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And can you link where I could find the corrugated metal panels or the 4x8 panels? Possibly locally at a big box store or?
Just look up "wall paneling"
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What are your thoughts about the bar flooring?
Not as important, can't be seen as much, especially if the lighting is focused on the bar and work counters (well better to have lighting there). Thin pile carpet looks same height, so is it peel-n-stick? Just depends on your appetite for work and budget.

So many things you could do or not do. It might be easier for advice if you give us a picture of what you want it to be, and we can help how to build it/find alternate materials to look like that picture.

Edit: granite doesn't fit "economical" in my eyes, so this ^^ restated.
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Ooo I like that grey wood much, much more than the light knotty pine for sure, has a lot more "weight" to it as well - which I'm preferential to on cabinetry. You could do a smooth application like the Lowes pics, but I'd put backers/slanted backers on the planks before installing to get more of that "uneven wood" look like in the one pic I posted before. That extra "depth" is interesting.

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If you want to get a bit more $$ into it, I bet you could craft a simple wood grid and secure it to the acoustic tile tracks using magnets. Something along these lines:



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If you redo the bar front in the grey planks, I think you can go trim free on the entire bar face (if I read the product page right anyway, the ends of each plank are "finished" rather than particle board, right?)

Bar Top
Yeah... I mean honestly, the pergo tile thing just doesn't look real at all...

Maybe something like these resurfacing kits, there's more colors if you click the category header link above the product pictures there on Lowes, I just picked the black for the grey planks, white would probs look great also - https://www.lowes.com/pd/Giani-Count...-oz/1000116497

Then on the counter top trim/edging, I'd flush up the trim that's there, or buy some 1x1/2 or whatever thickness measurement wood strips, add wood filler in all the gaps between countertop and trim, sand it so its smooth, then paint the resurface stuff over the entire top and edges.

Will these peel and stick boards stick on paneling?


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Just look up "wall paneling"
HD 885 listed hits
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Menards corrugated wainscot


Not as important, can't be seen as much, especially if the lighting is focused on the bar and work counters (well better to have lighting there). Thin pile carpet looks same height, so is it peel-n-stick? Just depends on your appetite for work and budget.

So many things you could do or not do. It might be easier for advice if you give us a picture of what you want it to be, and we can help how to build it/find alternate materials to look like that picture.

Edit: granite doesn't fit "economical" in my eyes, so this ^^ restated.

For price and simplicity would peel and stick planks be able to stick on the wood paneling that I have now?


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Just look up "wall paneling"
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Menards 168 listed hits
Menards corrugated wainscot


Not as important, can't be seen as much, especially if the lighting is focused on the bar and work counters (well better to have lighting there). Thin pile carpet looks same height, so is it peel-n-stick? Just depends on your appetite for work and budget.

So many things you could do or not do. It might be easier for advice if you give us a picture of what you want it to be, and we can help how to build it/find alternate materials to look like that picture.

Edit: granite doesn't fit "economical" in my eyes, so this ^^ restated.

Granite as supposed to doing all the work(Iím not 100% the handyman you think ( )


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My thought was to make the "boxes" out of thin light trim and magnet them to the existing ceiling tracks.

I suppose you could glue them to the acoustic panels, but you'd have to remake them if there was a leak again and a tile got damaged.
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As for the granite, I suspect it'd be too heavy for whats gotta be light weight construction from the looks of it.

The painted granite is probs better, the kit I linked is pretty easy, you just paint it, then roll over it with a patterned paint roller to get the details (veins and what not.)


Another option is sticker faux granite/marble. I've had a faux maple birdseye vinyl sticker (made by VViViD from Amazon) on my keyboard drawer and computer desk for probably 8 years (heavy usage) and it's only just got dinged up on one of the wrapped edges. If you were to take off the counter top trim, wrap the vinyl around the top, then put the trim back on - maybe stained to match the grey wood planks - I bet it'd last pretty well.


Another option would be the adhesive faux marble tiles I did over my scratched laminate desktop. I think we'd gotten them at Home Depot though all I'm finding right now is the flooring size - the ones I have are 6x6 square.


Hey, if you want to pour bartop epoxy over it, some SS peel & stick would look wicked; I found this https://www.homedepot.com/p/Instant-...-112/206063175

I did SS hex's on my kitchen backsplash some years ago and everyone just loves it. They probably talk more about the cheap $500 splash than they do about the rest of my $40k DIY kitchen... Except maybe the fridge, it's 4 foot wide and 7 foot tall so it commands a lot of attention

... Eh probs too modern for you.

Maybe look at premade butcher block counter tops - https://www.homedepot.com/b/Kitchen-...u#butcherblock


Or laminate sheet in a granite -- https://www.homedepot.com/p/FORMICA-...-206025422-_-N

That's not too hard to install, just gotta get more than one person to help you glue it down - it's one of those "you have one shot" type things. I did a laminate bartop with my father when I was like 8 or 9. Bar's still in perfect condition nearly 40 years later.
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My thought was to make the "boxes" out of thin light trim and magnet them to the existing ceiling tracks.

