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Bar Top
Posted July 11, 2005 at 09:33:00 AM by Bean
My dad and I are building a bar in my basement. We've got the base started, and some ideas, but we are pretty much making it up as we go. Tonight, we are going to put in a few outlets and run some cold water to it (for a small sink). The biggest problem we have in the near future is what to top the bar with. The following options have been proposed:
Hollow-core door: This is a very cheap and very "pretty"option. Total cost for the top would be about $36 and with some stain and poly, it would look great. The problem is that it won't take abuse (since it's, uh, hollow and made primarily of thin veneer). Solid-core door: similar to above, but the cost would be more like $200, and it would be strong. Plywood and tile: 2 sheets of 3/4" plywood (cost?) covered with backing and tile. It wouldn't look as nice as finished wood in my opinion, but I think it would be very durable. Plywood and veneer: 2 sheets of 3/4" plywood covered with some thin, pretty wood. Granite: BigD's dad could donate a large chunk of tombstone granite to me. Hella-sweet! Any suggestions? Who out there has built a bar? Right now, I am leaning towards plywood and tile.
3 comments
Bean (July 11, 2005 at 11:37:13 AM):
PS - dont bother helping me decide... I just ordered 2 solid core doors... $140 total.
bigD (July 11, 2005 at 01:26:40 PM):
trach

granite is the only way to fly
tim (July 28, 2005 at 02:17:10 PM):
i would have said plywood and tile. i have done this with marble tiles and plywood. pretty fast and looks nice.
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