ron


Thank you Ron. The base is a 12' solid wood wine rack. I think I'm going to investigate your suggestion. Sounds Good. Thank you.
CORNUCOPIA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 12:41 PM   #4
Master Joatmon
 
Chucky Jesus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brighton, MI
Posts: 28
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Bar top


I plan on using 3/4 OSB topped with bamboo flooring. If it's strong enough to walk on, it should be fine for a bar top. I will trim it out in oak and then a number of coats of an oil-based polyurethane meant for hard wood floors to protect it all from spills.
Chucky Jesus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 02:25 PM   #5
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Bar top


Although there's some science to it, concrete makes awesome bar tops. You've got to use special concrete (not regular sackrete) and sealer, plus spend the money on melamine for forms. It won't save you any money but you'll only have to do it once. Done right they can make a heck of an attractive feature.
Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2009, 03:10 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: AMITYVILLE, NEW YORK
Posts: 10
Rewards Points: 0
Default

Bar top


Thank you all very much for the input. They all sound like great ideas. I have to see whats going to pass the Health Dept. lol

Stay Well

CORNUCOPIA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.