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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.

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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.
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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.
 

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My bartop plans...

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.
 

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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.
 

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Thank you

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

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