I suppose you could glue them to the acoustic panels, but you'd have to remake them if there was a leak again and a tile got damaged.

Iím sorry Iím completely lost on what you mean here (


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As for the granite, I suspect it'd be too heavy for whats gotta be light weight construction from the looks of it.

The painted granite is probs better, the kit I linked is pretty easy, you just paint it, then roll over it with a patterned paint roller to get the details (veins and what not.)


Another option is sticker faux granite/marble. I've had a faux maple birdseye vinyl sticker (made by VViViD from Amazon) on my keyboard drawer and computer desk for probably 8 years (heavy usage) and it's only just got dinged up on one of the wrapped edges. If you were to take off the counter top trim, wrap the vinyl around the top, then put the trim back on - maybe stained to match the grey wood planks - I bet it'd last pretty well.


Another option would be the adhesive faux marble tiles I did over my scratched laminate desktop. I think we'd gotten them at Home Depot though all I'm finding right now is the flooring size - the ones I have are 6x6 square.


Hey, if you want to pour bartop epoxy over it, some SS peel & stick would look wicked; I found this https://www.homedepot.com/p/Instant-...-112/206063175

I did SS hex's on my kitchen backsplash some years ago and everyone just loves it. They probably talk more about the cheap $500 splash than they do about the rest of my $40k DIY kitchen... Except maybe the fridge, it's 4 foot wide and 7 foot tall so it commands a lot of attention

... Eh probs too modern for you.

Maybe look at premade butcher block counter tops - https://www.homedepot.com/b/Kitchen-...u#butcherblock


Or laminate sheet in a granite -- https://www.homedepot.com/p/FORMICA-...-206025422-_-N

That's not too hard to install, just gotta get more than one person to help you glue it down - it's one of those "you have one shot" type things. I did a laminate bartop with my father when I was like 8 or 9. Bar's still in perfect condition nearly 40 years later.

Is the SS Peel and Stick more for counters you mean or should I attempt to place these on my bar front? Will these adhere well to the wooden paneling on the bar front?

Would you mind if I post close ups of the countertop area by the sink and the back wall? The old owner didnít separate the counters here. He made the counters and the base as an all in one design unlike the counters towards the front where people sit.


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I was thinking a white/gray granite look along with the gray front.
I have a friend who built an exact jawdropping replica of a bar in Ireland. Another who DIY'ed stained plywood (cheap CDX, not sanded) but is fully stocked so hides a lot of it, besides most people are drunk there and don't care. So I would say figure out your use, how it intertwines with the rest of the basement, is it a focal point, destination, or sidenote? Do you do a lot of food prep other than garnishes? Is the counter just a transition, or hangout with a tv behind the bar, or serve as a buffet for parties? Figuring this stuff out will help in picking finishe$ and where to concentrate them. You have to be careful though, if you ever watched the old HGTV show 'Trading Spaces' things can look really hokey if shortcuts are taken and you do not have a lot of skills or tools. Also in your other thread you'd said you'd be selling in 5-6 years.

IMO if you go granite counters, the rest of the bar (and ceiling + walls + lighting, and rest of basement) should be brought up to the same level. Heck, even some laminates can get $150/sheet.

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Will these adhere well to the wooden paneling on the bar front?
I think it depends on the sheet thickness and size. You'll probably see the panel grooves through small 12x12 stickies, maybe not if full sheets especially with embossed designs on them.
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I have a friend who built an exact jawdropping replica of a bar in Ireland. Another who DIY'ed stained plywood (cheap CDX, not sanded) but is fully stocked so hides a lot of it, besides most people are drunk there and don't care. So I would say figure out your use, how it intertwines with the rest of the basement, is it a focal point, destination, or sidenote? Do you do a lot of food prep other than garnishes? Is the counter just a transition, or hangout with a tv behind the bar, or serve as a buffet for parties? Figuring this stuff out will help in picking finishe$ and where to concentrate them. You have to be careful though, if you ever watched the old HGTV show 'Trading Spaces' things can look really hokey if shortcuts are taken and you do not have a lot of skills or tools. Also in your other thread you'd said you'd be selling in 5-6 years.

IMO if you go granite counters, the rest of the bar (and ceiling + walls + lighting, and rest of basement) should be brought up to the same level. Heck, even some laminates can get $150/sheet.


I think it depends on the sheet thickness and size. You'll probably see the panel grooves through small 12x12 stickies, maybe not if full sheets especially with embossed designs on them.

This bar is used many times for gatherings or when thereís no room by the tv. So for example many people sit in the chairs here for hours. Sometimes we will also place food below the main countertop for people to walk behind and grab some food. So I would say the bar is used 60-70% of the time we have guests.


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Is the SS Peel and Stick more for counters you mean or should I attempt to place these on my bar front? Will these adhere well to the wooden paneling on the bar front?

Would you mind if I post close ups of the countertop area by the sink and the back wall? The old owner didn’t separate the counters here. He made the counters and the base as an all in one design unlike the counters towards the front where people sit.


