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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello - I'm working on finishing a bar top and am searching for a bar top epoxy to use for the finish; I see a bunch on Amazon for sale, but not sure if they're any good. My original plan was to use a MinWax stain and the MinWax Fast Drying Polyeurthane, but after doing some reading I'm now...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Our project is using +100 year old 2x12s with kerf marks as a kitchen island counter top. The island will measure 3ft8in x 14ft. We want to leave all of the character/flaws/kerf marks in the wood and the boards do contain a slight crown. We are looking at using a self-leveling pour on epoxy...
  3. Joinery
    Hello everyone, I'm new here, and have been reading a lot. I have built bar tops for customers before but not of this size or environment and I am trying to decide the joining of this corner. The bar is 18" wide made of 3 sections to form a "L". The length of the pieces are: 6' butt to a 22.5˚...
  4. Wood Finishing
    I have a friend who has acquired a rustic bar which they want to place on their outdoor covered deck, and I've volunteered to finish it for them The top of the bar is a cedar live edge plank about 6x2 ft and about 3 inch thick Initially the idea was to do a liquid gloss/mirror top type finish...
  5. Wood Finishing
    We made a bar top out of beech with a walnut edge trim. We purchased two part epoxy for the finish but we really don't like the fake plastic look of epoxy. What is the best finish for durability and wipability for the constant cleaning? This is a commercial application, our sons pub. Also...
  6. Wood Finishing
    I have been building a new top for my outside Bar and need some information on sealing the cracks. It was put together quickly and due to the friends I have :cursing: there are some space between the boards. My questions are.. 1 Can I stain cedar and then fill the gaps with a clear silicone to...
  7. Joinery
    I am building a bar top with 1x6 oak boards onto 3/4 plywood. My original plan was to attach the plywood to the bar and then add the oak to the top by edge gluing the boards together as well as to the plywood. I was going to use biscuits and pipe clams to ensure tight edges and then using wood...
  8. Joinery
    I am making a bar top out of hard rock maple. I am using a biscuit joiner to join 1x3 boards together on end to achieve the look that I want. I have glued and joined the boards together and noticed, even before gluing that the piece will not be completely flat when I am done due to very slight...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am building a bar out of maple, Brazilian cherry and paduka. What i am looking for is a product that is very hard and durable but it also must be a UV protecting and it must not yellow. If anyone would know of a product that fit this criteria it would help me out very much. Thank You
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