I've been wanting to build a live edge bar for a few months now and I finally found someone close to me who sells live edge slabs for a great price.. and they are kiln dried.
To be completely honest, this bar doesn't have to be PERFECT but I still want to put in blood and sweat.... just not the tears. This oak board only cost me $32 so if I completely ruin it then I can always go back and buy another slab (which I might do anyways because I'd like a thicker bar and he is supposed to get some walnut pieces soon). The base of the bar will be made out of metal (my step-dad owns a metal fabrication shop).
Getting to the point here: I'm wanting to keep as much of the rough edge as possible and I want to bring out as much of the natural colors of the board as possible. It's 8 feet long, 19 inches at the widest and I believe it's about 1.75 inches thick.
I know absolutely nothing about finishes, epoxies, lacquers so any information would be quite helpful. I know this is asking a lot and I just want to say thank you ahead of time to anyone who takes the time to walk me through this... In the meantime, I will continue researching.
Last edited by bigal797; 12-27-2016 at 05:31 PM.