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Oh no, I really like the grey wood planks on the bar front.

I was thinking of the SS on the bartop surface - but it'd come out pretty modern and you'd want to put an epoxy resin over the top of it so the SS didn't dent or get scratched up moving drinks across it.

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Also, you can post whatever pictures of your project you'd like to. None of us responding are owners of the site or anything. We're just fellow home owners who came here with questions just like you did, we just never left after we got answers :P

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For the ceiling;

It sounds like you're new to DIY stuff (?) so I'm going to suggest that instead of using some kind of decorative molding trim, you use straight stock. Using straight stock means you won't have to do any "coping" to match the trim profiles at the joints, then you can use simple butt joints, and you could even use glue instead of mitering and nailing. Go with polyurethane instead of wood as it's lighter. I'd get something around 1" thick x 1 1/8" wide or so. I believe poly costs about 2 to 3 times as much as wood though so that could be a factor.

I believe you have 24 inch by 48 inch acoustic tiles yeah? So you'll want to create a roughly 24 by 24 inch grid. Use the tracks on the ceiling to get your final measurements though - center the "width" of your poly boards on the metal track that's surrounding each acoustic tile panel, then you'll add a section across the middle of that rectangle which splits each acoustic tile in half visually. I'd glue up "F", "A", "E", and "8" shaped sections so it's more manageable to install on the ceiling.

Here's some renders of the grid I'm thinking about, 2nd is a pic of the individual sections glued up to create the whole grid, and finally a close up of an "F" section's individual pieces:

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How about a picture of the track your acoustic tiles are set in? It could be easier and give far better results to entirely replace the track you have with an actual wood frame - basically you'd re-build an acoustic tile grid in thicker beefier wood and fancy trim bits, so that'd all be nailed to the joists, and then you'd just pop in the individual [painted] acoustic tiles. It'd be a far better "coffered" look in the end and I imagine it wouldn't be /that/ much more expensive than buying light weight poly trim bits and a ton of disc magnets heh ... although I suppose you could use double stick tape instead of magnets - there's this stuff called "nanotape" which is gel based and it removes easily and cleanly, but holds well.
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@Mystriss I'm sorry, don't be offended, but those ceiling treatments and shag rug, bulbous light fixture and '50s chairs are just butt ugly.
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Oh no, I really like the grey wood planks on the bar front.

I was thinking of the SS on the bartop surface - but it'd come out pretty modern and you'd want to put an epoxy resin over the top of it so the SS didn't dent or get scratched up moving drinks across it.

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Also, you can post whatever pictures of your project you'd like to. None of us responding are owners of the site or anything. We're just fellow home owners who came here with questions just like you did, we just never left after we got answers :P

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It sounds like you're new to DIY stuff (?) so I'm going to suggest that instead of using some kind of decorative molding trim, you use straight stock. Using straight stock means you won't have to do any "coping" to match the trim profiles at the joints, then you can use simple butt joints, and you could even use glue instead of mitering and nailing. Go with polyurethane instead of wood as it's lighter. I'd get something around 1" thick x 1 1/8" wide or so. I believe poly costs about 2 to 3 times as much as wood though so that could be a factor.

I believe you have 24 inch by 48 inch acoustic tiles yeah? So you'll want to create a roughly 24 by 24 inch grid. Use the tracks on the ceiling to get your final measurements though - center the "width" of your poly boards on the metal track that's surrounding each acoustic tile panel, then you'll add a section across the middle of that rectangle which splits each acoustic tile in half visually. I'd glue up "F", "A", "E", and "8" shaped sections so it's more manageable to install on the ceiling.

Here's some renders of the grid I'm thinking about, 2nd is a pic of the individual sections glued up to create the whole grid, and finally a close up of an "F" section's individual pieces:

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How about a picture of the track your acoustic tiles are set in? It could be easier and give far better results to entirely replace the track you have with an actual wood frame - basically you'd re-build an acoustic tile grid in thicker beefier wood and fancy trim bits, so that'd all be nailed to the joists, and then you'd just pop in the individual [painted] acoustic tiles. It'd be a far better "coffered" look in the end and I imagine it wouldn't be /that/ much more expensive than buying light weight poly trim bits and a ton of disc magnets heh ... although I suppose you could use double stick tape instead of magnets - there's this stuff called "nanotape" which is gel based and it removes easily and cleanly, but holds well.

Since I donít understand 1/2 the stuff your referring to. Thanks anyhow.


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@Mystriss I'm sorry, don't be offended, but those ceiling treatments and shag rug, bulbous light fixture and '50s chairs are just butt ugly.
I agree on the fixture and furniture, it wasn't about that though.

Either way, I've been "dismissed" from the thread so I'm out
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I agree on the fixture and furniture, it wasn't about that though.

Either way, I've been "dismissed" from the thread so I'm out

No hard feelings. Iím a novice and although I want to learn .....your recommendations and techniques of remodeling are just something I donít understand so I wouldnít want you to waste your time.

It wasnít meant to talk down to you or ďdismissĒ you at all.


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